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Break down isolation, stigma of autism, pope says

Break down isolation, stigma of autism, pope says

| Laura Ieraci | November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called for greater acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorders and their families to break down the “isolation” and “stigma” that burdens them.

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Give your children the best: your faith, pope says

Give your children the best: your faith, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Faith always has been transmitted best through example, but with young people constantly bombarded by images of all kinds, living models of a commitment to truth and love are more important than ever, Pope Francis said.

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Pope calls for global defense of Christians facing persecution

Pope calls for global defense of Christians facing persecution

| Cindy Wooden | November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“With great trepidation, I am following the dramatic incidents of Christians in several parts of the world being persecuted and killed because of their religious beliefs,” the pope said. “I must express my deep spiritual closeness to the Christian communities so harshly struck by an absurd violence that does not show signs of stopping.”

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Pope hails role of St. John Paul in Berlin Wall’s fall

Pope hails role of St. John Paul in Berlin Wall’s fall

| Cindy Wooden | November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Where there is a wall,” he said, “there is a closed heart. We need bridges, not walls!”

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Pope says annulment process should be cheaper and more efficient

Pope says annulment process should be cheaper and more efficient

| Francis X. Rocca | November 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis said the church’s marriage annulment process should be more efficient and perhaps even free of charge, and he decried any attempts to exploit it for profit.

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Pope: Bishops must be servants, not vain careerists after power, honor

Pope: Bishops must be servants, not vain careerists after power, honor

| Carol Glatz | November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The world’s bishops are called to be servants and shepherds who use their position to care for people and the faith, not to seek power and boost their pride, Pope Francis said.

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Be ready with God’s weaponry; devil is real, pope says

Be ready with God’s weaponry; devil is real, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Christian life is a constant battle against the devil, who is not the stuff of legend, but really exists, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

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Don’t be bad Christians, people may think atheism is better, pope says

Don’t be bad Christians, people may think atheism is better, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The way Christians behave can either help and inspire others, or turn them away from ever following Jesus, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Evolution, Big Bang do not push aside God, who set it in motion

Pope: Evolution, Big Bang do not push aside God, who set it in motion

| Carol Glatz | October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Big Bang theory and evolution do not eliminate the existence of God, who remains the one who set all of creation into motion, Pope Francis told his own science academy.

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Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

| Francis X. Rocca | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called a “penal populism” that promises to solve society’s problems by punishing crime instead of pursuing social justice.

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Church called to keep hope alive, live in joyful expectation, pope says

Church called to keep hope alive, live in joyful expectation, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The church of Christ is called to keep the light of hope alive in the world, showing all humanity the path leading to “the merciful face of God” and salvation in Christ, Pope Francis said.

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Be in a ‘holy hurry’ to share Gospel, love others, pope says

Be in a ‘holy hurry’ to share Gospel, love others, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the feast of St. Teresa of Avila, Pope Francis said he wished the whole church would follow her example and be in a “holy hurry” to bring the Gospel and God’s love to the world.

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