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Pope grieves Pakistan bombings, says world hides Christian persecution

Mar 15, 2015 - 06:49 am .- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis lamented today’s terrorist attacks against two Christian churches – one of them Catholic – in Pakistan, and prayed that such violence will stop.

Holy See's hospital works to help inmates re-enter society

Mar 14, 2015 - 06:59 am .- On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for inmates at the Rebibbia New Complex Prison in the suburbs of Rome. But the Vatican’s concern for those at the prison does not stop there.

Two years into papacy, Francis continues path set in first moments

Mar 13, 2015 - 04:31 pm .- The infant moments of Francis’ papacy deeply signified what his future mission would be like, reflected Catholics who were present for his election two years ago.

Pope Francis declares Holy Year for Mercy

Mar 13, 2015 - 10:05 am .- During his homily for a Lenten penitential service, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Jubilee to start at the end of the year, and which will be dedicated to a theme close to the pontiff’s heart: mercy.

Pope reiterates lessons from Korea in meeting with nation's bishops

Mar 12, 2015 - 09:13 pm .- His trip last August to South Korea was on Pope Francis' mind Thursday when he met with the nation's bishops, who are visiting Rome for their ad limina meeting.

When it comes to faith, there's no room for compromise, Pope says

Mar 12, 2015 - 02:58 pm .- It is the saints – not the hypocrites – who carry the Church forward, Pope Francis said Thursday, cautioning that there is no middle ground on the path to heaven.

Pope Francis carries his late grandma's words with him every day

Mar 11, 2015 - 08:23 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the elderly play a key role in the lives of the youth, and revealed that he still keeps the letter his grandmother wrote him for his ordination in his daily prayer book.

A milkshake for the Pope: One sweet way to support Francis in Philly

Mar 11, 2015 - 02:03 am .- As the City of Brotherly Love prepares to host the next World Meeting of Families – and Pope Francis’ first papal visit to America – a restaurant has come up with a tasty fundraiser to benefit planning efforts.

Pope Francis talks ISIS, jokes about being a 'coward' when it comes to physical pain

Mar 10, 2015 - 07:45 am .- Pope Francis gave a recent interview with an Argentinian shanty town's community paper, where he touched on how he feels about ISIS threats and jested about his lack of tolerance for physical pain.

Simplicity, humility, divinity – God never makes a scene, Pope says

Mar 9, 2015 - 08:11 pm .- If there’s one thing that marks the presence of God, it’s humility rather than making a scene, Pope Francis said Monday.

Marginalizing women leads to sterile society, says Pope

Mar 8, 2015 - 05:06 pm .- Women across the globe received a special greeting on Sunday from Pope Francis, who stressed the importance of their unique perspectives on the world.

Let Jesus cleanse your heart, Pope Francis says

Mar 8, 2015 - 10:28 am .- Pope Francis drew a penitential lesson from Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple, encouraging Christians to allow Jesus to drive out  “all the behaviors that are against God, against our neighbor, and against ourselves.”

In Jesus' cleansing of the Temple, Pope Francis sees a lesson about the liturgy

Mar 7, 2015 - 06:39 pm .- Jesus’ cleansing of the moneychangers from the Temple is a reminder to Christians of the need for “authentic worship” and “conformity between liturgy and life,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis: Jesus is waiting for us

Mar 7, 2015 - 01:49 pm .- What’s so important about an encounter? Pope Francis thinks one encounter is key to everything.

Church unity is found in Christ, Eucharist, Pope Francis tells bishops

Mar 6, 2015 - 12:55 am .- Pope Francis on Wednesday reminded bishops to turn their sights to the Eucharist – rather than themselves – as the source of unity for the Church.

Abandonment is the greatest suffering of the elderly, Pope says

Mar 5, 2015 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis said Thursday that when it comes to caring for the elderly, palliative care is necessary because it counters a mentality of utility that often leaves elderly persons marginalized and alone.

Pope slams culture of waste, says it’s 'a mortal sin' to discard elderly

Mar 4, 2015 - 05:16 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis condemned modern society for silently disposing of the elderly, saying that a civilization which views them only as burdensome is ‘perverse’ and ill.

Satanism, Pompeii and the Rosary – a bizarre tale surrounds Francis' next trip

Mar 3, 2015 - 08:08 am .- Later this month Pope Francis will head to Pompeii: a city which lays claim to the curious story of a former Satanist priest – now on the way to sainthood – and his miracle-working Marian devotion.

The solution to North African violence – dialogue and encounter, Pope says

Mar 2, 2015 - 05:33 pm .- Pope Francis on Monday encouraged the bishops from northern Africa to dialogue with and encounter other groups, fostering hope for good relations between Muslims and Christians in the region.

Pope Francis explains why judging yourself is a Christian virtue

Mar 2, 2015 - 11:06 am .- The capacity of all men to commit the most despicable of sins should inspire the self-awareness necessary to accept God's mercy and move forward in the Christian life, Pope Francis said.

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