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Frances D'Emilio - Associated PressJune 10, 2019
In his homily during Pentecost Mass Sunday in St. Peter's Square, Francis also decried that "the more we use social media, the less social we are becoming."
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Frances D'Emilio - Associated PressSeptember 25, 2018
Italy on Monday tightened criteria for migrants receiving humanitarian protection as its populist government deepened its crackdown on those seeking asylum.
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Frances D'Emilio - Associated PressAugust 27, 2018
Italy's Catholic bishops will care for 100 migrants from Eritrea, ending a stalemate over where the asylum-seekers would go.
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Frances D'Emilio - Associated PressJanuary 08, 2018
Many of the parents of the baptized babies are Vatican employees.
Pope Francis is pictured during vespers on New Year's Eve in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 31. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Frances D'Emilio - Associated PressDecember 31, 2017
In his homily on New Year’s eve,, the pope said God gave to us a “whole and sound” year, but “we humans in so many ways ruined and hurt it.”
Pope Francis kisses a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Frances D'Emilio - Associated PressDecember 24, 2017
“So many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary,” Pope Francis said. “We see the tracks of entire families forced to set out in our own day.”
Mali bishop Jean-Gabriel Diarra listens to question during an interview with The Associated Press in Rome on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Frances D'Emilio - Associated PressJune 28, 2017
An ailing Mali archbishop facing allegations of financial impropriety assured the Vatican on Tuesday he plans to show up at St. Peter's Basilica to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis.
Chinese Catholics pray during Mass in 2007 at St. Francis Cathedral in Xi'an. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
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Frances D'Emilio - Associated PressJune 26, 2017
The Vatican expressed "grave concern" on Monday for a Chinese bishop who it says was "forcibly removed" from his office several weeks ago and whose whereabouts are unknown.
Frances D'Emilio - Associated PressJuly 25, 2016
"The Lord will be able to say to us: 'Do you remember? That migrant, who so many wanted to kick out, was me,'" the pope said.
Frances D'Emilio - Associated PressFebruary 21, 2016
"The commandment 'do not kill' holds absolute value and applies to both the innocent and the guilty."