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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 | 1 Comment

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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Gestures, spirituality are essential in family life, pope says

Gestures, spirituality are essential in family life, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Simple gestures such as a kind look or a morning kiss and family prayer can strengthen couples in living out their vocation to marriage, Pope Francis said in his apostolic exhortation.

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God excludes no one from his love; offers mercy, not hate, pope says

God excludes no one from his love; offers mercy, not hate, pope says

| Carol Glatz | April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jesus brought humanity God’s merciful, saving love, not hatred and animosity, Pope Francis said.

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Annunciation is feast of saying ‘yes’ to God, pope says

Annunciation is feast of saying ‘yes’ to God, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

When people do not want to say “yes” to God, they usually do not say “no,” they just hide like Adam and Eve did after they sinned, Pope Francis said.

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God is greater than our sins, pope says at general audience

God is greater than our sins, pope says at general audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The power of God’s forgiveness “is greater than our sins,” Pope Francis said.

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Holy Week is memorial of God’s infinite mercy, pope says at audience

Holy Week is memorial of God’s infinite mercy, pope says at audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

God’s love is limitless and the church’s Holy Week services offer Christians a deeper understanding of his infinite mercy, Pope Francis said.

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Church must encourage couples who remain faithful, pope says

Church must encourage couples who remain faithful, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

While the Catholic Church tries to help people whose marriages have failed remain or return to an active Catholic life, it also must express its admiration for people who remain faithful to their marriage vows despite great difficulty, Pope Francis said.

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