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Pope Francis: Humans are different from the rest of creation

Sep 15, 2016 - 01:35 pm .- Created in the image of God, human beings have a dignity they are in danger of degrading when they place material possessions above God in their hearts, Pope Francis said Thursday.

Pope's anti-abuse commission helps train new Catholic bishops

Sep 14, 2016 - 02:40 pm .- Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors have been invited to address the trainings for new Catholic bishops held at the Vatican.

Pope Francis calls murdered French priest blessed

Sep 14, 2016 - 11:09 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was killed by supporters of the Islamic State while saying Mass in July, “is blessed now,” according to Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen.

Trust in Jesus – not in things that don't matter, Pope says

Sep 14, 2016 - 10:30 am .- Rather than trusting in ultimately unimportant things, place your hope in Jesus and you will not grow weary on the path of discipleship, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

What Pope Francis said about Communion for the divorced-and-remarried

Sep 13, 2016 - 03:46 pm .- Pope Francis has written a private message approving the Buenos Aires bishops’ response to the divorced-and-remarried inspired by his apostolic exhortation on the family.

Want authenticity? Turn off your cell phone, Pope Francis says

Sep 13, 2016 - 02:33 pm .- Don’t let indifference stop you from an authentic encounter with another person, Pope Francis said Tuesday.

How Pope Francis' 'new joy' surprised Benedict XVI

Sep 12, 2016 - 04:23 pm .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said he is satisfied with the papacy of Pope Francis and sees “no contradictions” between their pontificates.

Pope Francis: No sinner is ever beyond the love of God

Sep 11, 2016 - 08:37 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis said that God shows us, through parables, the merciful love of the Father, who rejoices over every sinful person who returns to him.

It's Jesus who radically sets us free, Pope Francis says

Sep 10, 2016 - 11:06 am .- Christ took on our sins so that we might have true freedom, Pope Francis said Saturday during a special audience in St. Peter's Square, where he gave confirmation to a young man in a wheelchair.

Pope blesses picture of Mother Angelica for EWTN Germany

Sep 9, 2016 - 09:04 pm .- During the general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis blessed a framed picture of Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN.

Pope Francis: Gossip is the devil's weapon against the Church

Sep 9, 2016 - 03:01 pm .- Church unity is endangered especially by certain tactics of division favored by the devil himself, Pope Francis told bishops of mission territories on Friday.

Benedict XVI talks resignation, Pope Francis in new book-length interview

Sep 9, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Though he has rarely spoken since resigning from the papacy, Benedict XVI granted several lengthy interviews to German journalist Peter Seewald shortly after stepping down - conversations that touched on themes such as the reform of the Curia, his resignation and his thoughts on Pope Francis.

Pope Francis: Don't use God to defend your own interests

Sep 7, 2016 - 08:56 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis warned against making Jesus into the person we want him to be, and thus creating obstacles to a true relationship with Christ and his mercy.

Pope offers pizza lunch to 1,500 poor after Mother Teresa canonization

Sep 4, 2016 - 03:27 pm .- On the occasion of the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Pope Francis has decided to offer a pizza lunch to 1,500 poor and needy people cared for by the Missionaries of Charity throughout Italy.

Pope Francis: Mother Teresa shows us our 'vocation to charity'

Sep 4, 2016 - 04:18 am .- More than just helping people in need, the Christian life must include the roots of charity, putting our entire lives at the service of Christ, as Mother Teresa did, Pope Francis said Sunday.

Mother Teresa has officially been declared a saint!

Sep 4, 2016 - 02:40 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday officially declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Catholic Church in front of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square – a move the entire world has been waiting for.

Pope Francis makes surprise stop at Vatican unveiling of Our Lady of Aparecida

Sep 3, 2016 - 07:33 am .- Ahead of his meeting with volunteers Saturday, Pope Francis decided to pop in for the inauguration of a new statue of Our Lady of Aparecida in the Vatican Gardens.

Pope: Calvary isn’t just a painting on the wall – it’s the reality of the poor

Sep 3, 2016 - 04:22 am .- Mercy is not an abstract idea, but is rather expressed in concrete actions of love toward the poor and needy, who in their daily lives walk the same path of Calvary that Jesus did, Pope Francis said.

Cardinal Turkson: The human person is central to care for creation

Sep 1, 2016 - 02:32 pm .- As the Catholic and Orthodox worlds unite to celebrate a day of prayer for the care of creation, the Vatican’s social justice head is offering a reminder that the human person must be at the center of efforts to better the environment.

Soros money tried to exploit Pope's US visit to influence 2016 elections

Sep 1, 2016 - 11:15 am .- Billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations sought to use Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. to influence the 2016 elections and cultivate influence within the Catholic Church, according to leaked documents attributed to the major grant makers.

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