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Know the difference between sin and sinner, Pope Francis says

Apr 20, 2016 - 05:44 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis stressed the importance of knowing how to distinguish between sin and sinner, adding that God’s mercy is not afraid to reach out and touch our sins in order to forgive them.

Please forgive our indifference: Pope Francis' heartfelt plea to refugees

Apr 19, 2016 - 06:09 am .- Pope Francis has offered his praise to the Jesuits in Italy for their longstanding work with refugees, but asked the foreigners for their pardon on behalf of all who have been closed-minded and indifferent to their plight.

Pope: Jesus is the only door to eternal life

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:57 am .- Speaking at morning Mass at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis on Monday urged the faithful not to seek salvation through anyone but Jesus alone, because he is the only way into heaven.  

Pope meets Central African Republic's new president

Apr 18, 2016 - 07:52 am .- Pope Francis on Monday met with the Central African Republic's newly-installed president, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, who was elected to office a few months after the pontiff's visit to the country late last year.

Pray and act to help refugees – what Pope Francis and Orthodox leaders said at Lesbos

Apr 17, 2016 - 05:13 pm .- Forced migration affects millions of people and is “a crisis of humanity.” That is what Pope Francis and two leading Greek Orthodox churchmen have said in a joint declaration signed on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Pope Francis sends his greetings to Benedict XVI on his 89th birthday

Apr 17, 2016 - 02:38 pm .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI celebrated his 89th birthday on Saturday, and received special greetings from Pope Francis.

Pope: 'I saw much suffering' at Lesbos refugee camp

Apr 17, 2016 - 06:42 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday reflected on the great suffering he had witnessed at the refugee camp in Lesbos. He remembered especially the children he encountered, as well as the husband of a Christian woman who was martyred by terrorists.

Pope: Media missed the real family crisis in covering Communion, remarriage

Apr 16, 2016 - 01:25 pm .- Pope Francis has said that the family is in crisis, and that is a much bigger issue than Communion for the divorced-and-remarried. He suggested the news media had focused too much on the latter issue during the synod and in coverage of his recent document on the family.

Full Text of Pope Francis' in-flight interview from Lesbos to Rome

Apr 16, 2016 - 11:09 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday spoke with journalists about his visit with refugees at Lesbos and about the family crisis.

In Greece, Pope Francis tells migrants 'you are not alone'

Apr 16, 2016 - 08:32 am .- Pope Francis had a simple message for the thousands of refugees now staying on the Greek island of Lesbos: you are not forgotten.

As he leaves Greece, Pope Francis takes 12 refugees with him

Apr 16, 2016 - 06:30 am .- After traveling to the Greek island of Lesbos, a primary entry point for refugees seeking passage into Europe, Pope Francis decided to bring 12 of them on his plane back to the Vatican as an act of welcome and solidarity.

Pope Francis met briefly with Bernie Sanders before going to Greece

Apr 16, 2016 - 04:42 am .- After cancelling his planned visit to a Vatican conference hosting U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) due to schedule complications surrounding his visit to Lesbos, Pope Francis agreed to meet the senator before departing for the small Greek island.

Could Pope Francis' visit to Greece be a game-changer for refugees?

Apr 15, 2016 - 03:00 am .- Pope Francis’ visit with refugees and migrants in Greece this Saturday could be a moment of leadership at a time when political concerns overshadow the world’s attention, said a relief agency leader in the country.  

'We too are living in a time of martyrdom', Pope tells Scottish seminarians

Apr 14, 2016 - 02:39 pm .- The world continues to be “hostile to the Gospel,” just as it was four centuries ago when St. John Ogilvie was martyred for his faith in Scotland, but continuing to witness to Christ will change the world, Pope Francis said on Thursday.

Will Pope Francis mend ties with the SSPX?

Apr 14, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Bishop Bernard Fellay, head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, has reportedly discussed several positive aspects of his meeting with Pope Francis at the beginning of the month.

Ahead of Greece trip, Pope Francis asks for prayers

Apr 13, 2016 - 05:30 am .- With a last-minute trip to Lesbos just days away, Pope Francis remembered the refugees and residents of the Greek island during his general audience address, and asked for prayers ahead of his one-day journey.

Pope Francis' Instagram success: a model for Catholic social media?

Apr 12, 2016 - 06:46 am .- Social media can be a place for evangelization.

Pope appoints new Vatican ambassador to the US

Apr 12, 2016 - 05:42 am .- Pope Francis has appointed French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the Vatican ambassador to the U.S., replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Holy See press office announced Tuesday.

Pope: It's not enough to follow the letter of the law with a closed heart

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:38 am .- Speaking at morning Mass at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis decried those who close themselves to God's truth, and condemn repentant sinners and the innocent alike in the name of following the “letter of the law.”

Pope sends condolences after deadly fire in India

Apr 10, 2016 - 08:05 am .- Pope Francis has sent his condolences to the victims and relatives of a fireworks accident on Sunday that killed at least 100 people and injured hundreds of others in India's Kerala state during celebrations of the local Hindu New Year.

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