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With Advent coming during an ongoing pandemic, Christians are called to hold on to hope and foster a season of compassion and tenderness, Pope Francis said.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
The tombstones of soldiers killed in war cry out to people today to end all wars and to stop the production of weapons, Pope Francis said.
A man prays in the nearly-empty St. Martin’s Church near Nantes, France, on Oct. 5, 2021.
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An adult survivor of abuse by a priest appealed to the world’s seminarians to become good priests and to make sure the “bitter truth” always prevails, not silence about scandals and their cover-up.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
The Catholic Church’s inability to make victims of abuse their top concern is a cause for intense shame, Pope Francis said.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
A complete rebuild and expansion of the living quarters for the Swiss Guard will not only improve life for guards and their families, it will also allow for the future possibility of recruiting women.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis praised his predecessor's courage in denouncing the danger of people no longer respecting or understanding the sacredness of human life in the introduction to a new book.
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“Pope Francis invites the entire church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: ‘It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the church of the third millennium,’” the document says.
Pope Francis speaks as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 29, 2021.
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The chaotic withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan was due in part to a lack of foreseeing all possible eventualities, Pope Francis said in a new interview.
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Pope Francis held a private audience with Nadia Murad, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and survivor of the Islamic State-led genocide in Iraq, Aug. 26 at the Vatican. She is the first Iraqi and Yazidi to be awarded a Nobel Prize.
People run past a heavily damaged church in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Aug. 18, 2021, after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the area four days earlier.
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The donation is meant to be “an immediate expression” of Pope Francis’ “feeling of spiritual closeness and paternal encouragement” for the people there.