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Pope: Hunger caused by 'indifference of many, selfishness of a few'
An indigenous woman in Cancun, Mexico, shows genetically modified corn Dec. 5, 2016. CNS photo/Alonso Cupul, EPA
An indigenous woman in Cancun, Mexico, shows genetically modified corn Dec. 5, 2016. CNS photo/Alonso Cupul, EPA
VATICAN CITY -- The international community must not remain resigned to the plight of those suffering hunger and malnutrition, which is often caused by indifference and selfishness, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, July 3, 2017

Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God proposes -- not imposes -- his Gospel and offer of salvation, putting the responsibility of being open to and moved by his message on the listener, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, July 17, 2017
Jesus carries burdens of those who suffer, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Men and women who carry the heavy burden of life's troubles can find relief in Christ, who does not take away the load, but carries it as well, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, July 10, 2017
Pope: Christians fight evil with love, sacrifice, never with violence
VATICAN CITY -- Christians are called to detach themselves from power, reject violence and sacrifice themselves for God and others out of love, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Seek the risen Lord; focus on life, not death, pope tells priests
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis encouraged the priests of the Congregation of the Resurrection to model their ministry and their basic attitude on that of Mary Magdalene, the Easter morning "apostle to the apostles." More ...
Monday, June 26, 2017
Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- Better to take risk of carrying the freshness of the Gospel to others than to be a "museum Christian" afraid of change, Pope Francis told Serra International.

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Holiness means being open to God, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Being a saint doesn't require spending long hours in prayer, but rather living life open to God in good times and in bad, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Eucharist is reminder of God's love, call to unity, pope says

ROME -- The Eucharist is a tangible reminder of God's love, and receiving Communion is a call to work to build the body of Christ by loving others and shunning all that sows division within a community, Pope Francis said.

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Monday, June 19, 2017
In recognizing one's weakness, God's strength can be found, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians who acknowledge their own weakness and limitations will find the saving power of God's strength, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, June 16, 2017
Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates "ostentatious wealth," Pope Francis said.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
God's consolation is a gift and mission of service, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- True consolation is a gift that cannot be received or given by warmongers, the unmerciful and the closed-hearted, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, June 12, 2017
Uphold a woman's right to contribute fully to society, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The more women are involved in and contribute to communities, politics, economics and the church, the more positive changes will come about, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, June 9, 2017
The mystery of God's fatherly love is a great revolution, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The mystery of God's relationship with humankind is revolutionary in that Christians can look to him without fear as children to a loving father, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Hypocrisy kills the Christian community, pope says at morning Mass
VATICAN CITY -- The diabolical language of hypocrisy, which ensnares others through flattery, has the power to destroy Christian communities, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Pentecost is celebration of unity in diversity, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The Holy Spirit continues to give Christians different gifts and to call them to share those gifts with each other in a community marked by forgiveness and "unity in diversity," Pope Francis said on Pentecost. More ...
Monday, June 5, 2017

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