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Prayer is no magic wand; it strengthens faith in tough times, pope says

Prayer is no magic wand; it strengthens faith in tough times, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Faced with the judge’s indifference, the widow resorted to her only weapon — to keep incessantly pestering him, presenting him with her appeal for justice,” the pope said.

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Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Holiness doesn’t depend on superhuman powers, but rather demands a heart filled with courage, hope and grace that strives for conversion each and every day, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Those who exploit for cheap labor are bloodsucking leeches, pope says

Those who exploit for cheap labor are bloodsucking leeches, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Human traffickers and unjust business owners who become wealthy by exploiting others for cheap labor commit a mortal sin, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

How Christians treat the poor is the clearest demonstration of their relationship with God, Pope Francis insisted.

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Health care is a right, not a privilege, pope says

Health care is a right, not a privilege, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church is not a fancy medical clinic for the rich, but a “field hospital” that — often literally — provides the only medical care some people will ever receive, Pope Francis said.

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Pope tells struggling Europe he has a dream for its future

Pope tells struggling Europe he has a dream for its future

As Europe faces an unprecedented influx of immigrants and refugees while struggling to counter continued economic woes, Pope Francis urged the continent to step up to its responsibilities with renewed hope, not cower behind walls and treaties.

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Reconciliation with God, others is key to peace, pope says

Reconciliation with God, others is key to peace, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

For peace in the family, community and nation, people need to recognize their faults and ask forgiveness, Pope Francis told thousands of pilgrims, including hundreds of soldiers, sailors and police officers from around the world.

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Stop violence in Syria, punish child abusers worldwide, pope says

Stop violence in Syria, punish child abusers worldwide, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 2, 2016 | 4 Comments

Intensify dialogue, not violence, in order to push for peace in Syria, Pope Francis said.

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When it comes to happiness, there’s no app for that, pope tells teens

When it comes to happiness, there’s no app for that, pope tells teens

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Happiness “is not an ‘app’ that you can download on your phones nor will the latest update help you become free and great in loving,” Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers.

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Look at your own sins before judging others, pope says at audience

Look at your own sins before judging others, pope says at audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christians must look to their own sins and failings and not fall into the temptation of hypocrisy that causes them to believe they are better than others, Pope Francis said.

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Fortunetellers can’t show the path to eternal life, pope says

Fortunetellers can’t show the path to eternal life, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fortunetellers and seers cannot lead people to eternal life, and those who listen to such charlatans are not following Jesus, Pope Francis said.

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Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of visit to Lesbos

Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of visit to Lesbos

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked Christians to pray for him before embarking on a one-day visit to the Greek island of Lesbos.

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