Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the Muslim community at the Koudoukou mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic, Nov. 30. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 30, 2015
"Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters," created by the same God, he said, and they must act like it.
Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with evangelical communities in Bangui, Central African Republic, Nov. 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 29, 2015
"Even when the powers of hell are unleashed, Christians must rise to the summons, their heads held high, and be ready to brave blows in this battle over which God will have the last word. And that word will be love and peace," the pope said in an evening homily Nov. 29 at Bangui's cathedral.
Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi is surrounded by the media after a Nov. 4 news conference for his new book "Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis' Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican." (CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 23, 2015
Under the Vatican criminal code, it is a crime to take, distribute and publish confidential documents. The Vatican said that if any of the five are not present on Nov. 24, they would be tried in absentia.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 20, 2015
"We are approaching Christmas," the pope said, and soon everywhere "there will be lights, decorated trees, even Nativity scenes," but if they are not signs of faith in Jesus and a commitment to following him, then it is "all fake."
Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, founder of the Missionaries of Charity (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 19, 2015
The Vatican calendar for the Year of Mercy set aside Sept. 4, 2016 as a possible date for the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 16, 2015
When a Lutheran woman married to a Catholic man asked Pope Francis what she and her husband could do to receive Communion together, the pope said he could not issue a general rule on shared Communion, but the couple should pray, study and then act according to their consciences.
Pope Francis sits in the papal chair as he celebrates the ordination Mass of Bishop Angelo De Donatis, left, as an auxiliary bishop of Rome in the Basilica of St. John Lateran Nov. 9. (CNS photo/Claudio Peri, EPA)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 09, 2015
"Let your words be simple so that everyone can understand. Don't give long homilies," the pope said. "Allow me to ask you to remember your dad and how very happy he was to have found another parish in a town nearby where the Mass was celebrated without a homily!"
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 04, 2015
Gianluigi Nuzzi, the Italian journalist who published documents stolen from Pope Benedict XVI's private office by his butler, has a new book out based on more leaked documents. "Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis's Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican," was scheduled for
Eugenio Scalfari by Francesca Marchi - International Journalism Festival 2011. Uploaded to wikicommons by Jaqen
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 02, 2015
"In principle, it was accepted by the synod," the pope said, according to Eugenio Scalfari, a co-founder and former editor of La Repubblica, an Italian daily. "This is the basic result: the evaluations of the facts are entrusted to confessors, but at the end of the processes—whether quick or slow—
Children paddle in water in Navotas City, Philippines. (CNS photo/Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 26, 2015
The appeal, addressed to negotiators preparing for the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris Nov. 30-Dec. 11, was a response to Pope Francis' letter on the environment and an expression of "the anxiety of all the people, all the churches all over the world" regarding how, "unless we are careful