A new member of the church holds a candle as Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 26. The pope baptized 12 people at the vigil. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service March 31, 2018
"Do we want to share in this message of life," he asked in his homily, "or do we prefer simply to continue standing speechless before events as they happen?"
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service March 27, 2018
"I particularly recognize the generous and heroic act of Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame who gave his life out of a desire to protect people," the pope said.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service March 25, 2018

Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass with thousands of young people, Pope Francis urged them to continue singing and shouting "hosanna" in the world, proclaiming the lordship of Jesus and following his example of outreach to the poor and suffering.

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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service March 19, 2018
The meeting will help the Vatican prepare for its synod on young adults in 2018.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service March 14, 2018
After two years working on a documentary about Pope Francis, the noted German filmmaker Wim Wenders said he is most struck by the pope's courage.
Pope Francis greets people during an audience with Italian nurses in Paul VI hall at the Vatican March 3. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-NURSES March 5, 2018.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service March 05, 2018
"I thank her and I want you to know her name: Sister Cornelia Caraglio."
Pope Francis visited the "Casa di Leda," a group home for women prisoners and their young children, in Rome on March 2. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service March 02, 2018
The pope left chocolate eggs as gifts during his surprise visit to Casa di Leda, a group home for incarcerated women with small children.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service February 28, 2018
Intentionally causing a patient's death is different from accepting that a patient is dying.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service February 26, 2018
The Colosseum has long been a symbol of the persecution of early Christians.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service February 20, 2018
Bishop Okpaleke's appointment had been met by protests and petitions calling for the appointment of a bishop from among the local clergy.