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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Three days after the preacher of the papal household called on Catholics to repent for the ways they are dividing the church, the Vatican secretary of state said the divisions are real and they are harmful.
Pope Francis prays as he leads the Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord's Passion April 2, at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Andreas Solaro, pool via Reuters)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
"Fraternity among Catholics is wounded," Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa said. "Divisions between churches have torn Christ's tunic to shreds.”
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Climate change and environmental destruction are forcing millions from their homes, and Catholics have a responsibility to assist them, Pope Francis wrote.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The pope in late February accepted the resignation of Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, who had reached the normal retirement age of 75 last June. The cardinal had been prefect since 2014.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis visited a Baghdad cathedral that is now a shrine to 48 Christian martyrs who died Oct. 31, 2010, when militants belonging to a group linked to al-Qaida laid siege to the church.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
”Enlightening a single conscience is worth the effort and pain of keeping alive the memory of what has been.”
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
“Jesus announces to us that God is not an idea or an abstract doctrine, but God is the one who ‘contaminates’ himself with our human woundedness and is not afraid to come into contact with our wounds,” the pope said.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The restrictions include church closures. Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Iraq March 5-8, and he has events planned in churches each day.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
"[Vatican II] is the magisterium of the church. Either you are with the church and therefore you follow the council, or if you do not follow the council or you interpret it in your own way, as you wish, you are not with the church."
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
"I am the pastor of people who are suffering," Pope Francis said.