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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.

Read More+ 8 months ago
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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.

Read More+ 9 months ago
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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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Show the world the joy of faith, pope says+

"If I do not have the joy of my faith, I cannot bear witness and others will say, 'But if faith is so sad, it is better not to have it.'"

Read More+ 10 months ago
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Pope announces new cardinals, including U.S. Archbishop Gregory+

"With a very grateful and humble heart, I thank Pope Francis for this appointment which will allow me to work more closely with him in caring for Christ's Church."

Read More+ 11 months ago
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Catholics globally credit pope for encyclical’s call to uphold human dignity+

"Pope Francis is unflinching in his message" that focuses on solidarity with poor people globally.

Read More+ 12 months ago
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Pope Francis’ teaching in new encyclical called ‘profound and beautiful’+

Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich said "Fratelli Tutti" is "destined to be a defining document and body of teaching for the pontificate of Pope Francis."

Read More+ 12 months ago