Pope Francis

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Four cardinals are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 21, 2017
Pope Francis encouraged Cardinal Lacroix and the bishops from Quebec to be a missionary church, “a church that goes out, reaches out to people.”
Pope Francis receives a letter from a girl as he arrives for his general audience on June 21 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)
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Being a saint doesn't require spending long hours in prayer, but rather living life open to God in good times and in bad, Pope Francis said.
Los Angeles ordinations in 2017. Photo courtesy of the Jesuit Conference.
Faith Dispatches
Jim McDermottJune 21, 2017
The consolidation is a work in progress. The brethren have mixed feelings about it, and their provincials know it.
South Sudanese Catholics pray during Mass in 2011 at a church in Juba (CNS photo/ Mohmaed Messara, EPA).
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 21, 2017
The war has “caused a grave humanitarian crisis that has left half of the country’s population, around 7.3 million people, hungry every day."
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Parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members.