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World looks the other way at Christian persecution, Pope says
Pope Francis greets students and faculty of the Pontifical Latin American College during an audience at the Vatican Nov. 15. CNS photo/Vatican Media
Pope Francis greets students and faculty of the Pontifical Latin American College during an audience at the Vatican Nov. 15. CNS photo/Vatican Media
VATICAN CITY – Love for neighbor means being close to people, especially those facing oppression and violence for being Christian, and engaging in charitable work that that reflects Christian values and promotes interreligious dialogue, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, November 16, 2018

Love for Christ is shown in love for poor, suffering, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians in Latin America must hold fast to their traditions, which are rooted in love for Christ and especially in remaining close to the marginalized and downtrodden, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Pope to scientists: Help protect health of planet and its people
VATICAN CITY – Scientists worldwide must serve humanity and the health of the planet, which means they must also propose viable solutions to problems and persuade government leaders and policymakers to implement them, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Eucharist creates the communion the world needs, Pope says

VATICAN CITY -- Even in societies increasingly marked by divisions and prejudice, Catholics gather every Sunday "in the Lord's name and acknowledge that they are brothers and sisters," Pope Francis said.

The communion with Jesus and with others that happens at each celebration of the Eucharist must extend beyond the walls of the Church and transform societies with the good news of salvation in Jesus and greater harmony among people, the Pope said Nov. 10 at a meeting with members of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.

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Monday, November 12, 2018
Sacraments are not for sale, Pope says at Mass
VATICAN CITY -- The sacraments are gifts from God that are given freely and are not a way for the Church to fill up its coffers to cover expenses, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, November 9, 2018
People unwilling to be challenged by God's mercy will grumble, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The sin of grumbling and complaining is often triggered by a desire to avoid being challenged or upset by seeing Christ's unexpected mercy at work, Pope Francis said More ...
Thursday, November 8, 2018
People unable to give have become slaves to possessions, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Life is for loving, not amassing possessions, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Pope: Christians can't pick and choose which neighbor to love
VATICAN CITY -- The Commandment to love one's neighbor does not mean Christians get to choose who gets help and who doesn't, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, November 5, 2018
All Souls feast is time to remember, to hope, pope says
ROME -- The Mass for the feast of All Souls is "realistic, concrete" in calling Catholics to remember the people and events of their past, to consider how they live today and to hope for eternal life with God and their loved ones who preceded them, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, November 2, 2018
People must choose: path toward holiness or nothing, Pope says

VATICAN CITY -- Saints are not just the well-known men, women and young people on the liturgical calendar, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018
Fidelity is for every vocation, not just marriage, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The Sixth Commandment's mandate against adultery is a call to fidelity that applies not only to married couples, but to all Christians called to love others through their vocation, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Pope calls deadly attack on synagogue an inhumane act of violence
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis prayed for those affected by a deadly attack inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, calling it an act of inhumane violence. More ...
Monday, October 29, 2018
Pope: Tolerating each other's flaws fights devil's attempts to divide
VATICAN CITY -- Humility, kindness and generosity are needed to create peace in the world, starting in one's own family, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Christians are meant to serve, not be served, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Jesus shows Christians the rule they must live by: that they are there to serve, not be served, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Indifference, hatred is the first step to murder, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Hurling insults and being indifferent to other people's lives is the first step along the winding path that leads to killing them, at least figuratively, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018



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