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Martyrdom comes from following Christ without compromise, pope says

Martyrdom comes from following Christ without compromise, pope says

| Carol Glatz | December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

There always will be martyrs among Christians in the world, Pope Francis said.

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Go to confession, let yourself be consoled, pope says

Go to confession, let yourself be consoled, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anyone who wants to experience the consolation and tenderness of God simply needs to go to confession, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Pope demands action for failing fight against climate change

Pope demands action for failing fight against climate change

| Paige Hanley | December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite growing recognition of climate change as a legitimate and looming threat, current commitments to mitigate its effects and alter human behavior fall short of those needed to resolve the crisis in time, Pope Francis said.

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Pope asks Catholics to set up, be enchanted by a Nativity scene

Pope asks Catholics to set up, be enchanted by a Nativity scene

| Cindy Wooden | December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Nativity scene is a simple reminder of something astonishing: God became human to reveal the greatness of his love “by smiling and opening his arms to all,” Pope Francis said in a letter on the meaning and importance of setting up Christmas cribs.

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Dispute ideas, pope tells theologians, but don’t confuse the faithful

Dispute ideas, pope tells theologians, but don’t confuse the faithful

| Cindy Wooden | December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Theologians must explore and debate disputed questions, at times even taking “risks” with what they propose, but those discussions should take place within the academy so as not to confuse the faithful, Pope Francis said.

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Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says

Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the Church’s official teaching.

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Pope calls on leaders, tech giants to protect children online

Pope calls on leaders, tech giants to protect children online

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

While digital technologies have led to advancements in communication and education, they also have led to the exploitation of children on the internet, Pope Francis said.

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Pope denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

Pope denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis warned that violence against Jewish people, which reached a state of horror during World War II, is on the rise again.

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Don’t join devil’s game of jealously, pope says at Mass

Don’t join devil’s game of jealously, pope says at Mass

| Carol Zimmermann | November 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The devil is real and is so jealous of Jesus and the salvation Jesus offers that he tries everything he can to divide people and make them attack each other, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic universities must educate minds and hearts, pope says

Catholic universities must educate minds and hearts, pope says

| Paige Hanley | November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Universities must find ways to educate the “hearts and consciences” of students in an age of increasing technological advancement and shifting societal demands, Pope Francis said.

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Pope prays for people killed in ethnic, religious clashes in Ethiopia

Pope prays for people killed in ethnic, religious clashes in Ethiopia

| Carol Glatz | November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed for those killed during violent protests in Ethiopia, which left dozens of people dead.

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Celebrating Mass in catacombs, pope recalls all persecuted Christians

Celebrating Mass in catacombs, pope recalls all persecuted Christians

| Cindy Wooden | November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

In what he said was his first visit to the catacombs, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the feast of All Souls with special words of remembrance for Catholics who still today must worship in secret. The website of the Catacombs of Priscilla, used from the second to the fifth centuries, says, “because of the great […]

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