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Pope says torture is a mortal sin; Vatican urges help for drug abusers+

Messages coincide with United Nations days of awareness.

Read More+ 9 months ago
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Pope: Aborting children with birth defects is like Nazi eugenics program+

'To have a more tranquil life, an innocent is done away with."

Read More+ 9 months ago
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‘Selfie’ culture leads to alienation, departure from reality, pope says+

It worries me that they communicate and live in a virtual world.

Read More+ 10 months ago
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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+ 12 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+ 12 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+ 1 year 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+ 1 year 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+ 1 year 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+ 1 year 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+ 1 year ago