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Cling to the Lord, not horoscopes, fortunetellers, pope says

Cling to the Lord, not horoscopes, fortunetellers, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

When passing through the storm of life’s difficult moments, Christians must latch on to Christ and not the false sense of security offered by psychics and soothsayers, Pope Francis said.

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Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 11, 2017 | 5 Comments

God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

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Pope ‘saddened’ after shooting in Nigerian church

Pope ‘saddened’ after shooting in Nigerian church

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis sent his condolences to the victims and survivors of a deadly shooting that occurred during Mass Aug. 6 at a parish in Nigeria.

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Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength to reach out with love to others, Pope Francis said.

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Christians are oriented toward light, hope, pope says at audience

Christians are oriented toward light, hope, pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ancient practice of orienting church buildings East to West — with the entrance facing West and the altar toward the East — was symbolic of the connection that exists between light and hope, Pope Francis said.

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Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

| Carol Glatz | July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

God proposes — not imposes — his Gospel and offer of salvation, putting the responsibility of being open to and moved by his message on the listener, Pope Francis said.

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Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Latin America’s traditional social values of cooperation and solidarity must prevail over the societal ills that threaten the livelihood of the region’s inhabitants, Pope Francis said.

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Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Better to take risk of carrying the freshness of the Gospel to others than to be a “museum Christian” afraid of change, Pope Francis told Serra International.

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Humanity must unite in fight against corruption, pope says

Humanity must unite in fight against corruption, pope says

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians and non-Christians must join the fight against corruption, which tears apart the bonds that unite humanity, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Instead of “pretending to be adolescents,” parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome.

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Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates “ostentatious wealth,” Pope Francis said.

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The mystery of God’s fatherly love is a great revolution, pope says

The mystery of God’s fatherly love is a great revolution, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The mystery of God’s relationship with humankind is revolutionary in that Christians can look to him without fear as children to a loving father, Pope Francis said.

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