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Pope announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27+

Watch on CFN. Read here for details on plenary indulgences.

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‘Every man for himself’ is not a solution to pandemic, pope says+

"I have a lot of hope (in) the people who will take lessons from this crisis to rethink their lives."

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Vatican offers special indulgences during coronavirus crisis+

Special indulgences are available to people afflicted with COVID-19, those in quarantine, medical personnel caring for coronavirus patients and to all those who are praying for them.

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Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies+

Pope Francis will celebrate all of the Holy Week and Easter liturgies: Palm Sunday, the chrism Mass, the Mass of the Lord's Supper, the liturgy of the Passion of the Lord, the Easter vigil Mass and Easter morning Mass.

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Pope urges priests to tend to sick, health care workers during epidemic+

The pope was entrusting the city of Rome, Italy and the world to the protection of Our Lady during this time of a major health emergency, as a sign of hope and salvation.

Read More+ 7 months ago
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God gives commandments to free people from sin, pope says+

"We should not forget this: to live the law as an instrument of liberty that helps me be freer, that helps me not be a slave to passions and sin," he said.

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Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible+

The 'Sunday of the Word of God" is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and His word.

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Put the phone away and talk to each other, pope urges families+

Pope Francis leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Dec. 29, 2019. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)    By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed that people...

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Pope blesses Nativity scene statues, calls them signs of God’s love+

"We are called to recognize the face God chose to assume in Jesus Christ, humble and merciful."

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Pope tells elderly peers the prayers of the old are powerful+

On the eve of his 83rd birthday, Pope Francis met with members of the Italian National Association of Senior Workers.

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