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Pope Francis: No one can use religion as a pretext for violence

Sep 21, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Pope Francis opened his trip to Albania praising the “coexistence” between members of different faiths in the country, while condemning those who “consider themselves to be the 'armour' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression.”

After brutal persecution, Albania 'reopened' to missionary zeal

Sep 21, 2014 - 03:45 am .- During Mass at Mother Teresa square as part of his one-day trip to Albania, Pope Francis recalled the country's vicious history of anti-religious persecution, saying it is now ready for the Gospel to flourish.

Vatican announces commission to streamline marriage process

Sep 21, 2014 - 12:09 am .- Pope Francis will establish a commission to review the matrimonial process in canon law with the goal of simplifying the procedure while maintaining the indissolubility of marriage, the Holy See Press Office announced Saturday.

Albania prepares for papal Mass

Sep 20, 2014 - 01:34 pm .- A Franciscan involved in the preparations for Pope Francis’ trip to Albania said that he hopes for a surprise from a Pope who has made a habit of breaking his routine to visit the sick.

Pope Francis taps Blase Cupich to lead Chicago archdiocese

Sep 20, 2014 - 05:09 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Spokane, Wash. Bishop Blase Cupich as the new shepherd of the Archdiocese of Chicago, replacing retiring Cardinal Francis George.

Martyrs' memory to be a focus of Pope's visit to Albania

Sep 19, 2014 - 06:04 pm .- Focused on the memory of the martyrs, Pope Francis’ one-day journey to Albania is aimed at restoring the link between the country and its Catholic roots, which had been disturbed as secularization has advanced there.

Vatican sources deny that Pope is upset over cardinals' marriage book

Sep 19, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- Catholic Church sources have dismissed rumors that Pope Francis is annoyed by an Ignatius Press book critical of Cardinal Walter Kasper’s position on Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried.  

Bodily resurrection is key to Christian identity, Pope reminds

Sep 19, 2014 - 03:37 pm .- Bodily resurrection is a reality which is the seal of our identity as Christians, Pope Francis said in his Friday morning homily at Santa Marta.  

Priest hopes papal visit will nurture fledgling Albanian Church

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:48 am .- Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Albania could encourage the leaders of the Catholic Church in a nation with a long history of religious persecution and political domination, said a priest in the country.  

Being honest about our sin 'opens us to the Lord's caress'

Sep 18, 2014 - 06:10 am .- At daily Mass, Pope Francis drew from the Gospel reading of the woman who washed Christ's feet with her tears – noting God's tender response to those who have the humility to acknowledge their sin.

Curia reform advances as cardinals, minors protection group meet

Sep 18, 2014 - 04:09 am .- As Pope Francis' council of cardinals for curia reform gather this week in Rome, the newly-created Pontifical Commission for Protection for minors will soon meet to finish creating its statutes.

Pope's visit will change Philippines, Cardinal Tagle hopes

Sep 18, 2014 - 12:47 am .- Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines in January will be an opportunity to lead the Church in the country down “new roads in the faith and in the mission,” said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila.  

Pope Francis uses fast-track move to canonize first Sri Lankan

Sep 17, 2014 - 09:54 am .- Blessed Joseph Vaz will soon become Sri Lanka's first saint after Pope Francis Sept. 17 advanced his cause for canonization by waiving the requirement for a second miracle.

True Christians aren't elitist – they generate life, Pope says

Sep 17, 2014 - 06:19 am .- At his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on what it means to evangelize, calling it apostolic work born of an encounter with Christ rather than lifeless efforts from the self-appointed “elect.”

Pope's Albania visit will draw from past, look to future

Sep 16, 2014 - 08:31 pm .- Pope Francis’ upcoming Albanian visit will highlight Mother Teresa, honor the martyrs of Albania’s atheistic past, and suggest the country’s potential as a model for religious coexistence.  

God's path is closeness and compassion, Pope preaches

Sep 16, 2014 - 12:06 pm .- Pope Francis on Tuesday focused on the importance of giving hope to the world by imitating Jesus Christ’s closeness to God’s people.  

No scandal here: How the 20 couples married by Pope Francis were legit

Sep 15, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- Pope Francis’ witnessing of marriages between Catholics who cohabited or who have had annulments is not a change, but is part of the Church’s effort to bring people to Jesus Christ, said two experts on Christian marriage.  

No plans to raise security ahead of Pope's Albania visit

Sep 15, 2014 - 09:40 am .- There are no plans to increase security for Pope Francis' Sept. 21 trip to Albania despite new reports of a potential threat by Islamic militants, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Monday.  

Want to learn obedience? Look at the 'woman by the Cross'

Sep 15, 2014 - 08:08 am .- Celebrating Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis reflected on the ultimate example of obedience demonstrated by Mary at the foot of the Cross.

War ruins God's creative work, Pope says

Sep 13, 2014 - 08:26 am .- Pope Francis warned against the destructive indifference towards our brothers and sisters that arises from ideologies of war during a Mass celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 13 for the victims of all wars.

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