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Promote culture of life, inclusion, hope, pope tells grandparents
Pope Francis walks to the altar as he celebrates the canonization Mass for seven new saints in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 16. CNS photo/Paul Haring
Pope Francis walks to the altar as he celebrates the canonization Mass for seven new saints in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 16. CNS photo/Paul Haring
VATICAN CITY -- In a world that glorifies physical strength and appearances, grandparents must uphold the values that really matter and bring hope and wisdom to younger generations, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, October 17, 2016

Religious called to be prophets of communion, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Religious orders must harness the only power the matters: the power to communicate concretely the love and mercy of God, Pope Francis told members of the Augustinian Recollects. More ...
Thursday, October 20, 2016
True Christian charity is more than just making donations, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- While donation campaigns and charitable contributions for the needy are important, true Christian charity involves a more personal touch, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Even in midst of trials, Jesus never deserts his faithful, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Following Christ may take a person down a path that leads to anguish, isolation, even martyrdom, but a Christian will never feel bitterness or regret because Christ never leaves his or her side, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. More ...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Beware the leaven of hypocrisy that deceives, judges others, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Be trustworthy, transparent and truthful, not a "spiritual schizophrenic" who says one thing and does something else, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, October 14, 2016
Christians who reject all refugees are 'hypocrites,' pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like "the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions." More ...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
End 'inhumane' hostilities now, rescue civilians in Syria, Pope pleads
VATICAN CITY -- In the wake of intensified attacks in Syria, Pope Francis called for an immediate cease-fire -- even if temporary -- so that civilians, especially children, could be rescued from the ruins. More ...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Personal conversion needed to serve others, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Mercy and personal conversion must be in the hearts of those who serve the poor and innocent victims of violence, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Rigid attachment to ideology saddens the Holy Spirit, pope says By Junno Arocho Esteves | Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY -- Christians can fall prey to the enchantments of ideology that adhere to rigid requirements yet ignore and sadden the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Pope: Church's mission is to attract people to Christ, not proselytize
VATICAN CITY  -- Christians are called to follow the example of St. Therese of Lisieux, who helped draw people to Jesus by way of attraction, not by proselytizing, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God's embrace can be saved
VATICAN CITY -- The church is not just for people who are good, who think they're good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the church is mercy, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
When times are tough, rant at God, don't run from trouble, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Don't respond to grief or anguish with pills, alcohol or avoidance, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. More ...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Fight hatred with love, respect for others, pope tells Nice survivors
VATICAN CITY -- With some stoic and others sobbing, survivors and family members of the victims of the July terrorist attacks in Nice met Pope Francis during a special audience at the Vatican. More ...
Monday, September 26, 2016
Christians aren't greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Let your light shine by doing good, shunning jealousy, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Good works "do not keep well in the fridge," Pope Francis said; they need to be shared the minute there is a need. More ...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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