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Pope: Lent is a time to reflect on God’s love, not ‘useless sermons’

Pope: Lent is a time to reflect on God’s love, not ‘useless sermons’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ashes not only symbolize humanity’s frail mortality but are also a reminder of God’s infinite love of people, whom he created from dust, Pope Francis said.

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Pope says revision of canon law section on crime, penalties is necessary

Pope says revision of canon law section on crime, penalties is necessary

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 12-year process of updating the Code of Canon Law section dealing with crimes and penalties was necessary “to make it more organic and responsive to new situations and problems,” Pope Francis said.

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One year after abuse summit, Church reviews progress, additional needs

One year after abuse summit, Church reviews progress, additional needs

| Carol Glatz | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Since Pope Francis convened a historic summit at the Vatican one year ago to address clergy sex abuse and accountability, much has been done, but advocates say more is needed.

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Telecom providers have duty to prevent human trafficking, pope says

Telecom providers have duty to prevent human trafficking, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis reminded telecommunication firms and service providers of their responsibility to help fight human trafficking.

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‘He was a great,’ Pope Francis says of St. John Paul II

‘He was a great,’ Pope Francis says of St. John Paul II

| Cindy Wooden | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II taught the world that truly great faith and holiness dwell in “the normality of a person who lives in profound communion with Christ,” Pope Francis said in a new book.

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Beatitudes are a Christian’s ID card, pope says at audience

Beatitudes are a Christian’s ID card, pope says at audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The beatitudes are a path to joy and true happiness mapped out by Jesus for all of humanity, Pope Francis said.

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Love is never indifferent to other’s suffering, pope says

Love is never indifferent to other’s suffering, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | January 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most Christians would agree it is wrong to hate someone, but it is also wrong to be indifferent, which is a camouflaged form of hatred, Pope Francis said.

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Don’t let the devil light ‘fire’ of war in your heart, pope says

Don’t let the devil light ‘fire’ of war in your heart, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

People cannot call themselves Christians if they sow the seeds of war, Pope Francis said.

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Amid threat of war, world must not give up hope, pope tells diplomats

Amid threat of war, world must not give up hope, pope tells diplomats

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hope is the virtue needed to approach the coming year, especially when the looming threat of war surrounds a humanity scarred by violence, Pope Francis said.

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Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible

Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible

| Carol Glatz | January 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his word, Pope Francis said.

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Worldly spirit blurs lines between good, evil, pope says

Worldly spirit blurs lines between good, evil, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Christians must be on guard against the spirit of worldliness that confuses and blurs the lines between what is good and what is evil, Pope Francis said.

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God is at work in the world, pope says at prayer service closing 2019

God is at work in the world, pope says at prayer service closing 2019

| Cindy Wooden | December 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

God sent his only begotten son into the world, where he continues to dwell in the hearts of men and women, “urging them to believe, to hope despite everything, and to love by working for the good of all,” Pope Francis said.

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