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Jun 11, 2017 - 06:08 am .- The news that Pope Francis will not be able to visit South Sudan this year prompted the nation's bishops to voice reassurances that a future visit is possible, and ask for a renewed commitment to peace.
Jun 9, 2017 - 08:00 am .- After twin terrorist attacks killed at least 17 people in Tehran, Iran, earlier this week, Pope Francis condemned the 'barbaric' act of violence and offered his prayers for the victims and their families.  
Jun 9, 2017 - 07:11 am .- On Friday Pope Francis said women have an essential role to play in interreligious dialogue given their natural ability to build relationships and fraternity, making their involvement necessary in all areas of society.
Jun 7, 2017 - 04:43 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith is that we have a God we are taught to call ‘Father’ – a father who never leaves us and who we can call on in prayer at any moment.
Jun 5, 2017 - 03:47 pm .- Pope Francis on Monday challenged the Consolata Missionaries to give a “new impetus” to their missions work, including by inculturation of the Gospel, promoting family values, and dialogue with Islam.
Jun 5, 2017 - 07:42 am .- In his latest prayer video, Pope Francis again issued a harsh condemnation of the arms trade, calling on global leaders to set personal interests aside and help to eradicate what for him is one of the greatest causes of human suffering today.
Jun 4, 2017 - 08:33 am .- Pope Francis offered his prayers after Mass on Pentecost Sunday for the victims of the terrorist attack at London Bridge.
Jun 4, 2017 - 05:54 am .- On Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis said that division doesn’t come from the Holy Spirit, who forms the universal Church with both unity and diversity – and we must pray to resist the temptation to encourage division.
Jun 4, 2017 - 04:20 am .- In his message for World Mission Day, Pope Francis said that the Church needs to spread the Gospel, caring for the spiritual wounds of people who desperately need the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Jun 3, 2017 - 09:06 am .- On Saturday, Pope Francis met with 400 children from towns hit by earthquakes in central Italy, telling them that during times of tragedy and natural disasters, we must deepen our trust in the Lord, who helps us.
Jun 2, 2017 - 04:15 pm .- Sister Candida Bellotti, thought to be the oldest nun in the world, died Saturday at the age of 110.
Jun 1, 2017 - 04:04 pm .- With a visit to the tombs of Father Lorenzo Milani and Father Primo Mazzolari this June, Pope Francis will pay homage to two historic Italians who aimed to change their society for the better.
Jun 1, 2017 - 08:54 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis spoke with the Vatican department in charge of priests, saying he is always happy when he sees young priests, because they are important for Christ and represent the youthful face of the Church.
May 31, 2017 - 06:35 am .- After a major suicide bomb tore through a busy neighborhood in Kabul, killing at least 80 people, Pope Francis condemned the ‘brutal’ act, offering his prayers for the victims and for peace in the country.
May 31, 2017 - 05:54 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit has the power to fill us with the hope of Christ, in turn making us Christians vessels that bring hope to others, rather than bitterness or desperation.
May 31, 2017 - 12:29 am .- On the eve of President Trump’s visit to the Holy See, the newly elected president of South Korea sent a special envoy to ask for Vatican support in efforts to foster reconciliation in the Korean peninsula.
May 30, 2017 - 06:25 am .- On Friday Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed that while Pope Francis had voiced his desire to travel South Sudan for an ecumenical visit alongside Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby, it won’t be happening this year.
May 29, 2017 - 10:40 am .- Pope Francis met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a private audience which focused on religious freedom as well as reconciliation with native people of Canada.
May 29, 2017 - 05:56 am .- On Monday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Fr. William “Bill” A. Wack to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida.
May 28, 2017 - 04:21 am .- On the Feast of the Ascension, Pope Francis said that when Jesus rose into heaven, he entrusted his Church with the great and dignified responsibility of spreading his Word and making it accessible to everyone.

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