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Pope Francis: Cruelty did not end at Auschwitz; it continues today

Pope Francis: Cruelty did not end at Auschwitz; it continues today

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Humankind’s cruelty did not end with the Holocaust, but rages on in the suffering of those living through war, homelessness and persecution, Pope Francis said.

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World Youth Day volunteers quiz pope, get advice during special luncheon

World Youth Day volunteers quiz pope, get advice during special luncheon

| Jonathan Luxmoore | July 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has a “stomach of iron” and considers the German Richard Wagner his favorite composer, said young Catholics who lunched privately with him July 30 during World Youth Day.

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Pope tells very ill kids ‘no easy answers’ to questions on suffering

Pope tells very ill kids ‘no easy answers’ to questions on suffering

| Jonathan Luxmoore | July 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

Questions about suffering have “no easy answers,” Pope Francis said in a visit to Children’s University Hospital.

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Pro-life Democrats have message for party: ‘Bring us into your big tent’

Pro-life Democrats have message for party: ‘Bring us into your big tent’

| Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans | July 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

At a time when the official party platform advocates for removing current legislative restrictions on obtaining abortions, pro-life Democrats came to Philadelphia with a counter message: You can’t win big without us.

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Slain French priest was attack on ‘all of us,’ imam said

Slain French priest was attack on ‘all of us,’ imam said

| Carol Zimmermann | July 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Father Jacques Hamel’s gruesome murder in northern France July 26 — by men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State — prompted sorrow and outrage from Muslim leaders around the world.

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‘Make trouble’ by creating culture of respect, pope tells Cuban youths

‘Make trouble’ by creating culture of respect, pope tells Cuban youths

| Carol Glatz | July 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

Fear nothing, break the chains that may bind you and bring hope to the world, Pope Francis told young people attending a special World Youth Day gathering in Cuba.

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Olympic pressure? Wrestler relies on faith to help him cope

Olympic pressure? Wrestler relies on faith to help him cope

| Kelly Seegers | July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kyle Snyder’s knack for making history began during his junior year of high school, when he helped win the first-ever state championship for the wrestling team of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Maryland. In March 2015, Snyder helped Ohio State win its first national title in wrestling, and in September of that same year, Snyder became the youngest world champion in the history of USA wrestling.

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Charges against Planned Parenthood video creators dropped

Charges against Planned Parenthood video creators dropped

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Harris County district attorney’s office dropped the last remaining charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt July 26.

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Youthful face of mercy can change the world, pope tells young people

Youthful face of mercy can change the world, pope tells young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The youthful face of God’s mercy can change the hearts of people who have lost hope, Pope Francis said.

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Pope falls, not hurt at Mass; says God shows his greatness in humility

Pope falls, not hurt at Mass; says God shows his greatness in humility

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

God chose to manifest his power not by amazing feats of greatness but rather through small acts of humility, choosing to enter the world as a child born of a woman, Pope Francis said.

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‘The world is at war,’ but religions are not, pope says on way to Krakow

‘The world is at war,’ but religions are not, pope says on way to Krakow

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 27, 2016 | 4 Comments

The world, not religion, is waging a war in pieces, Pope Francis said.

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Pope urges Poles to value their memories, but be open to change

Pope urges Poles to value their memories, but be open to change

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Poland’s memory and identity are the two catalysts that will lead the country forward and turn hopeless situations — such as those facing migrants — into opportunities for future generations, Pope Francis said.

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