Tag: Pope Francis

Pope says Fatima visit is pilgrimage of peace and hope

Pope says Fatima visit is pilgrimage of peace and hope

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a video message to the people of Portugal, Pope Francis said he would visit Fatima as a pilgrim of peace and to entrust the world to Mary’s immaculate heart.

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Learn to know Jesus’ voice by reading the Bible, pope says

Learn to know Jesus’ voice by reading the Bible, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

To know and follow Jesus, a Christian must read the Bible and learn to pray with it, allowing the Holy Spirit to help one understand it and put it into practice, Pope Francis said.

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Devil, not invaders, biggest enemy at hand, pope tells Swiss Guard

Devil, not invaders, biggest enemy at hand, pope tells Swiss Guard

| Carol Glatz | May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Be ready with the spiritual weapon of faith because the biggest battle facing the Swiss Guard today is fighting the devil and worldly vices, Pope Francis told the guard’s members.

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Oakdale parish helping refugee family make Minnesota home

Oakdale parish helping refugee family make Minnesota home

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

“One thing that this parish has a long history of is understanding that relationship is really at the heart of justice,” Bernet said. “Really the only time we make impacts and change in the world is when people change first, and the only way we really do that is by getting to know people.”

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Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

| Carol Glatz | April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having these four leaders invite him for the trip shows it is “a trip of unity and fraternity” that will be “quite, quite intense” over the next two days, he said.

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Michigan head coach says meeting pope was ’emotional’

Michigan head coach says meeting pope was ’emotional’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The coach and his wife presented the pope with a Michigan football helmet along with a pair of size-10 Air Jordan sneakers in the football team’s maize and blue colors.

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Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

“You cannot be more restrictive than the Church nor more papist than the pope,” he said. “Please, open the doors, don’t administer Christian perfection tests because you will only promote a hypocritical phariseeism.”

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In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

| Keanine Griggs | April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

“How wonderful would it be, while we discover faraway planets, to rediscover the needs of the brothers and sisters orbiting around us,” the pope said in the talk that TED organizers had been advertising as that of a “surprise guest.”

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Pope makes donation to handicapped-accessible beach project

Pope makes donation to handicapped-accessible beach project

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “Work of Love” association said the donation was accompanied by a message from the pope who “imparted his blessing to the volunteers and in a special way to the disabled people and their families” who visit the beach.

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Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

| Carol Glatz | April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Burke said that after Pope Francis’ private meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, at the patriarch’s residence April 28, the two leaders will go together to the nearby church of Sts. Peter and Paul, which had been bombed during a Sunday Mass in Decem

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Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official

Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official

| Carol Glatz | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.

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Proclaim value of life with solidarity, welcome, pope says

Proclaim value of life with solidarity, welcome, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Simple gestures of welcome and solidarity, when supported by faith in Jesus’ resurrection, proclaim the value of life, Pope Francis said.

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