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Gerard O’Connell
In an exclusive interview with Gerard O’Connell, Jesuit Cardinal Michael Czerny explains why Pope Francis will address the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai and what he hopes to achieve.
Pope Francis arrives for a meeting of university chaplains, sponsored by the Dicastery for Culture and Education, in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Nov. 24, 2023. The next day the pope canceled his scheduled meetings because of flu-like symptoms and underwent a CT scan to rule out pulmonary complications, the Vatican press office said. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis did not read the catechesis as he usually does on Sunday, but only recited the Angelus prayer, imparted the blessing and asked people to pray for him.
Ten years ago, Pope Francis released his first papal document, “Evangelii Gaudium,” which lays out his vision for the church in the 21st century.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis met at the Vatican today with relatives of Israelis held hostage by Hamas and, separately, with relatives of Palestinians suffering under the Israeli siege of Gaza.
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“We cannot say that we are privileged compared to others—no,” Pope Francis said at today’s general audience. “The calling is for a service. And God chooses one in order to love everyone, to reach everyone.”
Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
In a recent letter, Pope Francis told German Catholics that their synodal proposals risk moving away from the Catholic Church.