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Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed-faith marriages

Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed-faith marriages

| Carol Glatz | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The question of allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass in special cases has to be decided by each individual bishop and cannot be decided by a bishops’ conference, Pope Francis told reporters after a one-day ecumenical journey to Geneva.

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Forgiveness turns evil into good, pope tells Catholics in Geneva

Forgiveness turns evil into good, pope tells Catholics in Geneva

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the end of a day dedicated to celebrating 70 years of an ecumenical fellowship forged by the World Council of Churches, Pope Francis turned to the region’s Catholics, reminding them of what lies at the heart of the faith.

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Gossip destroys Holy Spirit’s gift of peace, pope says

Gossip destroys Holy Spirit’s gift of peace, pope says

Peace is a gift that can easily be destroyed through petty gossip and speaking ill of others, Pope Francis said.

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Defend right to life, conscientious objection, pope tells doctors

Defend right to life, conscientious objection, pope tells doctors

| Carol Glatz | May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Make medicine and health care more humane by protecting the life and dignity of all patients, particularly the weakest and the unborn, Pope Francis told Catholic doctors and medical specialists.

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Cheating workers out of just wages, benefits is mortal sin, pope says

Cheating workers out of just wages, benefits is mortal sin, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Loving wealth destroys the soul, and cheating people of their just wages and benefits is a mortal sin, Pope Francis said.

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Gift of baptism is to be cherished, pope says at audience

Gift of baptism is to be cherished, pope says at audience

Children have a right to be brought up in the Christian faith, Pope Francis said.

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Be inspired by Mary, Christ’s first lay disciple, pope tells laypeople

Be inspired by Mary, Christ’s first lay disciple, pope tells laypeople

| Carol Glatz | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

During a quick morning visit to Tuscany, Pope Francis praised two lay communities there that are dedicated to living out the Gospel values of reciprocal love and cooperation.

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Reborn in baptism, Christians are called to live like Christ, pope says

Reborn in baptism, Christians are called to live like Christ, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The baptismal font is a tomb in which a person dies to sin, and it is a womb through which a person is born to new life in Christ, Pope Francis said.

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The devil is a big loser, but he still manages to trick people, pope says

The devil is a big loser, but he still manages to trick people, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The devil is “a loser,” but he still tricks people into giving him power, Pope Francis said.

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Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary for peace each day in May

Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary for peace each day in May

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed that the hopes for peace strengthened by the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea will not be dashed, and he urged Catholics during the month of May to pray the rosary for peace.

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‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

| Cindy Wooden | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

After circling a massive, crumbling public housing complex on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with the neighborhood’s children.

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‘Schizoid’ world brags it’s free while chained to greed, pope says

‘Schizoid’ world brags it’s free while chained to greed, pope says

| Carol Glatz | April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christian freedom is being free from worldly ambition, fashion and passion and being open to God’s will, Pope Francis said.

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