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Pope appeals for life of Georgia death row inmate, but parole board rejects

Sep 29, 2015 - 02:34 pm .- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has declined to commute the death sentence of a local woman scheduled to be executed tonight, despite a plea from Pope Francis to do so.

Mercy, dialogue to be the focus of World Communications Day

Sep 29, 2015 - 07:31 am .- Announced Tuesday, this year’s theme for World Communications Day is inspired by the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, and stresses that social communications should be centered on mercy, dialogue and welcome.

Full transcript of Pope Francis' inflight interview from Philadelphia to Rome

Sep 28, 2015 - 08:31 am .- In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and women’s ordination.

I can forgive an abuser, but understand those who can't, Pope says

Sep 28, 2015 - 05:14 am .- In his wide-ranging press briefing en route from the United States to Rome, Pope Francis spoke on the difficult subject of forgiving priests who have molested minors, saying that the strength to forgive, and to be forgiven, can only come from God.

Pope: Communion for divorced, remarried isn't the only synod issue

Sep 28, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Pope Francis told journalists on board his flight to Rome that giving communion to divorced and remarried Catholics is a “simplistic” solution to the issue, and stressed that there are also other problems that need to be discussed.

Pope makes impromptu stop at statue marking Jewish-Catholic unity

Sep 27, 2015 - 02:59 pm .- Pope Francis paid an unscheduled visit to St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia this afternoon to bless a statue celebrating improved Vatican relations with the Jewish community.

God's love is for everyone – and it's dangerous to think otherwise, Pope says

Sep 27, 2015 - 02:44 pm .- At the final Mass closing out the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Pope Francis warned against narrowing God’s love and works to only a certain group of people.

Watch LIVE coverage of Pope's Mass for the World Meeting of Families

Sep 27, 2015 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis will say Mass to conclude the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this afternoon at 4 pm ET, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Watch EWTN's live coverage here!

Confinement is not exclusion! Pope Francis visits with Philly inmates

Sep 27, 2015 - 09:12 am .- During his visit to a Philadelphia correctional facility this morning, Pope Francis said every person is marked and bruised by life, but Jesus washes away our sins and invites us to live a full life.

Help youth be brave in opting for marriage and family, Pope tells bishops

Sep 27, 2015 - 08:16 am .- Pope Francis told bishops Sunday that a widespread consumerism and desire to follow new fads has rendered youth fearful of commitments, and said that as pastors they must encourage youth to be brave in going against the tide.

'God cries' for victims of abuse, Pope says after meeting survivors

Sep 27, 2015 - 07:53 am .- Pope Francis this morning met with 5 survivors of sexual abuse during his visit to Philadelphia, telling bishops afterward that the evil acts can no longer remain in silence, and promised his personal vigilance in protecting minors.

Pope Francis off-the-cuff: Family is the most beautiful thing God made

Sep 26, 2015 - 08:19 pm .- A visibly moved Pope Francis ditched his prepared remarks in speaking to thousands of families gathered in Philadelphia Saturday night – giving an impromptu reflection on the beauty and dire importance of family life.

Pope Francis hailed for transcending liberal/conservative divide

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:02 am .- Pope Francis rose above party politics and challenged lawmakers to a higher standard in his Thursday address to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, Catholic members said.

Pope Francis to New York City: Jesus still walks our streets. Tell everyone!

Sep 25, 2015 - 04:49 pm .- Pope Francis on Friday had a brief, but urgent, reminder for the Catholics of New York City. They must proclaim the joy of God and remember to care for all those who go unnoticed in their metropolis, because they have seen the “great light” of Jesus Christ.

Never lose sight of your dreams, Pope tells Harlem schoolkids

Sep 25, 2015 - 03:09 pm .- When Martin Luther King, Jr. uttered his famous line “I have a dream”, he was thinking of you. Those were the words of Pope Francis this afternoon during a brief but moving encounter with elementary students at Our Lady, Queen of the Angels School in New York City's Harlem neighborhood.

Performing for the Pope in Philly: a chat with some of the talent

Sep 25, 2015 - 12:09 pm .- Musicians, comedians, performers and artists from the around the world are eager to reinforce the message of the family and God’s love – as well as to perform for Pope Francis.

Can a giant Pope Francis mural move the hearts of New Yorkers?

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:40 am .- In the heart of Manhattan, a giant mural of Pope Francis looks out over New York City, smiling and waving. Its painter, Van Hecht-Nilsen, hopes the spectacular image will help people find happiness in God.

Leave ideology behind and care for the human person, Pope tells UN

Sep 25, 2015 - 08:45 am .- On Friday Pope Francis told members of the United Nations that there is no room for “ideological colonization” in their agenda, and stressed the need to go beyond policies to concrete solutions in caring for the poor and vulnerable, as well as the environment.

This nine year-old wants to meet Francis – oh, and be pope someday too

Sep 25, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Ever since he started attending Catholic schools three years ago, nine year-old Parker Langdon has wanted to be a priest.

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