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Pope advises talking less, listening more to counteract vitriol+

The tendency to de-personalize others, which starts in one's own heart, at home, grows and grows and it will become violence worldwide.

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Pope Francis: God gives us our identity as His children+

Whether they resemble their father a lot or just a little bit, they are still his children.

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God’s forgiveness is call to sin no more, pope says+

God forgives and forgets the faults of repentant sinners, unless they keep reminding him of their errors by pretending they have no need to change.

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Magi’s journey reflects our longing for God, pope says on Epiphany+

Christians are called to imitate the wise men who, "weary of the Herods of their own day," set out in search of the promise of something new.

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New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope says+

"Where there is a mother, there is unity, there is belonging, belonging as children."

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Real gift this Christmas? God giving world his son, Jesus, pope says+

The pope asked for prayers for all those around the world, 'who do not have work, or else, who do jobs that are inappropriate, poorly paid or harmful to one's health.'

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Pope celebrates 80 birthday, reflects on ‘old-age’+

When one thinks of old age as a stage of life that is for giving joy, wisdom, hope, one begins to live again.

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Mary shows what good comes from wholehearted ‘yes’ to God, pope says+

Even when they do not say "no" to God, human beings can be experts in saying, "yes, but ..." to God, the pope said.

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Advent is a time to go meet the Lord, pope says+

With the start of Advent people can reflect on how Christ's birth was about small things: a tiny stable, a small manger, a child born to a simple mother and father.

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Vatican Letter: Holy doors close, but mission of mercy continues+

Preaching God's mercy has been a central focus of Pope Francis' ministry since his election in March 2013, and the closing of the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 20 will not end that focus.

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