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Heaven doesn’t need saints canonized, people do, cardinal says+

"Canonizing one of its sons or daughters, the church is not exalting a human work but is celebrating Christ alive in him or her."

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Pope calls for monthlong global prayer marathon for end of pandemic+

It is the heartfelt desire of the Holy Father that the month of May be dedicated to a prayer marathon.

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Pope calls all Catholics to be missionaries of God’s mercy+

"We do not confess to abase ourselves, but to be raised up," the Pope said, and "we -- all of us -- need this badly."

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Serving the suffering is serving the crucified Christ, pope says+

"It is more important than ever today that Christ's faithful be witnesses of tenderness and compassion."

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Pope arrives in Iraq, promoting peace, tolerance, equality+

"I come as a pilgrim of peace in the name of Christ, the prince of peace."

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Pandemic, security pose challenges, but pope, Iraqis, hopeful for visit+

The 84-year-old pope, newly vaccinated, is moving forward with his March 5-8 trip to Iraq unless there is a serious new wave of coronavirus infection there.

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God wants to open hearts, forgive, heal, pope says+

God is not an idea or an abstract doctrine, but God is the one who 'contaminates' himself with our human woundedness and is not afraid to come into contact with our wounds.

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COVID-19 and ecumenism: Pandemic prompts prayer, action+

For many people, the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 18-25 will be another occasion of virtual ecumenical prayer.

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Pope amends canon law so women can be installed as lectors, acolytes+

In most dioceses around the world -- and at the Vatican as well -- women and girls have been lectors at Mass and have served at the altar for decades.

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Christmas is sign of God’s preferential love for the poor, cardinal says+

"The poor belong to Christ not because they say sobut because Christ said they do."

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