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Not ruling on apparitions, pope allows pilgrimages to Medjugorje+

The decision to allow organized pilgrimages, banned by the local bishops' in 1991, recognizes the need to provide spiritual accompaniment and care to the tens of thousands of Catholics who travel to Medjugorje each year.

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At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil+

"This is the one, non-negotiable certitude we have in life: His love does not change."

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Give up gossiping for Lent, pope suggests+

"We are experts in finding the bad things in others and not seeing our own."

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Pope: time for ‘all-out battle’ against crime of abuse+

Read Pope Francis' closing remarks from the historic summit.

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Pope prays for new year marked by tenderness, brotherhood, peace+

"Through the intercession of the virgin Mary, may the Lord grant us to be artisans of peace -- and this begins at home, in the family -- every day of the new year."

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Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass+

"Do we content ourselves with a few commandments or do we follow Jesus as lovers, really prepared to leave behind something for him?"

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Relics offer physical reminder that saints were real people+

The new saints' relics were present at the Mass as reminders that the saints were flesh-and-blood people who lived holy lives.

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New saints shared a close friendship, professor says+

Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero are two of seven new saints Pope Francis will canonize Oct. 14 at the Vatican.

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Pope’s letter to People of God: No effort must be spared to prevent abuse, cover ups+

Click here to link to the pope's letter and Bishop Barres' response.

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Pope revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’+

"Consequently, the church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person."

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