Tag: Pope Francis

In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all

In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all

| Cindy Wooden | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

As on every papal trip, Pope Francis’ visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh included a mix of meetings with government officials and events focused firmly on the nations’ Catholic communities.

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Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

| December 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens will celebrate a Mass of Solidarity
5 p.m. Dec. 9 for Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. 

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Pope, as ‘grandfather,’ urges Myanmar’s young to love and serve

Pope, as ‘grandfather,’ urges Myanmar’s young to love and serve

| Cindy Wooden | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before ending his visit to Myanmar, Pope Francis turned to the nation’s young Catholics, urging them to pursue lives of faith, hope and love.

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Priest in Bangladesh missing before papal visit

Priest in Bangladesh missing before papal visit

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A priest in Bangladesh who was helping prepare for the visit of Pope Francis has gone missing, just days before the papal visit.

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Respect the rights of all groups, pope tells Myanmar’s leaders

Respect the rights of all groups, pope tells Myanmar’s leaders

| Cindy Wooden | November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The plight of the ethnic Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was front and center in speeches by Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, but neither publicly used the word Rohingya.

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Pope urges bishops to exercise authority as judges in annulments

Pope urges bishops to exercise authority as judges in annulments

| Carol Glatz | November 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

A diocesan bishop is the sole judge in the streamlined process for handling marriage annulments, Pope Francis said.

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‘Invest in love,’ pope says on first World Day of the Poor

‘Invest in love,’ pope says on first World Day of the Poor

| Cindy Wooden | November 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Preaching about the Gospel “parable of the talents” (Mt 25:14-30), Pope Francis said the servant in the story who buried his master’s money was rebuked not because he did something wrong, but because he failed to do something good with what he was given.

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Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said.

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Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

That is why people need to focus their hearts on God, not focus their smartphones for pictures during Mass, he said.

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Consistently anti-nuke: Pope continues papal pleas for disarmament

Consistently anti-nuke: Pope continues papal pleas for disarmament

| Cindy Wooden | November 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

More than two years before the first atomic bomb was dropped, Pope Pius XII warned of the “catastrophic” consequences that could come from using the discovery of nuclear fission to create weapons.

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Jezreel challenges archdiocesan, parish staff to reach out beyond church walls

Jezreel challenges archdiocesan, parish staff to reach out beyond church walls

| October 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

Jack Jezreel didn’t want any archdiocesan or parish staff members to be in their comfort zone Oct. 26 at Fall Formation Day.

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Pope condemns deadly terrorist attack in Somalia

Pope condemns deadly terrorist attack in Somalia

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed for the victims of a terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, that left hundreds dead and countless wounded in one of the deadliest attacks in the country’s history.

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