Tag: Pope Francis

Pope makes surprise visit to mobile clinic in St. Peter’s Square

Pope makes surprise visit to mobile clinic in St. Peter’s Square

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a mobile health care facility set up in St. Peter’s Square to serve the city’s homeless and poor. Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a mobile health care facility set up in St. Peter’s Square to serve the city’s homeless and poor.

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Pope meets Israeli president at the Vatican

Pope meets Israeli president at the Vatican

| Carol Glatz | November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to the Vatican Nov. 15 for a private discussion that included the importance of building greater trust between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Pope Francis to visit Morocco in March

Pope Francis to visit Morocco in March

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will make a two-day apostolic visit to Morocco next year, the Vatican announced.

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Gobsmacked: Rome steps in, reform votes delayed

Gobsmacked: Rome steps in, reform votes delayed

| Greg Erlandson | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s an election result. Sometimes it is the debate you never expected. Sometimes it’s that there’s no debate.

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Plenty of weapons, lack of safe water is a ‘disgrace,’ pope says

Plenty of weapons, lack of safe water is a ‘disgrace,’ pope says

| November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is a horrible disgrace that in the 21st century, millions of people still do not have access to clean drinking water and so many become ill or die from contaminated water sources, Pope Francis said.

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People unable to give have become slaves to possessions, pope says

People unable to give have become slaves to possessions, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Life is for loving, not amassing possessions, Pope Francis said.

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Pope focuses on ‘good politics’ for 2019 World Peace Day message

Pope focuses on ‘good politics’ for 2019 World Peace Day message

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world will not have peace without people having mutual trust and respecting each other’s word, the Vatican said as it announced Pope Francis’ 2019 World Peace Day message would focus on “good politics.”

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All Souls feast is time to remember, to hope, pope says

All Souls feast is time to remember, to hope, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Mass for the feast of All Souls is “realistic, concrete” in calling Catholics to remember the people and events of their past, to consider how they live today and to hope for eternal life with God and their loved ones who preceded them, Pope Francis said.

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Bible has power to transform lives, pope says

Bible has power to transform lives, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The double edge of this ‘sword’ may at first wound, but it proves beneficial, for it cuts away everything that distances us from God and his love,” the pope said Oct. 31 to members of the American Bible Society.

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Synod’s words on ‘synodal’ church puzzle some people

Synod’s words on ‘synodal’ church puzzle some people

| Cindy Wooden | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Synodality,” a key concept of Pope Francis’ papacy, was used repeatedly in the final document of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocation discernment.

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Pope calls deadly attack on synagogue an inhumane act of violence

Pope calls deadly attack on synagogue an inhumane act of violence

| Carol Glatz | October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed for those affected by a deadly attack inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, calling it an act of inhumane violence.

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Pope: Tolerating each other’s flaws fights devil’s attempts to divide

Pope: Tolerating each other’s flaws fights devil’s attempts to divide

| Carol Glatz | October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Humility, kindness and generosity are needed to create peace in the world, starting in one’s own family, Pope Francis said.

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