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Pope encourages crime experts to humanize justice

Jun 7, 2014 - 10:04 am .- Pope Francis has sent a letter to the participants of an international conference on criminal law, encouraging them to consider a fuller understanding of justice that moves beyond mere punishment.

Vatican: prayer with Abbas, Peres opening 'road to peace'

Jun 6, 2014 - 08:56 am .- The Vatican has released the details for Sunday’s prayer between Pope Francis and the Israeli and Palestinian presidents, stating that although peace will not be immediate, it’s a starting point.

Pope lauds Armenian Church leader's commitment to unity

Jun 6, 2014 - 02:01 am .- During Pope Francis' encounter with a Catholicos of the Apostolic Armenian Church, the pontiff commended him for his efforts in fostering Christian unity, and encouraged a growth in trust and hope.

Gift of piety fosters fraternal solidarity, Pope observes

Jun 4, 2014 - 05:23 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis reflected on the gift of piety, explaining that it is not just a superficial feeling, but rather a religious reality that leads us closer to God and to our neighbor.

Do not cage the Holy Spirit, Pope tells massive Rome gathering

Jun 2, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- On Sunday afternoon Pope Francis told throngs of Charismatic Catholics to not obstruct the work of the Holy Spirit in evangelizing, but make the adoration of God the “foundation of renewal.”

Marriage requires love that imitates Christ, Pope says

Jun 2, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- In his June 2 homily, Pope Francis addressed married couples in the Vatican, pointing to fidelity, perseverance, and fruitfulness as the three characteristics of authentic Christian love.

Candlelight vigil in Vatican celebrates Mary's faith, witness

Jun 1, 2014 - 08:11 am .- Hundreds of clergy, religious, and laity processed through the Vatican gardens in a candlelight vigil on Saturday evening to mark the close of a month traditionally dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Jesus' wounds are the price of forgiveness, says Pope

Jun 1, 2014 - 06:32 am .- Pope Francis focused his Angelus message today on the saving power of Jesus’ redemption, explaining that the risen Christ who ascends to heaven brings the scars of his crucifixion with him.

'You can make a better world,' Pope tells disadvantaged children

May 31, 2014 - 08:45 am .- This morning the “Ode to Joy” rang out from a teenaged orchestra as Pope Francis entered a room packed with 400 school children from disadvantaged homes. They waved and cheered as the Pope spoke to them in simple terms about the importance of light and love in a dark world.

Proposed Nicea ecumenical meeting 'nice' idea, Vatican spokesman says

May 31, 2014 - 01:34 am .- In response to media reports that Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I will meet for an ecumenical gathering in Nicea in 2025, the Vatican said that such a meeting would be a positive encounter.

Christian joy is based in hope, Pope Francis reflects

May 30, 2014 - 06:53 am .- In his first daily homily since returning from the Holy Land Pope Francis centered on the theme of Christian joy, explaining that it comes not from our immediate circumstances, but what Jesus promised.

Palestinian, Israeli leaders to pray with Pope at Vatican June 8

May 29, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- An encounter among Pope Francis, the Palestinian president, and the Israeli president at the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land has been set for June 8, the Holy See has announced.

Pope Francis praises 'nobility' of work

May 29, 2014 - 02:35 am .- Work is “both a gift and a duty,” Pope Francis told a U.N. labor agency in a message calling for an end to human trafficking and for greater concern for migrants and the unemployed, especially the young.

Pope Francis says Holy Land visit aided Christian unity

May 28, 2014 - 10:59 am .- Pope Francis on Wednesday said his pilgrimage to the Holy Land fed the desire for Christian unity and he encouraged Catholics to pray that God may help “heal the wounds” that divide the faithful.

Pope Francis meets with doctor who saved his life

May 28, 2014 - 10:41 am .- Pope Francis met recently with Dr. Juan Carlos Parodi, the Argentinean surgeon who operated on him for gall bladder failure in 1980 and whom he attributes with saving his life.

Pope Francis announces plans to visit Philippines, Sri Lanka

May 27, 2014 - 05:43 pm .- On his return flight from the Holy Land, Pope Francis announced that he will visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January 2015.

Pope Francis entrusts Holy Land trip to Virgin Mary

May 23, 2014 - 09:55 am .- Pope Francis privately visited the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome this morning to pray and entrust to the Virgin Mary his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Pope's Yad Veshem visit lauded for interreligious significance

May 23, 2014 - 09:48 am .- A local youth has praised Pope Francis’ decision to visit Jerusalem’s Yad Veshem holocaust memorial during his Holy Land trip, saying that it raises awareness to what the Jewish community suffered.

Pope reportedly displeased by sumptuous canonization banquet

May 23, 2014 - 01:24 am .- A Vatican official has revealed that Pope Francis was displeased by an extravagant banquet at a Vatican office during the recent canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, Italian media are reporting.

Pope's Holy Land visit sparks US call for dialogue

May 22, 2014 - 12:07 pm .- Catholic and Eastern Orthodox leaders in the U.S. celebrated the closeness between the two churches, recommitting to continued dialogue as Pope Francis’ trip to the Holy Land approaches.

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July 23, 2014

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