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Pope signs new encyclical in Assisi+

"I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike."

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Pope Francis calls for day of prayer, fasting for Lebanon+

The Pope has asked Catholics and all people of goodwill to observe Sept. 4 as a day of prayer and fasting for Lebanon.

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Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid+

It is really Christ himself who baptizes and has the principal role in the event being celebrated, it said.

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At Angelus, pope backs U.N. resolution calling for global cease-fire+

'May this Security Council resolution become a courageous first step toward a peaceful future.'

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Prayer is a ‘fight’ with God, pope says at audience+

Jacob ultimately enters the promised land with a limp, but also "with a new heart."

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Pope clears way for beatification of Knights of Columbus founder+

Venerable Michael McGivney was inspired by the principles of Christian charity and fraternity to assist those most in need.

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Pope composes prayers for end of pandemic to be recited after rosary+

Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the rosary, united with believers around the world asking for Mary's intercession in stopping the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pope prays for teachers, students adapting to online learning+

Let us pray today for teachers who have to work so hard in order to do lessons on the internet and other media.

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Pope calls for a ‘contagion’ of Easter hope, peace, care for poor+

The resurrection of Christ is "a victory that does not bypass suffering and death, but passes through them, ... transforming evil into good."

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Pope offers Mass for those living in fear of pandemic+

"Let us pray today for the many people who cannot cope, who remain frightened by this pandemic."

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