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Pope Francis: Europe is tired, must be rejuvenated

Jun 15, 2014 - 03:30 pm .- In a visit to a community dedicated to serving the poor and needy, Pope Francis warned of the poverty of Europe which faces a declining birthrate, hidden forms of euthanasia, and high rates of unemployment.

Pope invites Romans, pilgrims to Eucharistic procession

Jun 15, 2014 - 06:30 am .- During his Sunday Angelus remarks reflecting on divine love, Pope Francis invited all the Romans and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to join in a Eucharistic procession later this week.

Pope's World Mission Day message: Humanity needs Christ

Jun 14, 2014 - 02:49 pm .- The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Day, which focuses on the continuing need for all Christians to proclaim the Gospel with joy to the many who have not heard of Christ’s saving work.

Live solidarity in a concrete way, urges Pope

Jun 14, 2014 - 10:41 am .- On Saturday, Pope Francis met with an Italian group dedicated to the service of the poor, encouraging them to continue their concrete works of mercy rather than falling prey to the risk of becoming well-informed spectators.

Pope's boyhood home declared historic site

Jun 13, 2014 - 02:16 pm .- The city council of Buenos Aires voted on Thursday to designate as a “Historic Site” the home where Jorge Mario Bergoglio – now Pope Francis – lived during his childhood and adolescence.

Pope Francis: God always prepares us for our mission

Jun 13, 2014 - 10:29 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the mission given to each of us by God, stating that when the Lord asks us to do something, he always prepare us through a personal process.

Full text of Pope Francis' Interview with 'La Vanguardia'

Jun 13, 2014 - 07:00 am .- In an interview granted with Spanish-language magazine "La Vanguardia" on Monday, Pope Francis lauded Pius XII for his efforts in saving Jews, discussed Orthodox-Catholic relations, as well as the motivations behind his prayer meeting at the Vatican last Sunday.

Bishops embrace Pope Francis, Benedict in voting document

Jun 12, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- The updated voting guide issued by the U.S. bishops will maintain Church teaching as explained by both Pope Francis and Benedict XVI, said leading bishops at a recent gathering.

May the World Cup be a 'feast of solidarity,' Pope exhorts

Jun 12, 2014 - 05:13 am .- In a video message Pope Francis sent for the start of the World Cup, he outlined the importance of good sportsmanship, stating that this attitude helps in building a more peaceful society.

A young woman's confirmation gift: reading at Pope's Mass

Jun 12, 2014 - 04:03 am .- After three years of waiting to be confirmed, Clemence Figeac was asked to read an intention of the faithful during Pope Francis' Pentecost Mass, just two days after receiving the sacrament.

Pope's Sri Lanka trip will be January 13-15

Jun 11, 2014 - 08:04 am .- The coordinator of Sri Lankan migrants in Italy has confirmed the dates announced by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith for Pope Francis’ 2015 visit, during which he could canonize Sri Lankan Blessed Joseph Vaz.

Arab Christian witnesses grace of Pope's prayer for peace

Jun 11, 2014 - 04:03 am .- The inter-faith prayer for peace in the Middle East held by Pope Francis last Sunday reminds us that peace is not a work of people but a work of God, said a key participant in the event.

Vatican prayer meeting brings hope for Holy Land peace

Jun 10, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- Pope Francis’ recent prayer meeting with the Israeli and Palestinian presidents is a call for peace in the region that may show fruit in improving relations, according to a panel of observers.

Argentina team travels to World Cup with huge Pope Francis photo

Jun 10, 2014 - 12:38 pm .- The Argentinean team playing for the World Cup is bringing with it a larger-than-life photo of the players with Pope Francis, at a meeting in the Vatican last year.

Pope Francis continues rest due to 'a minor indisposition'

Jun 10, 2014 - 07:18 am .- Following the cancellation of his public commitments yesterday morning due to tiredness, Pope Francis has decided to continue his rest today and will hold no audiences, but will continue tomorrow as usual.

Italian officer: Being a policeman isn't a job, it's a way of life

Jun 8, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- During an audience with Pope Francis and the policeman of Italy, a young officer explained that his job is in fact a lifestyle of service, in which he is constantly attentive to the needs of others.

Pope prays for peace with Israeli and Palestinian presidents

Jun 8, 2014 - 01:31 pm .- Pope Francis welcomed the presidents of Israel and Palestine to the Vatican on Sunday evening for an unprecedented meeting of prayer, the “Invocation for Peace.”

Reject mediocrity, Pope encourages young pilgrims

Jun 8, 2014 - 10:59 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday evening made a phone call to a group of young Italians who were on pilgrimage, encouraging them to embrace hope in God and reject mediocrity.

Holy Spirit enlivens Church, preaches Pope on Pentecost

Jun 8, 2014 - 06:02 am .- On the feast of Pentecost, Pope Francis focused his homily and Angelus address on the work of the Holy Spirit in guiding and giving life to the Church.

Pope encourages athletes to play for the Church

Jun 7, 2014 - 01:10 pm .- Youth from around Italy turned St. Peter’s Square into a giant playing field on Saturday as they ran relays, played basketball and performed karate on a day dedicated to the celebration of sports.

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July 24, 2014

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