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Pope Francis to parents: Do you believe in the beauty of love?

Jun 14, 2015 - 02:31 pm .- In an address on Sunday, Pope Francis asked parents if they believed in the beauty of the love God gives to a man and a woman, and told them to make sure their children see this love in little signs of affection.

Caring for creation is a duty for all, Pope says ahead of encyclical launch

Jun 14, 2015 - 06:11 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday that his coming encyclical on the care of creation is not just for some, but is addressed to all, and serves as an invitation to pay more attention to environmental destruction and recovery.

Stewardship for God's creation: the Christian landscape behind Pope Francis' new encyclical

Jun 12, 2015 - 04:16 pm .- Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on ecology will draw from decades of Catholic social thought on God’s creation in light of new perspectives on environmental problems, a prominent magazine has said ahead of the encyclical’s release.

Pope confirms plans to visit Central African Republic, Uganda in November

Jun 12, 2015 - 11:44 am .- Pope Francis said today that he is planning to travel to Africa in November, specifically to the Central African Republic, Uganda, and possibly Kenya.  

Airport evangelization: Pope talks mercy, migrants, ministry in the air

Jun 12, 2015 - 10:39 am .- Pope Francis told a group of airport chaplains that their call is to be a sign of unity and mercy for the many different faces and cultures that come through airports, including undocumented migrants and asylum seekers.

Oscar-winning composer pens Mass for the Pope

Jun 12, 2015 - 02:08 am .- The musical settings of Ennio Morricone are more likely to be heard at a movie theater than a church, but on June 10, the award-winning movie composer debuted a new Mass dedicated to the Jesuit Order and named for one of their own - Pope Francis.

Days before encyclical's release, Pope condemns culture of waste

Jun 11, 2015 - 01:35 pm .- After revealing that the topic of consumerism will be a key theme in his upcoming encyclical, Pope Francis today delivered a speech condemning food waste and the indifference of states when confronted with the topic of hunger.

Here's what the US bishops expect from the Pope's new encyclical

Jun 10, 2015 - 04:18 pm .- With Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology and the environment to be released next week, the U.S. bishops are reflecting on possible themes of the upcoming document.

When you care for a sick family member, you are a 'hidden hero,' Pope says

Jun 10, 2015 - 10:13 am .- During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lauded families for the “hidden heroism” of caring for a sick loved one.

Days after Medjugorje comment, Pope downplays predictable visions

Jun 9, 2015 - 07:59 am .- Days after declaring that a decision on the Medjugorje Marian apparitions would be coming soon, Pope Francis cautioned against basing one’s faith on solely on predicted visions or anything other than Christ himself.

An altar for Pope Francis: CUA students' design to enliven DC Mass

Jun 8, 2015 - 07:03 pm .- For most graduating college seniors, the final weeks of school focus on exams, saying goodbyes and looking to their next steps in life.

Pope Francis: Men and women are different for a reason

Jun 8, 2015 - 03:52 pm .- The value and beauty of marriage, based on the complementarity of man and woman, is lamentably being challenged by “gender ideology,” Pope Francis warned the bishops of Puerto Rico on Monday.

Pope Francis on Medjugorje: it's almost decision time

Jun 6, 2015 - 04:44 pm .- When asked by a Bosnian journalist about the status of his decision on the Marian apparitions in Medjugorje on his flight from Sarajevo to Rome, Pope Francis said that after a lengthy study, a decision could be coming soon.

Pope talks Medjugorje, coming encyclical on return from Bosnia

Jun 6, 2015 - 03:42 pm .- On his return flight from Sarajevo to Rome Pope Francis told journalists a final decision on the highly debated Mejugorje apparitions could be close, and disclosed the “cancer” of consumerism as a theme in his coming encyclical on human ecology.

Pope tells Bosnians to be 'tenacious' workers for peace

Jun 6, 2015 - 07:01 am .- During his daytrip to a country still marred by the effects of a recent war, Pope Francis said peace is not something that happens passively, but instead requires passionate action on the part of all.

'Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo' highlight pain of loss in Bosnian War

Jun 5, 2015 - 05:12 pm .- When Pope Francis visits Bosnia and Herzegovina tomorrow, he will be visiting a country still devastated by the three-year Bosnian War that took place in the early 1990s.

Pope to Peruvian pro-lifers: 'Keep shaking things up'

Jun 5, 2015 - 06:33 am .- Upon seeing pictures from the 2015 March for Life in Lima, Peru, Pope Francis had a message for the faithful of the South American country: “keep shaking things up.”

Twenty years after war, Bosnians working to reclaim first victim: trust

Jun 5, 2015 - 06:05 am .- A key Muslim figure in Bosnia said that “mutual trust” was the first victim of the country’s recent war – and is something each of their four main religious populations are still working to regain.

Cardinal Kasper backpedals on papal endorsement of controversial proposal

Jun 4, 2015 - 03:07 pm .- Almost single-handedly one cleric has turned the Church’s teaching on Communion, marriage and divorce into an international debate.

Pope leads Rome's Corpus Christi procession on behalf of persecuted Christians

Jun 4, 2015 - 02:42 pm .- Persecuted Christians were remembered during Thursday's Corpus Christi procession in Rome, where Pope Francis told the thousands taking part to walk and pray in unity with those who cannot express their faith so openly.

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