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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.

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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.'

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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.

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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+ 8 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+ 8 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+ 9 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+ 10 months ago
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In the end, everyone faces God with ‘empty hands,’ pope says+

"Paradise is the embrace of God, infinite love, and we enter thanks to Jesus who died on the cross for us."

Read More+ 11 months ago
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Closeness to God is true freedom, pope says+

Christians must pray to remain close to the Lord and ask for the grace to understand what it means to establish familiarity with him.

Read More+ 12 months ago
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Pope leads prayers for victims of ‘perverse plague’ of trafficking+

Pope Francis prayed a "Hail Mary" so that Jesus' mother would "support the victims of trafficking and convert the hearts of traffickers."

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