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Think you're important because you have money? Think again, Pope says

May 26, 2015 - 08:21 am .- In his homily Tuesday Pope Francis cautioned against the “counter-witness” of those who seek to follow both Jesus and worldly temptations, saying that to follow Christ means denying oneself and serving others.

What does Pope Francis miss most? Walking in the streets, eating pizza at restaurants

May 25, 2015 - 02:02 pm .- In a recent interview with an Argentine newspaper, Pope Francis said he misses the “tranquillity of walking in the streets” and that he's always been “callejero” – a man of the city.

Thousands of people are trapped in the ocean right now – here is Pope Francis' response

May 25, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Pope Francis has strongly called on the international community to help the scores of migrants who are currently trapped after attempting to cross the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

Respect creation – this is a must for every single Christian, Pope Francis says

May 24, 2015 - 10:14 am .- Pope Francis used Sunday's feast of Pentecost – the descent of the Holy Spirit – as an occasion to remind Christians of their duty to care for and respect the earth.

Pope: Oscar Romero was a martyr who fought violence with love

May 23, 2015 - 07:48 am .- On the day of Oscar Romero’s beatification in San Salvador, Pope Francis sent a letter to the current archbishop, praising the martyr for his courageous service to the poor amid widespread national violence.

Pope's visit to Vatican departments a 'beautiful experience,' official says

May 22, 2015 - 07:14 am .- On Friday Pope Francis began making stops at different departments of the Roman Curia – the first in series of visits. Today’s rounds included four different offices.

Pope Francis to parents: Come out of 'exile' and educate your children

May 20, 2015 - 10:41 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis spoke of the essential role parents play in educating their children – a role he said has been usurped by so-called experts who have taken the place of parents and rendered them fearful of making any correction.

Pope Francis: Are you ready for your final goodbye?

May 19, 2015 - 02:27 pm .- In his homily Tuesday Pope Francis focused on many different “goodbyes” that happen during life, and asked whether attendees were ready for the final, most important farewell before going to the Father.

Beware of 'white-gloved' terrorism, Pope tells Middle East nuns

May 18, 2015 - 05:00 pm .- One day after canonizing the first two Palestinian saints since the early days of Christianity, Pope Francis met with a group of sisters from the Holy Land – urging them to pray for peace against “white-gloved terrorism” and persecution.

Pope appeals for peace in Burundi

May 17, 2015 - 01:10 pm .- On Sunday morning, Pope Francis called for prayers for the people of Burundi, where violent clashes have broken out following a failed coup last week.

Pope Francis shares the secret of the saints: life in Christ's love

May 17, 2015 - 10:11 am .- Pope Francis canonized the Church’s four newest saints on Sunday, praising their loving witness to Jesus Christ’s Resurrection.

Justice and truth are the keys to peace in Central African Republic, Pope says

May 15, 2015 - 11:47 am .- Pope Francis' address to the bishops of the Central African Republic on Friday focused on the Church's role in fostering reconciliation in the war-torn country, urging a deeper adhesion to the Gospel and the importance of honesty and justice in the process.

Pope Francis: Fear and joylessness are signs of bad spiritual health

May 15, 2015 - 11:40 am .- In his daily homily on Friday Pope Francis said that Christian communities become “sick” when they live in fear and fail to be joyful – even when times are difficult.

Christian marriage – it's 'demanding but magnificent,' Pope says

May 13, 2015 - 01:28 pm .- In his audience closing out the Togolese bishops’ ad Limina visit to Rome, Pope Francis on Monday encouraged solid faith formation for the young, especially those preparing for marriage.

When was the last time you said 'thank you' and 'I'm sorry?' Pope asks

May 13, 2015 - 09:04 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis focused on the concrete challenges families face in daily life, and said that simply remembering to be grateful and to apologize can go a long way in avoiding conflict.

You are not just aid workers – you are witnesses to Christ, Pope tells Caritas

May 12, 2015 - 03:38 pm .- On Tuesday Pope Francis told global representatives of Caritas International that true service is about welcoming God and others, and called them to continue their mission by going out to the peripheries.

Pope Francis: Spare no effort in defending life, family

May 12, 2015 - 03:26 am .- In his meeting on Saturday with the bishops from Mozambique, a southeast African nation, Pope Francis urged support for public policies that promote the family and protect human life.

On Monday, a little boy asked Pope Francis: 'What is peace?'

May 11, 2015 - 01:31 pm .- This question was part of a special question and answer session with the Bishop of Rome touching on a wide range of themes – from the link between greed and war, to arguments with siblings, and the role of religion in promoting peace in the world.

Dates of Pope's Cuba trip announced: Sept. 19-22

May 11, 2015 - 12:40 pm .- Pope Francis’ historic trip to Cuba will take place Sept. 19-22, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Cuba has announced.

Pope Francis: Get ready to be martyrs – even in the little things

May 11, 2015 - 11:31 am .- Pope Francis centered his homily for Monday's daily Mass on the “scandal of the cross,” saying Christians should turn to the Holy Spirit in preparing for martyrdom – great or small.

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