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Pope Francis criticizes ‘ornamental’ faith+

"To follow Jesus means to be involved, because faith is not something decorative. It is the strength of the soul!”

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Pope Francis: Mary is with us in our struggles+

"If there is no hope, we are not Christian."

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Pope: World needs courageous Christian missionaries+

Faith is a gift, not reserved for a few but offered with generosity. Everyone should be able to experience the joy of being loved by God, the joy of salvation!

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Works of mercy bind Christ’s wounds, Pope teaches+

The narrow path to meet Christ is through his wounds, found in his wounded brethren, the pope said.

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Former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to be canonized+

Although unusual, it is within the authority of the Pope to waive the second miracle for a canonization cause.

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Pope: Church is God’s call to be part of His family+

God created us so that we might live a relationship of profound friendship with Him.

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Pope canonizes new saints+

"Faith ... allows us to see beyond the limits of our human eyes, beyond the boundaries of earthly life, to contemplate the heavens opened and the living Christ at the right hand of the Father.”

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Absorb Church’s Catholic identity, Pope tells new Swiss Guards+

Photo: Swiss Guards stand in formation in the Apostolic Palace as Switzerland’s President Ueli Maurer visits the Vatican May 6. Swiss Guards celebrate their annual swearing-in ceremony every May 6. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) By David Uebbing Vatican City, (CNA/EWTN News)...

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Confessional not a ‘dry cleaner,’ says Pope+

Confession is not “a torture session.” God is not waiting “to beat,” but is instead “always waiting for us, with tenderness, to forgive.”

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Pope tells youth: Be brave and do what Jesus asks+

“Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life,” he said, “there is always strong and intense prayer from someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community ... .”

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