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At Angelus, pope backs U.N. resolution calling for global cease-fire

At Angelus, pope backs U.N. resolution calling for global cease-fire

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis praised the United Nations’ adoption of a global cease-fire resolution amid the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world.

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God listens to everybody — sinner, saint, victim, killer, pope says

God listens to everybody — sinner, saint, victim, killer, pope says

| June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Everyone lives a life that is often inconsistent or a “contradiction” because people can be both a sinner and a saint, a victim and a tormentor, Pope Francis said.

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Pandemic highlights need to protect refugees, creation, pope says

Pandemic highlights need to protect refugees, creation, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Among the many challenges the coronavirus pandemic has underscored is the need to safeguard the rights and dignity of refugees, Pope Francis said. Recalling the observance of World Refugee Day during his Angelus address June 21, the pope said the global crisis that arose out of the COVID-19 pandemic “has highlighted the need to ensure […]

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Christians called to intercede for, not condemn, others, pope says

Christians called to intercede for, not condemn, others, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

True believers do not condemn people for their sins or shortcomings but intercede on their behalf with God through prayer, Pope Francis said.

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Trusting in God does not mean never arguing with him, pope says

Trusting in God does not mean never arguing with him, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the story of the patriarch Abraham — honored by Jews, Christians and Muslims — faith becomes a direct relationship with God that is marked by constant prayer, which sometimes takes the form of “debating” with God, Pope Francis said.

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Pope prays with Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, calls racism a pro-life issue

Pope prays with Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, calls racism a pro-life issue

| Carol Glatz | June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Today I join the Church in St. Paul and Minneapolis, and in the entire United States, in praying for the repose of the soul of George Floyd and of all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism.”

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Prayer is powerful, life-giving, pope says

Prayer is powerful, life-giving, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Prayer is powerful not because it changes God or God’s plans, but because it changes individuals and communities, one heart at a time, Pope Francis said.

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Pope renews prayers for Catholics in China

Pope renews prayers for Catholics in China

| Carol Glatz | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis assured Catholics in China that the universal church shared their hopes and supported them during hardship.

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Learn from St. John Paul, pope tells young people

Learn from St. John Paul, pope tells young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Young men and women today can learn from the example of St. John Paul II, who proved that life’s difficulties are not an obstacle to holiness and happiness.

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Amid pandemic, nurses have given heroic example, pope says

Amid pandemic, nurses have given heroic example, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marking International Nurses Day May 12, Pope Francis offered his early morning Mass for nurses who “carry out this profession which is more than a profession; it is a vocation, a commitment.”

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Trust Jesus; know heaven is your destiny, pope says

Trust Jesus; know heaven is your destiny, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just as Jesus told the disciples, “Do not let your hearts be troubled,” he says the same thing to his followers today amid “the dramas of life,” Pope Francis said.

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Pope prays for media, journalists covering coronavirus pandemic

Pope prays for media, journalists covering coronavirus pandemic

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis offered his early morning Mass for journalists and members of the media who, despite the risks, work tirelessly to inform the public of the ongoing pandemic.

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