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September 1, 2015

Benedict XVI: God's truth, love, and goodness are what make us pure

When Benedict XVI said Mass on Sunday for the annual meeting of his former students, his homily focused on how God's Word frees us from the forgetfulness of a world…
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September 1, 2015

Pope Francis holds virtual audience with Americans in Chicago, Texas, LA

Pope Francis on Monday took part in a virtual audience with a group of Americans, less than a month before his historic trip to the United States. The event was…
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September 1, 2015

Pope to Catholic lawmakers: Be strong. Protect life.

On Sunday, Pope Francis urged Catholic legislators to be protectors of human life, calling them to “be strong” against a throw-away culture marked by Christian persecution, and the rejection of…
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ExhortationsVatican
June 29, 2015

Don’t fish in aquariums, Francis tells future Vatican diplomats

Clerics who work in the Vatican’s diplomatic corps are not called to be “senior officials of a state” or “a self-preserving superior caste, welcome in worldly living rooms”, Pope Francis…
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June 24, 2015

Pope Francis speaks up for Italy's unemployed youth

Youth unemployment is “a true social plague” that leaves young people feeling useless, Pope Francis told an Italian labor group on Saturday. “The human being is the center of development,…
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ExhortationsVatican
June 24, 2015

Continue ecumenical dialogue in face of division, Pope says in message

Pope Francis, in a message released on June 23, recalled the 50th anniversary of the formation of the joint working group between the Catholic Church and the World Council of…
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ExhortationsVatican
June 16, 2015

Parents transmit church teaching on marriage by example, pope says

Children need to see their parents kiss each other, complement each other and resolve arguments peacefully, Pope Francis said. "Dear parents, your children need to discover by watching you that…
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ExhortationsVatican
June 12, 2015

Be careful not to ‘widen your conscience’ so everything fits, Pope says

Pope Francis has said that there is a risk of Christians being too open to the world and “widening the conscience so much that everything fits in there.” During a…
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May 20, 2015

Pope Francis warns parents against ceding children’s education to ‘experts’

Continuing his catechesis on the family, Pope Francis devoted his May 20 general audience to parents’ natural vocation to educate their children. Intellectual critics, said the Pope, “have silenced parents…
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ExhortationsVatican
October 6, 2014

Pope's Address to Disabled Athletes

Below is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave disabled athletes of the Italian Paralympic Committee in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall at 12:15 Saturday. *** Dear Athletes, Dear…
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