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Our task is to make the Gospel accessible, Pope Francis says

On the Feast of the Ascension, Pope Francis said that when Jesus rose into heaven, he entrusted his Church with the great and dignified responsibility of spreading his Word and making it accessible to everyone. In addition to signaling the end of his earthly ministry, Jesus’ Ascension reminds us of his constant assistance and that










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In Genoa, Pope challenges workers, religious and youth

On Saturday Pope Francis paid a visit to the Italian diocese of Genoa, where he had lengthy Q&A sessions with youth, the city’s working class, and their bishops, priests and religious, challenging them and offering antidotes to modern problems. After landing just around 8a.m. local time May 27, the Pope was greeted by Genoa’s archbishop,










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Pope taps Bishop Angelo de Donatis as new Vicar of Rome

On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop Angelo de Donatis had been chosen by Pope Francis as the new Vicar of Rome, who will oversee the administrative needs of the Roman diocese, including its clergy. In addition to naming him Vicar of Rome, Francis also named Donatis an archbishop, according to the May 26 Vatican










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In Pictures: Pope Francis and President Donald Trump at the Vatican

Below are a Pictorial displays of President Trump’s Visit to the Vatican City to meet with Pope Francis. Vatican hopedfor ‘serene collaboration with the U.S President Trump and his wife step off Air Force One at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (Getty images) President Trump is welcomed by the prefect of the papal household Archbishop Georg Gaenswein










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Pope Francis, Trump hold landmark first meeting (Updated)

After months of anticipation, Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience. According to a May 24 Vatican communique, Pope Francis and Trump expressed satisfaction “for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy










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Pope Francis to nuns: Your joy can change the world

Women who are consecrated to God live “the prophecy of joy,” and this authentic joy is their most credible witness, Pope Francis told leaders of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master on Monday. “The world today is in need of this: that joy that arises from the encounter with Christ in a life of










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Pope Francis’ newest cardinals show a global Church

Only seven months after Pope Francis’ last consistory, he will create five new cardinals in June. He continues a pattern of finding cardinals at the peripheries of the world, from dioceses which have not traditionally had a cardinal. The next consistory will take place June 28. In this new batch Pope Francis has confirmed his










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