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Christian living requires constant battle with devil, pope says

Christian living requires constant battle with devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Moving closer to Christ means facing daily struggles against temptation and battling against evil, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Jesus amazed because he was humble, helpful, not a hypocrite

Pope: Jesus amazed because he was humble, helpful, not a hypocrite

| Carol Glatz | January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus astonished people with the way he taught and interacted with others because he wasn’t aloof, domineering or hypocritical, Pope Francis said in a homily.

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Magi’s journey reflects people’s longing for God, pope says on Epiphany

Magi’s journey reflects people’s longing for God, pope says on Epiphany

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Magi had the courage to set out on a journey in the hope of finding something new, unlike Herod who was full of himself and unwilling to change his ways, Pope Francis said.

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Fix overcrowded prisons unfit for human life, pope says

Fix overcrowded prisons unfit for human life, pope says

| January 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the wake of a deadly riot in a Brazilian jail, Pope Francis called for all prisons to offer dignified living conditions and be places for true rehabilitation.

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Pope to bishops: Defend children from abuse, protect their dignity, joy

Pope to bishops: Defend children from abuse, protect their dignity, joy

| Carol Glatz | January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stand up and protect children from exploitation, slaughter and abuse, which includes committing to a policy of “zero tolerance” of sexual abuse by clergy, Pope Francis told the world’s bishops.

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New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope says

New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said.

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Even complaining to God is a form of prayer, pope says

Even complaining to God is a form of prayer, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

To complain to God in moments of doubt and fear like Abraham did is not something bad but rather is a form of prayer that requires the courage to hope beyond all hope, Pope Francis said.

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Pope asks people to offer love, tears, prayers for persecuted Christians

Pope asks people to offer love, tears, prayers for persecuted Christians

| Carol Glatz | December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Despite increased persecution and attacks against Christians, the faithful must strengthen their courage and joyful desire to follow Christ no matter the cost, Pope Francis said.

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Christmas reminds us of hope for the future, pope says

Christmas reminds us of hope for the future, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The birth of Christ is a reminder for Christians to take a moment and reflect on the hope of salvation given by God to the world, Pope Francis said.

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Corruption is cancer to health industry, pope tells hospital staffers

Corruption is cancer to health industry, pope tells hospital staffers

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 15, 2016 | 3 Comments

Corrupt business practices that seek to profit from the sick and the dying are a cancer to hospitals entrusted with the care of the most vulnerable, especially children, Pope Francis said.

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Open your heart to that small splendor born in Bethlehem, pope says

Open your heart to that small splendor born in Bethlehem, pope says

| Carol Glatz | December 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Christmas is a time to open your heart to the little and wondrous things found in baby Jesus — born poor and defenseless so he could be near and bring hope to everyone, Pope Francis said.

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Give flesh to the Gospel like Mary did, pope says on Guadalupe feast

Give flesh to the Gospel like Mary did, pope says on Guadalupe feast

| Cindy Wooden | December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis described Mary as a strong woman who inspires believers to give “flesh to the Gospel” in societies often marked by distrust and blindness.

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