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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.

Children to receive First Communion at papal Mass in Jordan

May 21, 2014 - 02:26 pm .- Some 1400 boys and girls from Jordan will receive First Communion during the Mass Pope Francis will celebrate on the first day of his trip to the Holy Land at the Amman International Stadium.

Ambassador: diversity of papal delegation speaks of dialogue

May 21, 2014 - 10:36 am .- In comments made to CNA, the Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See noted that the presence of both a rabbi and a Muslim in the Pope’s delegation to the Holy Land is a milestone in interreligious relations.

Gift of knowledge attunes us to vision of God, Pope says

May 21, 2014 - 05:20 am .- During his general audience address Pope Francis spoke on the Holy Spirit’s gift of knowledge, explaining that it enlightens our human perspective and helps us to see God in the whole of creation.

Seminarians in the Holy Land anticipate Pope's visit

May 21, 2014 - 12:07 am .- As the Holy Land prepares for the visit of Pope Francis, Catholic seminarians are praying for the visit's success and preparing with great anticipation to assist in a papal Mass.

Pope warns against superficial peace that rusts and fades away

May 20, 2014 - 07:15 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned attendees not to place their security in the worldly peace of wealth, vanity or power, but rather in that offered by Jesus, which is the only one that lasts.

Pope to Mexican bishops: promote 'spirit of harmony'

May 19, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- Pope Francis received the bishops of Mexico on Monday, encouraging them to promote harmony and to proclaim God’s mercy.

Have a firm heart fixed on the Holy Spirit, Pope affirms

May 19, 2014 - 06:12 am .- In his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on the various challenges St Paul faced in his ministry, explaining that it was only possible for him to go forward because his heart was fixed on God.

Pope: Church problems solved through discussion, prayer

May 18, 2014 - 05:30 am .- In his Sunday Regina Coeli message, Pope Francis reflected on the apostles’ method of solving problems as an example for the whole Church.

'Love transforms everything,' Pope tells sick, disabled

May 17, 2014 - 09:43 am .- Pope Francis met with nearly 5,000 members of apostolates dedicated to the sick and suffering on Saturday, encouraging them to live lives transformed by love and to support others who suffer.

Venezuelan wins trip to Holy Land for Pope's visit

May 16, 2014 - 01:28 pm .- A 22-year-old Venezuelan man has won a contest held by Israel’s Ministry of Tourism to travel to the Holy Land for Pope Francis’ historic visit May 24-26.

Heresies sprout from getting lost in 'ideas,' Pope warns

May 16, 2014 - 11:53 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis explained that it takes more than intellectual assent to truly get to know Jesus – we must also develop a personal relationship of joy through prayer and works.

Pope Francis decries arms trade as hindrance to peace

May 15, 2014 - 10:04 am .- Upon receiving the credentials of seven new ambassadors to the Holy See, Pope Francis urged the diplomats to work for peace, particularly by the eradication of the arms trade and forced migration due to conflict.

A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

May 15, 2014 - 07:43 am .- Pope Francis reflected in his daily Mass on how the apostles evangelized by first telling the history of God’s people, explaining that it’s impossible to understand a Christian without this association.

Pope: gift of fortitude not just for 'extraordinary circumstances'

May 14, 2014 - 05:14 am .- During his General Audience address Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke on the gift of fortitude, explaining that it helps us to remain faithful not only with the big things, but also in our daily activities.

Gossip is the plague of community life, Pope tells seminarians

May 13, 2014 - 12:00 am .- In a meeting with all of Rome’s seminarians, Pope Francis spoke frankly of the challenges of community life, including the temptation to gossip and the importance of prayer.

Holy Spirit is what keeps the Church going, Pope reflects

May 12, 2014 - 09:23 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis recalled the conversion of the first pagans to Christianity, explaining that the Holy Spirit brings us beyond our natural limits, and we should not block him with our own plans.

Pope Francis affirms Ethiopian, Eritrean bishops as model of unity

May 12, 2014 - 03:55 am .- Addressing the bishops of the northeast African nations Ethiopia and Eritrea at their ad limina visit to Rome on May 9, Pope Francis thanked them for their witness to Christian unity.

Pope to newly ordained: always be merciful

May 11, 2014 - 06:38 am .- In his homily at an ordination Mass this morning, Pope Francis urged those becoming priests to follow Christ’s example of mercy in the sacrament of Confession.

See world through believer's eyes, Pope tells Vatican diplomats

May 9, 2014 - 03:55 pm .- Pope Francis visited some of the Holy See’s future diplomats on May 2, advising them that their diplomatic work must rest on a Christian worldview.

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July 24, 2014

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