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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

| Cindy Wooden | February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said.

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Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says

Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Addressing the fear of immigrants, dissatisfaction with a “fluid economy” and the impatience and vitriol seen in politics and society, Pope Francis told Rome university students to practice a kind of “intellectual charity” that promotes dialogue and sees value in diversity.

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God will ask an account for blood spilled in today’s wars, pope says

God will ask an account for blood spilled in today’s wars, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Humankind will have to answer to God for the bloodshed of the innocent victims of war, and the blood spilled by greed and arms trafficking, Pope Francis said.

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Special Olympians show world that ‘every person is a gift,’ pope says

Special Olympians show world that ‘every person is a gift,’ pope says

| Cindy Wooden | February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The athletes of the Special Olympics witness to the world the beauty and value of every human life and the joy that comes from reaching a goal with the encouragement and support of others, Pope Francis said.

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Pope praises abuse survivor for breaking silence

Pope praises abuse survivor for breaking silence

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The sexual abuse of children by those who have vowed to serve Christ and the church is a horrendous monstrosity that represents “a diabolical sacrifice” of innocent, defenseless lives, Pope Francis said.

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God loves all his children, even the ‘homely,’ pope says at Mass

God loves all his children, even the ‘homely,’ pope says at Mass

| Cindy Wooden | February 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Book of Genesis makes clear that God gave human beings three great gifts: their identity as children of God, their role as protectors and custodians of creation and the call to love, Pope Francis said.

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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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