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Fostering close ties: what family life teaches us about communication

Jan 23, 2015 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis chose the family as his theme for this year’s World Communications Day, saying that as the first place we learn to communicate, families teach us to go out of ourselves and encounter others.

Pope Francis shoutout to March for Life: 'Every Life is a Gift'

Jan 22, 2015 - 09:32 am .- As massive crowds of pro-life advocates gathered for the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Pope Francis on Thursday tweeted a short message of support.

Pope Francis decries Charlie Hebdo motivated attacks in Niger

Jan 21, 2015 - 03:50 pm .- Pope Francis condemned deadly protests in Niger during which dozens of churches were torched over the weekend, stressing that religious motives do not justify violence.

Pope Francis blesses two lambs on the Feast of St. Agnes

Jan 21, 2015 - 01:05 pm .- Pope Francis observed the feast of St. Agnes with the time-honored custom of the blessing of lambs, whose wool will be used to make stoles worn by archbishops and known as palliums.

Big families bring hope โ€“ not poverty, says Pope

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:18 am .- Pope Francis has rejected the “simplistic” belief that large families are among the causes of poverty, stressing that economic systems which create a culture of waste are to blame.

Africa, South America trips in Pope's sights for next two years

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:10 pm .- Pope Francis has revealed that he hopes to make extensive voyages to Africa and Latin America in the next two years.

Philly archdiocese says Pope's US schedule yet to be finalized

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:29 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's communications director clarified that Pope Francis' official schedule during his trip to the U.S. in September has yet to be confirmed by the papal household.

The Philippines' farewell to visiting pontiff: "Pope Francis, we love you!"

Jan 18, 2015 - 07:36 pm .- The Pope departed the Philippines Monday morning from Villamor Air Base at a farewell ceremony where over 400 abandoned children from various welfare centers performed songs to bid him farewell.

One Buddhist nun's thoughts on Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2015 - 04:24 pm .- A Buddhist nun who experienced Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines voiced her gratitude to the pontiff for his efforts at unity and dialogue among religious communities.

Philippines typhoon survivor: 'There's a reason for everything'

Jan 18, 2015 - 02:38 pm .- Elena Garado thought she was dead after being trapped under a table for four hours when Typhoon Yolanda hit her hometown in November 2013.

Exclusive: Details of the proposal for Pope Francis' US visit revealed

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:56 pm .- Archbishop Bernardito Auza – a member of the organizing committee for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the U.S. – has revealed details of the proposed schedule, which includes visits to three cities.

A providential boost for the Philippine church's Year for Poor

Jan 18, 2015 - 10:04 am .- A priest currently stationed in the Philippine diocese of Cebu said that not only is Pope Francis' visit an opportunity to vamp-up evangelization efforts, but also fuels the local church's push to help the poor.

History made! Philippine crowd for Pope Francis hits 6-7 million

Jan 18, 2015 - 04:39 am .- The Vatican's spokesman said that papal history was made Sunday during Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines where an estimated 6-7 million people attended his closing Mass.

Catholic and non-Catholic alike; young people swarm for Pope

Jan 18, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Harold Ducusin, like many of his peers, traveled several hours to join tens of thousands of other young Filipinos to see Pope Francis at the sports field of Santo Tomas University Jan. 18.

Protect the family โ€“ Pope's parting message to the Philippines

Jan 18, 2015 - 01:11 am .- In his homily for the Jan. 18 Closing Mass in the Philippines, Pope Francis pointed to our identity as God’s children, calling for the protection of the family against the numerous attacks that threaten it.

Pope's prescription for our info-saturated world: being surprised by love

Jan 17, 2015 - 11:04 pm .- Tens of thousands of Filipino youth gathered in Manila with Pope Francis on Sunday and heard his recommendation that a society inundated in information should embrace God’s loving surprises.

Here's why Pope Francis goes off script

Jan 17, 2015 - 07:15 am .- In a press briefing with journalists in the Philippines, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi ventured to explain the reason why Pope Francis so frequently deviates from his prepared speeches.

Pope Francis to Philippines cardinal: 'this visit is really for me'

Jan 17, 2015 - 06:10 am .- On his return flight from the Philippine city of Tacloban to Manila, where he met with and shared in the suffering of typhoon survivors, Pope Francis was moved, and said the trip was really intended for him.

Prayers asked for woman killed in freak accident at papal Mass

Jan 17, 2015 - 04:55 am .- A local woman was killed at an airport near Tacloban, Philippines where Pope Francis had just celebrated Mass for thousands of people amid strong winds and rain brought on by Tropical Storm Amang.

A simple, intense encounter: Pope Francis and Manila's street kids

Jan 17, 2015 - 03:04 am .- Deviating from his schedule of events in the Philippines, Pope Francis had a brief but emotionally intense encounter with former street kids in Manila yesterday.

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