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Governing requires prayer, wisdom, counsel, pope says
A large crowd is seen as Pope Francis leads the Angelus in St.  Peter's Square Sept. 17 at the Vatican. CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters
A large crowd is seen as Pope Francis leads the Angelus in St.  Peter's Square Sept. 17 at the Vatican. CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters
VATICAN CITY  -- Those who govern or are in positions of authority are called to be humble and serve the good of the people God entrusts to them rather than the interests of their party or themselves, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, September 18, 2017

Don't look away; be moved by tragedy and help, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- People need to have true compassion so they feel others' pain and are moved to help, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Circus performers have a 'joyful' vocation, Pope says

VATICAN CITY – Meeting with an association of traveling circus and street performers, carnival workers, musicians and magicians, Pope Francis thanked the artists for their dedication in bringing joy to men, women and children.

The "joyful vocation" of entertaining people of all ages is also a mission to provide "healthy and clean fun without the need to go low to look for material to entertain people," the Pope said during a Sept. 15 audience with Italy's National Association of Traveling Performers.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Mary was a 'courageous woman' up to the end, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Mary was a courageous woman who stood by Jesus even when the crowds turned against him and even though she knew he would face a tragic death, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, September 15, 2017
Pope: Cross is the mystery of Christ's love, not 'spiritual masochism'
VATICAN CITY -- Following the Cross without Christ and his resurrection reduces God's love to a hopeless and masochistic form of spirituality, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, September 15, 2017
Defend life, equality, unity, pope tells Colombians
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Consolidating peace in Colombia will mean overcoming "the darkness" of inequality and a lack of respect for human life, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, September 8, 2017
Break mirror of narcissistic culture, pope tells Shalom community
VATICAN CITY -- Today's narcissistic culture leads to sad souls who worry more about keeping up appearances than caring for others, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
'Hear the cry of the earth,' Pope urges in ecology message
VATICAN CITY – Environmental destruction is a sign of a "morally decaying scenario" in which too many people ignore or deny that, from the beginning, "God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment," said the leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches. More ...
Friday, September 1, 2017
Pope: God wants people to dream big, not listen to cynics
VATICAN CITY -- God wants people to live with hope and joy -- not bitterness -- and to dream with him of a better world, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Pope: Catholic social teaching can contribute to building just society
VATICAN CITY -- Catholic politicians should be guided by the church's moral and social teachings when crafting legislation, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Church is always in need of repair, reform, pope says
VATICAN CITY  -- Although the church is built upon a strong foundation, it is always in need of being reformed and repaired, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, August 28, 2017
Pope: God gives hope for the future despite present-day suffering
VATICAN CITY -- While the world reels from terrorism, natural disasters and division, God weeps with those who suffer and offers the hope of a future full of joy and consolation, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Pope urges respect for the life and dignity of migrants, refugees
VATICAN CITY -- With millions of people fleeing violence, persecution and poverty around the globe, individual nations must expand options that make it possible for migrants and refugees to cross their borders safely and legally, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, August 21, 2017
Cling to the Lord, not horoscopes, fortunetellers, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- When passing through the storm of life's difficult moments, Christians must latch on to Christ and not the false sense of security offered by psychics and soothsayers, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, August 14, 2017
Pope says he's saddened by 'perfect' Catholics who despise others
VATICAN CITY  -- God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017



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