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Africa trip planted new seeds of hope, pope says at audience

Africa trip planted new seeds of hope, pope says at audience

| Carol Glatz | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Having gone to Africa as a pilgrim of peace and hope, Pope Francis said he hoped the seeds planted there by his visit would bear abundant fruit for everyone.

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Pope in Mozambique talks peace, politics and young people’s dreams

Pope in Mozambique talks peace, politics and young people’s dreams

| Cindy Wooden | September 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

With a courtesy and solemnity seldom seen at a gathering of opposing political leaders, Mozambican politicians came together a month before their general election to welcome Pope Francis and pledge to work for peace and the common good.

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Pope to Mozambique Church workers: Move forward, don’t be afraid

Pope to Mozambique Church workers: Move forward, don’t be afraid

| Cindy Wooden | September 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church’s ministers — including catechists and bishops — are called to be realistic, to treasure the Christian identity and to never be afraid to move forward and try new ways to bring the Gospel to life, Pope Francis said.

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Climbers exist inside the Church, too, pope says

Climbers exist inside the Church, too, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

People who race to get top positions often feel superior to others, an attitude that destroys the possibility for fellowship and communion, Pope Francis said.

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Euthanasia is not an expression of personal freedom, pope says

Euthanasia is not an expression of personal freedom, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Medical advancements do not help if they treat people as objects or when they are applied only to those people who are not considered a burden and “deserve” to be helped, Pope Francis said.

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Hypocrisy of ‘spiritual tourism’ destroys the Church, pope says

Hypocrisy of ‘spiritual tourism’ destroys the Church, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christians who focus more on being superficially close to the Church rather than care for their fellow brothers and sisters are like tourists who wander around aimlessly, Pope Francis said.

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Popular movements key to social change, pope says

Popular movements key to social change, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Popular movements can spark the change needed to ensure a future that is no longer in the hands of elites and powerful people, but includes the poor who have the inalienable right to a life of dignity, Pope Francis said.

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Assumption feast invites people to look to heaven with hope, pope says

Assumption feast invites people to look to heaven with hope, pope says

| Carol Glatz | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mary’s assumption into heaven calls people to put aside all those insignificant, mundane and petty concerns competing for their attention and instead be drawn to God and his greatness, Pope Francis said.

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Closeness is God’s answer to suffering, pope says

Closeness is God’s answer to suffering, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

In hopeless situations of pain and suffering, God never abandons his children but rather remains close to them, Pope Francis said.

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Pope calls on nations to protect lives, dignity of war victims

Pope calls on nations to protect lives, dignity of war victims

| August 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Marking the anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, Pope Francis urged nations to recall the need to protect the life and dignity of the victims of war and armed conflict.

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In new interview, pope explains aim of synod, warns against nationalism

In new interview, pope explains aim of synod, warns against nationalism

| Carol Glatz | August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is an “urgent” gathering, not of scientists and politicians, but for the church whose main focus in discussions will be evangelization, Pope Francis said in a new interview.

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Pope’s general audience talks cover fundamentals of Catholic faith

Pope’s general audience talks cover fundamentals of Catholic faith

| Carol Glatz | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Wednesday general audience offers the pope the opportunity to help people understand the fundamental teachings and beliefs of the Catholic faith.

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