Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service January 19, 2018
The church's key contribution to peace must be education, both in classrooms and as examples of diverse people living in harmony.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service January 14, 2018
During Mass for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis says that we must not let fear of migrants impact our ability to help those in need.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service January 12, 2018
The Vatican newspaper noted media reports that President Donald Trump "used particularly harsh and offensive words about immigrants" from several countries.
In Kazakhstan, "divorced people living with someone else would not dare ask for holy Communion because they know they are living in a situation of sin. It would be blasphemy," said Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana. (CNS photo illustration/Mike Crupi)
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service January 04, 2018
The statement from the Kazakh bishops can be interpreted as a response to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, "Amoris Laetitia."
Pope Francis venerates a figurine of the baby Jesus as he celebrates Mass marking the feast of Mary, Mother of God, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 1. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service January 01, 2018
“Let’s not extinguish the hope in their hearts; let's not suffocate their hopes for peace,” the pope said of refugees.
Pope Francis greets young people after celebrating Mass with youths Nov. 30 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon, Myanmar. Foreign trips, a focus on the rights and needs of migrants and refugees and a Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people all are on the 2018 calendar for Pope Francis. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service December 28, 2017
Pope Francis, newly 81, will begin 2018 with a focus on Mary and on migrants and refugees.
Pope Francis waves as he arrives to deliver his Christmas message and blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Dec. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service December 25, 2017
Standing on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on a clear, crisp Christmas day, Pope Francis spoke about the world's children before formally giving his blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world).
Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Albino Luciani, the future Pope John Paul I, are pictured in Venice in September 1972 (CNS photo). 
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service December 22, 2017
Canonization could take place during the Synod of Bishops, an institution Paul re-established after Vatican II.
Argentina's flag is seen as Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 11. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service December 05, 2017
Pope Francis said the bishops' document "explains precisely the meaning of Chapter VIII of 'Amoris Laetitia.'
Pope Francis blesses people as he visits the Mother Teresa House
Faith
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service December 02, 2017

Devoting his last day in Bangladesh to the nation's tiny Catholic community, Pope Francis told clergy and religious that there was no way they could promote interreligious harmony in the country if their communities were marked by gossip, division and bitterness.