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Vatican confirms papal trip to Turkey in November

Sep 12, 2014 - 09:30 am .- A statement released by the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Turkey in November, where he is expected to participate in celebrations surrounding the orthodox feast of St. Andrew.

Pope Francis: correction without charity is 'a slap in the face'

Sep 12, 2014 - 06:35 am .- In his daily Mass on Friday Pope Francis spoke about fraternal correction, explaining that it heals and builds up the body of Christ, but only when done out of love.

Francis encourages us as did Don Bosco, Lateran rector says

Sep 11, 2014 - 03:27 pm .- As the bicentenary of the birth of St. John Bosco approaches, a Salesian who is rector of the Pontifical Lateran University has said that Pope Francis is close to the saint, as both view education not as a job but as a way life.

Christian life is not navel-gazing – it's self-giving, Pope says

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:12 am .- During his homily at daily Mass on Thursday Pope Francis focused on authentic Christian love, stressing that it’s not selfish, but freely and mercifully gives itself to others.

Pope 'deeply saddened' by brutal killing of missionary nuns

Sep 11, 2014 - 02:05 am .- Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring the community of his closeness.

Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him

Sep 10, 2014 - 04:53 am .- A man paralyzed from the neck down made his way to Pope Francis' general audience, saying he took the massively risky move because he wanted to experience for himself the pontiff's uniqueness.

Global organization of religions proposed to counter terrorism

Sep 9, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- In a recent meeting with Pope Francis, former Israeli president Shimon Peres suggested forming an “Organization of United Relations” to counter those who use religion for terroristic aims.  

Pope Francis: Love doesn't care if you're ugly or beautiful

Sep 9, 2014 - 10:04 am .- In his homily at Mass on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke about the love of Christ for his Church, noting how in the Gospel he prayed for his disciples, chose them personally, and remained close to each.

Pope might visit Turkey, Patriarch Bartholomew in November

Sep 9, 2014 - 02:35 am .- Pope Francis may visit Turkey Nov. 29-30, strengthening the links with the Orthodox Church’s Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and advancing their common commitment to ecumenism, peace and ecology.    

Papal blessing proceeds will soon go to poor – not shopkeepers

Sep 9, 2014 - 12:27 am .- Papal blessing certificates, often bought to mark weddings and first Communions, will soon only be available for purchase directly from the Vatican where the funds will be allocated to charity.  

God is a creator – not a magician, Pope Francis says

Sep 8, 2014 - 09:17 am .- Meditating on the feast of Mary's Nativity during his morning Mass, Pope Francis said that God is a creator who has endowed men and women with a free will and has accompanied us throughout history.

War is never inevitable: Pope Francis rues 'senseless slaughter'

Sep 8, 2014 - 05:30 am .- In a message sent to inter-religious faith leaders attending a conference on peace, Pope Francis proposed that there are always alternatives to war and urged participants to seek avenues of dialogue.

Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, Lesotho

Sep 7, 2014 - 08:23 am .- Addressing thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis called for peace in Ukraine and Lesotho.

Jesus brings us the 'new wine' of joy, Pope Francis says

Sep 5, 2014 - 07:03 am .- In his daily homily on Friday Pope Francis discussed how the Pharisees condemned Jesus' apostles for not fasting, saying that Jesus renews the old law and brings a new Gospel of joy.

In rare move, Pope Francis to publicly celebrate 20 marriages

Sep 5, 2014 - 05:42 am .- The Vatican has released the schedule of Pope Francis' main liturgical celebrations for the month of September, during which he will publicly perform the marriage of 20 couples.

Pope Francis: Decadent Christians have forgotten Christ

Sep 4, 2014 - 09:42 am .- In his daily homily on Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the importance of having an encounter with Christ, saying without it one becomes lukewarm and unable to evangelize.

Pope Francis is a 'son of the Church' on pro-life issues

Sep 4, 2014 - 04:55 am .- Pope Francis has drawn praise for his firm pro-life stance as well as his approach to the topic – which goes to the heart of the issue and teaches the Church how to truly embrace humanity.

Pope Francis: the Church is a mother who guides her children

Sep 3, 2014 - 04:42 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to the aspect of her maternity, of which the Virgin Mary is a model encouraging us to reach out to our brothers and sisters.

Christian identity comes from Holy Spirit, not 'theology degrees'

Sep 2, 2014 - 09:04 am .- A Christian earns his ability to speak with authority from the Holy Spirit, not from a theology degree, Pope Francis said during his daily Mass at the Vatican's Saint Martha Residence Sept. 2.

Faith is rooted in God - not human approval, Pope Francis says

Sep 1, 2014 - 10:32 am .- Faith is not founded upon human wisdom, but on the power of God, as made manifest in the Gospel. This was one of the main themes of Pope Francis' homily on Monday morning, resuming daily Mass at the Santa Marta residence following the summer holidays.

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