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Pope Francis addresses Colombian youth from the balcony of the Cardinal's Palace in Bogota, Sept. 7, 2017.

Peace can start by grabbing drinks, Pope tells Colombian youth

Sep 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

Speaking to youth in Colombia Thursday, Pope Francis urged them to move away from the violence of the past and... Read more

Pope Francis met with street children during his visit to the Philippines on January 16, 2015.

For first World Day of the Poor, Francis encourages personal encounter

Jun 13, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his message for the first World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis said that the suffering and broken bodies... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

How one bishop sees marriage as key to 'culture of encounter'

Nov 12, 2014

By Matt Hadro

With marriage in crisis in the modern world, the faithful have a duty to work for its restoration, promoting the... Read more

Jonathan Reyes speaking at Theology on Top at Buffalo Billiards in Washington, D.C., April 8, 2014.

Fighting poverty requires 'culture of encounter,' expert says

Apr 9, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Challenging a modern culture which supports isolation and an indifference to poverty requires a personal connection with others, particularly the... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims at his General Audience on Sept. 25, 2013

Media should foster culture of encounter, Pope Francis says

Jan 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his first message for World Communication Day, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of creating a culture of encounter,... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a sick man after his general audience in St. Peter's Square Nov. 20, 2013.

Pope Francis blesses man with severely disfigured face

Nov 20, 2013

Continuing his efforts to promote a “culture of encounter” with the disabled, Pope Francis again embraced a severely disfigured man... Read more