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Prayer is powerful, life-giving, pope says

Prayer is powerful, life-giving, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Prayer is powerful not because it changes God or God’s plans, but because it changes individuals and communities, one heart at a time, Pope Francis said.

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Pope renews prayers for Catholics in China

Pope renews prayers for Catholics in China

| Carol Glatz | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis assured Catholics in China that the universal church shared their hopes and supported them during hardship.

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Learn from St. John Paul, pope tells young people

Learn from St. John Paul, pope tells young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Young men and women today can learn from the example of St. John Paul II, who proved that life’s difficulties are not an obstacle to holiness and happiness.

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Amid pandemic, nurses have given heroic example, pope says

Amid pandemic, nurses have given heroic example, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marking International Nurses Day May 12, Pope Francis offered his early morning Mass for nurses who “carry out this profession which is more than a profession; it is a vocation, a commitment.”

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Trust Jesus; know heaven is your destiny, pope says

Trust Jesus; know heaven is your destiny, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just as Jesus told the disciples, “Do not let your hearts be troubled,” he says the same thing to his followers today amid “the dramas of life,” Pope Francis said.

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Pope prays for media, journalists covering coronavirus pandemic

Pope prays for media, journalists covering coronavirus pandemic

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis offered his early morning Mass for journalists and members of the media who, despite the risks, work tirelessly to inform the public of the ongoing pandemic.

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Pope adds prayers to end COVID-19 to recite at end of rosary

Pope adds prayers to end COVID-19 to recite at end of rosary

Here are the texts of two prayers, written by Pope Francis, for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is asking people to recite the rosary and pray these prayers afterward.

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Jesus gives strength to face the unexpected, pope says

Jesus gives strength to face the unexpected, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

When faced with uncertainties, adversities or trials, those who place their trust in Christ will not be left alone to fend for themselves, Pope Francis said.

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Now is time to build new world without inequality, injustice, pope says

Now is time to build new world without inequality, injustice, pope says

| Carol Glatz | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a risk it will be struck by an even worse virus — that of selfish indifference, Pope Francis said.

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Pope pens editorial on joy in the time of coronavirus

Pope pens editorial on joy in the time of coronavirus

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like the women at the tomb whose sorrow turned to joy after the Resurrection, Christians also are called to be joyful witnesses to Christ’s victory over death amid the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said.

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Pope thanks pharmacists for helping people during pandemic

Pope thanks pharmacists for helping people during pandemic

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said he was called out for forgetting to thank a group of people who also are on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus epidemic: pharmacists.

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Pandemic is time to consider ‘universal basic wage,’ pope says

Pandemic is time to consider ‘universal basic wage,’ pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Writing to social movements, including organized groups of casual laborers, Pope Francis said the COVID-19 pandemic should give rise to consideration of “a universal basic wage” to guarantee people have the minimum they need to live and support their families.

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