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Apr 2, 2019 - 07:38 am .- In his follow-up document to October’s youth synod, Pope Francis urged young people to approach holiness not only with the joy and boldness of youth, but with seriousness.
Apr 1, 2019 - 11:40 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday that homosexual tendencies are not sins, and that parents who are concerned about tendencies in their children should take them for psychological assessment before jumping to conclusions.
Apr 1, 2019 - 11:02 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday that abortion is not a lawful way to solve problems, even in extreme and desperate situations, and that awareness of the need to help women in difficult pregancies is on the rise.
Mar 31, 2019 - 08:45 pm .- Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the pope's March 31 in-flight press conference from Rabat to Rome:  
Mar 31, 2019 - 06:23 am .- Pope Francis urged religious communities in Morocco to practice an “ecumencism of charity,” calling for dialogue, not proselytism, in the Muslim-majority country Sunday.
Mar 29, 2019 - 08:01 pm .- President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico this week wrote to Pope Francis and the King of Spain, Felipe VI, asking for an apology for the conquest of Mexico by Spanish Catholics in the 16th century.
Mar 29, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- How “vulnerable” adults are defined in law has been hotly contested in recent discussions of scandal and reform in the Church.
Mar 29, 2019 - 02:09 pm .- Pope Francis called for the Sacrament of Confession to be elevated in the pastoral life of the Church during a Lenten penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica Friday.
Mar 29, 2019 - 10:28 am .- Pope Francis told priests and seminarians Friday that the sacrament of penance is “the way of sanctification” in which miraculous conversions occur.
Mar 29, 2019 - 08:39 am .- Pope Francis Friday issued new laws and guidelines on the protection of minors for those working within Vatican City State and the Roman Curia, including the obligation to report abuse.
Mar 28, 2019 - 12:42 pm .- Pope Francis travels to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, this weekend, where he said he will follow in the footsteps of St. John Paul II, who visited the North African country in 1985.
Mar 28, 2019 - 12:39 pm .- Cardinal Robert Sarah defended papal primacy and priestly celibacy, and called for unity among Catholics in the face of Church scandals and the moral crisis in the Western world during an interview published March 27.
Mar 27, 2019 - 10:24 am .- The crisis facing the Church today calls Catholic journalists not only to “relentless and fair reporting” but also to spreading the gospel, Archbishop Georg Gänswein said in a Mass said in memory of Mother Angelica.
Mar 27, 2019 - 07:20 am .- The ‘daily bread’ asked of God in the ‘Our Father’ is for everyone, and Christians will be judged by how well they shared their gifts with those in need, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Mar 27, 2019 - 05:54 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis will visit the capital cities of the African countries of Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius in September.
Mar 26, 2019 - 06:36 pm .- The founder and entire editorial board of a women’s magazine published by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano have quit over claims of control and disagreements about the hiring of women with different editorial views.
Mar 26, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Pope Francis amended canon law Tuesday to create a new mechanism for dismissing a religious man or woman who has deserted their community.
Mar 25, 2019 - 10:38 am .- The Archbishop of Santa Fe said recently that people praying to “Saint Death” won’t find the answers they’re looking for.
Mar 25, 2019 - 06:38 am .- On the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of family and marriage for society, and called the Virgin Mary a model for vocation.
Mar 24, 2019 - 07:09 am .- The mercy of God is not an invitation to “spiritual laziness,” but requires a sincere and prompt response from those who want to grow in holiness, Pope Francis said Sunday.