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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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Pope calls out apathy, greed preventing the end of human trafficking+

Pope says much more needs to be done in the fight against this "true crime against humanity."

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Pope canonizes seven saints who ‘fought the good fight’+

Pope Francis prayed that the example and intercession of these new saints sustain the commitment of each one for the good of the church and the civil community.

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When times are tough, rant at God, don’t run from trouble, pope says+

Praying with genuine candor and honesty, the way a child pours out his emotions to his father, is how we must pray in the most terrible, desolate, crushing moments.

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Pope highlights sanctity of life in Year of Mercy visits+

Pope Francis holds a baby as he visits the neonatal unit at San Giovanni Hospital in Rome Sept. 16. The visit was part of the pope’s series of Friday works of mercy during the Holy Year. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano, handout) ...

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