Tag: Pope Francis

Different clicks, same prayer: Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary

Different clicks, same prayer: Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary

| Cindy Wooden | October 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Told that some people think Pope Francis isn’t exactly a fan of the rosary, Jesuit Father Federic Fornos practically shouted, “What?”

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Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as Church elder

Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as Church elder

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anitalia Pijachi, an indigenous woman from the Amazonian town of Leticia, Colombia, came to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon bringing a message from the elders of her people to Pope Francis, an elder of the Catholic Church.

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With November visit, Pope Francis to fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan

With November visit, Pope Francis to fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will finally fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan when he visits that country, as well as Thailand, Nov. 20-26, the Vatican announced.

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Cardinal Sarah: To oppose the pope is to be outside the Church

Cardinal Sarah: To oppose the pope is to be outside the Church

| Cindy Wooden | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, said the people who portray him as an opponent of Pope Francis are being used by the devil to help divide the Church.

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Synod is a time to listen, discern, not despise, pope says

Synod is a time to listen, discern, not despise, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is a time of reflection, dialogue and listening to the needs and sufferings of indigenous people, Pope Francis said.

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On feast of St. Francis, pope joins Amazonians to plant tree at Vatican

On feast of St. Francis, pope joins Amazonians to plant tree at Vatican

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis joined Amazonian church workers and indigenous people Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, to plant a tree in the Vatican Gardens.

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Angels Unawares: Sculptor hopes to convey welcoming message through art

Angels Unawares: Sculptor hopes to convey welcoming message through art

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since his election, Pope Francis has made the care and welcoming of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy.

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Pope wanted apostles’ relics united to encourage Christian unity

Pope wanted apostles’ relics united to encourage Christian unity

| Carol Glatz | September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said giving fragments of St. Peter’s bones to the head of the Church founded by Peter’s brother, St. Andrew, was meant to be a reminder and encouragement of the journey toward Christian unity.

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Nitty-gritty ministry: Pope in Africa applies Gospel to real life

Nitty-gritty ministry: Pope in Africa applies Gospel to real life

| September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

While Pope Francis’ comments on U.S. criticism of his papacy drew the biggest headlines during his visit to Africa, the Masses he celebrated in Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius drew the biggest crowds.

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Africa trip planted new seeds of hope, pope says at audience

Africa trip planted new seeds of hope, pope says at audience

| Carol Glatz | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Having gone to Africa as a pilgrim of peace and hope, Pope Francis said he hoped the seeds planted there by his visit would bear abundant fruit for everyone.

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Catching the pope in prayer

Catching the pope in prayer

| Jonathon Liedl | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was my first full day in Rome. My fellow Twin Cities seminarian Ryan Glaser and I made our way to St. Peter’s Basilica, a short walk from the North American College, to catch an early Mass.

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On 9/11, pope greets Vatican, Muslim leaders promoting world peace

On 9/11, pope greets Vatican, Muslim leaders promoting world peace

| Carol Glatz | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

On a day remembered for the terrorist attacks against the United States, Pope Francis met with members of a committee of Muslim leaders and Vatican officials promoting a new era of dialogue and world peace.

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