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Pope Francis and St. Teresa of Avila

Pope Francis hails St. Teresa of Ávila as exemplar of courage and spiritual motherhood

Pope Francis has hailed St. Teresa of Ávila as exemplar of courage and spiritual motherhood in a letter marking fifty... Read more

A detail from a stained-glass window depicting St. Alphonsus Liguori in Carlow Cathedral, Ireland.

Pope Francis: Doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus Liguori is ‘model of missionary outreach’

Pope Francis has marked the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Alphonsus Liguori as a Doctor of the Church... Read more

Pope Francis greets Supreme Armenian Catholicos Karekin II during on Divine Mercy Sunday April 12, 2015.

Touch and be healed by the merciful wounds of Christ, Pope says

In his homily on Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said Jesus’ scars are full of mercy, and encouraged attendees to... Read more

St Gregory of Narek.

Mystic, monk and poet – meet the newest Doctor of the Church

St. Gregory of Narek – a tenth century priest, monk, mystic, and poet beloved among Armenian Christians – has become... Read more