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Pope advances the causes of eight possible Saints

Jan 28, 2014 - 04:36 am .- During a Monday meeting with the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis approved the “heroic virtue” of eight Servants of God, which now allows their public veneration.

Pope lauds 'bravery' of those anointed by God

Jan 27, 2014 - 06:52 am .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis reflected on the significance of the special anointing given to priests and bishops, emphasizing that it marks their role of service to the Church, which we should be grateful for.

Pope, Hollande discuss positive role of religion in society

Jan 27, 2014 - 04:56 am .- During Pope Francis’ meeting with French president Francois Hollande on Friday, the two discussed an array of topics concerning human dignity, centering the meeting on the role of religion in society.

'Poison' of jealousy destroys communities, stresses Pope

Jan 23, 2014 - 08:41 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis warned against the dangers of envy, explaining that it is a sin which fosters bitterness against our brothers, stifles our joy and inhibits us from truly praising God.

Media should foster culture of encounter, Pope Francis says

Jan 23, 2014 - 04:13 am .- In his first message for World Communication Day, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of creating a culture of encounter, highlighting how media should always be a service which goes out to meet others.

Blessing of lambs a 500 year old tradition, priest reveals

Jan 22, 2014 - 03:58 am .- Shortly before the blessing of the lambs yesterday in honor of the feast of St. Agnes, the parish priest of the basilica honoring the martyr explained that the tradition has been around since the 16th century.

Pope Francis: accept the surprises of God

Jan 20, 2014 - 07:15 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the theme of Christian freedom, observing that it comes from our docility and willingness to accept the “newness” and the “surprises of God.”

Pope Francis warns against a 'worldly uniformity'

Jan 17, 2014 - 08:39 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis cautioned the faithful not to fall into the temptation of worldliness which hardens our hearts and makes us forget our “election” as children of God.

Pope: Christians have not been chosen for 'small things'

Jan 17, 2014 - 05:29 am .- In his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis urged youth to listen to the call of God, stating that this is often faced with obstacles and requires “going against the tide.”

Designer says it was an honor to present nativity to Pope

Jan 16, 2014 - 04:42 am .- The man in charge of constructing this year’s nativity scene for the Vatican expressed his delight at giving to Pope Francis the nativity he designed, which, he noted, has a special historical significance.

Pope Francis: our faith is 'not an ornament'

Jan 15, 2014 - 06:09 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Sacrament of Baptism, emphasizing that we are called to use the grace we receive in order to become “missionary disciples.”

It was a 'thrill' to perform for Pope, circus members say

Jan 14, 2014 - 03:52 am .- During last week’s general audience, members of the circus gave a special performance for Pope Francis, saying that the exciting encounter was an opportunity to show how the circus can bring “harmony.”

Mary’s 'embrace' shows unity of the Americas, says Pope

Dec 11, 2013 - 06:26 am .- At the end of his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on tomorrow’s feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, extending his greetings to all on the American continent.

Pope: Final Judgment brings comfort, despite our fears

Dec 11, 2013 - 05:11 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis reflected that the reality of the Final Judgment allows us to trust in God even if we are afraid, emphasizing also that our judgment begins each day through the way we live.

Pope urges Egyptian Christians to 'Be strong, do not fear!'

Dec 9, 2013 - 06:41 am .- Pope Francis concelebrated his daily Mass this morning with the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, offering prayers for peace, and renewing his call for religious freedom throughout the Middle East.

Pope Francis: Kingdom of God 'comes by wisdom'

Nov 14, 2013 - 05:07 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis warned against the ‘spirit of curiosity’ which can lead us away from God, stating that it is only through the spirit of wisdom that we are able to be close to him.

Baptism is a 'bath of regeneration,' says Pope

Nov 13, 2013 - 07:09 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis devoted his reflections to the sacrament of Baptism, stating that it opens the door a journey of faith, and helps to sustain us along the way.

Pope warns against 'unclean bread' of corruption

Nov 8, 2013 - 09:38 am .- During his daily Mass, Pope Francis cautioned those present to be aware the dangers of bribery, stating that those who are dishonest in their work deprive themselves of dignity.

Themes for upcoming World Youth Days announced

Nov 7, 2013 - 09:20 am .- Earlier today it was disclosed that Pope Francis has decided on the themes of the next three World Youth Days, which will mark a spiritual preparation for the international event to be held in Krakow in 2016.

Vatican bureaucracy can leave Popes uninformed, JPII secretary reveals

Nov 7, 2013 - 12:02 am .- At times, Blessed Pope John Paul II was not well informed by his associates, according to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, who for years was particular secretary to the former Pope.  

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