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Pope’s exhortation: Do not be afraid of holiness+

Holiness involves finding balance in prayer time, time spent enjoying others' company and time dedicated to serving others in ways large or small.

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Easter shows the power of love, which renews the world, pope says+

Christians should ask themselves if they have hearts open to being surprised by God; if they feel a need to rush to share with others the good news.

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood+

Pope Francis signed decrees for the causes of 13 men and women -- among them a pope, an archbishop, two young laywomen and a number of priests and nuns.

Read More+ 9 months ago
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Pope adds feast of Mary, mother of the church to universal calendar+

Honoring Mary on the day after Pentecost also highlights for Catholics that Mary was present with the disciples, praying with them as the Holy Spirit descended.

Read More+ 9 months ago
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Meeting nurses, pope pays tribute to one who saved his life+

'Never forget the "medicine of caresses...A caress, a smile, is full of meaning for one who is sick.'

Read More+ 9 months ago
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Lent is time to become aware of false prophets, cold hearts, pope says+

Christians need to look for any signs that their love for God and others has started to dim or grow cold, the pope said.

Read More+ 10 months ago
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Lord’s Prayer: Germans stick with wording; Italians to change at Mass+

Pope Francis said the Italian and English translations of the "Our Father" can give believers the wrong impression that God leads people into temptation.

Read More+ 11 months ago
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Pope didn’t glide over requirements for in-flight nuptials+

"Both of them had prepared before God -- with the sacrament of penance -- and I married them."

Read More+ 11 months ago
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For New Year, pope urges help for refugees, respect for life+

All life, from life in the mother's womb to that of the elderly, the suffering and the sick, and to that of the troublesome and even repellent, is to be welcomed, loved and helped.

Read More+ 12 months ago
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Pope asks Mary’s help in fighting viruses of fear, indifference+

'Even when the angel visited her, no one knew. There weren't any reporters there that day.'

Read More+ 1 year ago