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Giving to the poor is part of jubilee year, pope says

Giving to the poor is part of jubilee year, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

A jubilee year that does not open people’s wallets to share what they have with others is not a true jubilee, Pope Francis said.

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Don’t judge sinners who want to repent, help them come home, pope says

Don’t judge sinners who want to repent, help them come home, pope says

| February 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

On the eve of sending off “missionaries of mercy” to all corners of the globe, Pope Francis told his specially appointed men that the reassuring strength of God’s love — not the “bludgeon of judgment” — will bring the “lost sheep” back to the fold.

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Pope: Patch up family feuds, forgive, let go of painful past

Pope: Patch up family feuds, forgive, let go of painful past

| Carol Glatz | January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Let the Year of Mercy be the time to end all family feuds, to forgive each other and let bygones be bygones, Pope Francis said.

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Don’t confuse marriage with other kinds of unions, pope says

Don’t confuse marriage with other kinds of unions, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said there can be no confusion between God’s plan for marriage as an indissoluble bond between one man and woman who are open to life, and other sorts of unions.

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Pope to teens: Don’t fall for hate, fearmongers; find nice friends

Pope to teens: Don’t fall for hate, fearmongers; find nice friends

| Carol Glatz | January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Don’t fall for hate and fearmongering from others; make new friends instead and always help and show concern for others, Pope Francis told the world’s teens.

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The best legacy children can receive from parents is faith, pope says

The best legacy children can receive from parents is faith, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The best thing parents can pass on to their children is their religious faith, Pope Francis said as he baptized 26 babies.

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God’s mercy knows ‘no limits,’ frees people from despair, pope says

God’s mercy knows ‘no limits,’ frees people from despair, pope says

| Carol Glatz and Junno Arocho Esteves | January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

God’s ability to forgive “knows no limits” as his mercy frees people from bitterness and despair, Pope Francis said.

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Mercy enlightens past year, gives hope for new year, pope says

Mercy enlightens past year, gives hope for new year, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 31, 2015 | 1 Comment

The gift of mercy is a light that helps Christians reflect on the past year and radiates hope at the start of the new year, Pope Francis said.

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Baby Jesus teaches people to let go of ego, be humble, kind, pope says

Baby Jesus teaches people to let go of ego, be humble, kind, pope says

| Carol Glatz | December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Christmas season is a time to learn from baby Jesus to let go of selfishness and be humble and giving as he is, Pope Francis said.

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Families must open home to God or selfishness will reign, pope says

Families must open home to God or selfishness will reign, pope says

| Carol Glatz | December 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

Families need to open their doors to God and his love or they will harbor an individualism that endangers peace and joy, Pope Francis said on the feast of the Holy Family.

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Christmas Eve Mass in Rome

Christmas Eve Mass in Rome

| December 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Rome

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Pope reaffirms new annulment reforms as they come into effect

Pope reaffirms new annulment reforms as they come into effect

| Carol Glatz | December 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

As reformed rules for marriage annulment cases came into effect, Pope Francis said the new norms are to be adhered to in order to help bring healing to failed marriages.

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