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Pope Francis offers prayers following EgyptAir plane crash

May 20, 2016 - 09:58 am .- Pope Francis has voiced his prayers and condolences to all those affected by the apparent crash of an EgyptAir plane in the Mediterranean Sea Thursday morning.

Exploiting workers is a form of trafficking, Pope Francis says

May 19, 2016 - 04:07 pm .- During his Mass on Thursday, Pope Francis preached a warning to the rich who oppress the poor, focusing on employers who accumulate wealth by misusing those who work for them.

Pope Francis to meet top Sunni imam at the Vatican

May 19, 2016 - 09:08 am .- An official meeting between Pope Francis and Imam Ahmed al Tayyeb will take place Monday at the Vatican, signaling a new step in Catholic-Muslim relations.  

Your job is to give voice to the suffering, Pope tells new ambassadors

May 19, 2016 - 07:40 am .- As six new ambassadors to the Holy See presented Pope Francis with their credentials, the pontiff stressed that as representatives of their people, they must be the voice of those suffering from tragedies.

This Saint Bernard just met Pope Francis

May 18, 2016 - 12:16 pm .- While Pope Francis might have chastised animal-lovers who treat their pets better than people in last week’s general audience, that didn’t stop him from giving a good pat on the head to Magnum – the Saint Bernard with VIP access to today’s audience.

'To ignore the poor is to despise God,' Pope Francis says

May 18, 2016 - 08:03 am .- If we don’t show mercy to others we shouldn’t expect to get it from God, Pope Francis said, stressing that while turning a blind eye to the poor might make life on earth easier, the eternal result will be much different.

You have the right to practice your faith, Pope Francis says in new interview

May 17, 2016 - 09:59 am .- In a new interview focused heavily on migration and dialogue with Islam, Pope Francis touched on growing concerns surrounding the hot-button topic of religious freedom.  

For US bishops, Pope Francis brings clarity to transgender issues

May 16, 2016 - 04:23 pm .- As an alternative to the “deeply disturbing” new federal guidance on transgender regulations for schools, the U.S. bishops pointed to the words of Pope Francis in offering a positive path to young people.  

For Pope Francis, missionary work is 'love without limits'

May 15, 2016 - 05:59 pm .- On Pentecost, Pope Francis praised missionary work as a massive work of mercy based on the desire for everyone to be saved and loved.

Pope Francis: the Holy Spirit makes Jesus' teaching come to life

May 15, 2016 - 04:35 am .- On the solemnity of Pentecost Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit, rather than giving a new message, brings Jesus’ timeless teachings to life and helps us to both understand and live it throughout our lives.

We were made to be God's children, Pope says on Pentecost

May 15, 2016 - 02:51 am .- Although sin separates us from God, Pope Francis stressed on the feast of Pentecost that we haven’t been left as orphans, but that thanks to Jesus Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit, we can reconcile with the Lord and continue to live as his children.

Pope Francis: You can't love your pet more than your neighbor

May 14, 2016 - 06:06 am .- People in need deserve more love from us than the animals do, Pope Francis has said.

Generate new models of economic progress, Pope urges business leaders

May 14, 2016 - 06:04 am .- Economic worldviews based only on material well-being cannot contribute to dignified labor and new models of economic progress are needed, Pope Francis told a gathering of business experts on Friday.

Why Pope Francis' visit matters to Armenians

May 13, 2016 - 04:45 pm .- Pope Francis’ visit to Armenia this summer comes at a poignant time in the country’s history.

What did Pope Francis actually say about the female diaconate?

May 13, 2016 - 04:55 am .- Yesterday Pope Francis raised eyebrows around the world after declaring his openness to establishing a commission to study the female diaconate, but a careful look at his full response is less of a shocker, and points to nothing new.

Pope Francis says he's open to studying the female diaconate

May 12, 2016 - 10:18 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis said he would be open to the idea of forming a commission to study the historical context of the female diaconate, as well as the possibility of women serving as deacons today.

No one can take our dignity – not even the devil, Pope Francis says

May 11, 2016 - 04:11 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said the father’s embrace in the Parable of the Prodigal Son is a reminder that we never ought to despair, because nothing and no one can take away our dignity as children of God.

Rome celebrates the beauty of life in thousands-strong march

May 9, 2016 - 12:40 pm .- The greatest challenge in the fight to value and protect human life worldwide is indifference, says one pro-life leader. However, as demonstrated by the internationally-attended March for Life in Rome which on Sunday marked its fourth year, that attitude is beginning to change.

Don't lock up the Holy Spirit in your heart, Pope Francis says

May 9, 2016 - 11:43 am .- The Holy Spirit seems to be a “luxury prisoner” in many Christians’ hearts: someone who is welcomed to stay, but not allowed to act or move us forward, the Pope said during his homily at Mass on Monday.

Pope Francis: Be witnesses of the Gospel every day

May 8, 2016 - 07:22 am .- Pope Francis commemorated the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus by reminding the faithful of their duty to be witnesses of the Gospel every day of the week, in all areas of life – and not just on Sundays.

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