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Pope Francis shares words of wisdom

The Christian mission today means facing new challenges with simplicity, holiness, and openness to God, Pope Francis told an audience with the Marian Fathers on Saturday. “Many still await knowledge of Jesus, the sole Redeemer of man, and many situations of injustice and moral and material hardship challenge believers,” the Pope said Feb. 18. “Such






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This is the one thing Pope Francis says you can brag about

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As children we are taught that bragging is bad, especially when we do it to people who have less than us, however, for Pope Francis, there is one thing we should never hesitate to flaunt to whoever we meet: our hope in Christ. Speaking of bragging, the Pope said Feb. 15 that contrary to the






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This couple gave to persecuted Christians, and Pope Francis responded

Josefa Rodríguez and Amaro Pesquero were not expecting to receive a letter from Pope Francis. But that’s exactly what happened last September, when the Pope himself thanked them in his own handwriting for the donation they had made for the persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Josefa and Amaro are a married couple from Fuenlabrada,






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The Pope and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch met a year ago. Here’s what’s next.

One year ago marked a historic first meeting between a Pope and a Russian Orthodox Patriarch. Now, the Vatican and the Moscow Patriarchate will celebrate the meeting’s anniversary with a conference at Switzerland’s Freibourg University. The conference will take place Feb. 12, exactly one year after the meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill at






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Pope Francis sending bishop to Medjugorje

Vatican says Bishop Henryk Hoser will not be deciding on the merits of reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary Pope Francis is sending a bishop to a Medjugorje, Bosnia, shrine to gain “deeper knowledge" of the pastoral needs of millions of Catholics drawn there by reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Vatican spokesman Greg






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Pope Francis: ‘Healthcare is not a business’

The Pope was speaking to patients and medical professionals ahead of the World Day of the Sick A nation’s healthcare system cannot be run simply as a business because human lives are at stake, Pope Francis said. “If there is a sector in which the ‘throwaway culture’ demonstrates its most painful consequences, it is the






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