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A building burns after being bombed
FaithNews Analysis
Thomas Reese - Religion News Service
The pope’s refusal to cheer either side in this war gives him credibility as mediator.
pope francis speaks from his chair at the general audience, he gestures with his hand and smiles as he talks
Pope Francis
In his general audience, Pope Francis discusses the apostolic zeal of Matteo Ricci, the Jesuit who successfully taught and spread the Gospel in China in the 1500s.
Pope Francis on the left shakes hands with Martin Scorsese in the center and Helen Morris Scorsese on the right in a daylight hall at the Vatican.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Catholic artists, poets, writers and filmmakers serve the church not by trying to “domesticate” Christ but by helping people challenge and expand their knowledge of the Lord, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis delivers his homily during his Pentecost Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 28, 2023.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Justin McLellan – Catholic News Service
In his homily for Pentecost Mass in St. Peter's Basilica May 28, the pope said that the Holy Spirit is "the heart of synodality and the driving force of evangelization."
Inside the Vatican
While in Portugal, Pope Francis plans to visit Fátima, the site of a recognized Marian apparition. Gerry and Colleen explain how the “secrets of Fátima” revealed there relate to the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Colleen Dulle
Bishop Joseph Strickland recently accused Pope Francis of “undermining the Deposit of Faith.” It remains unknown whether Francis will publicly respond but past cases provide a clue of how the pope will approach this latest challenge.