Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Aug. 8. Also pictured is Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceAugust 08, 2018
Christians today can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols, Pope Francis tells an audience including the musician Sting.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceAugust 01, 2018
Although wealth, fame, beauty and power differ from the idols of ancient times, they all require "a human sacrifice," the pope said Aug. 1 during his weekly general audience.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJuly 25, 2018
In a statement released by the Archdiocese of Santiago July 24, Cardinal Ezzati said he was committed to helping victims "search for the truth" and denied any wrongdoing.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJuly 23, 2018
In a statement July 22, the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa, known by the acronym AMECEA, said the steps taken by the leaders of both countries "show that Africans have the wisdom to solve their own problems amicably."
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 22, 2018
"There's something going on in the culture. And one of the elements of that cultural shift is that people are prepared to speak up in a way that they would never have done before."
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 20, 2018
Pope Francis said he stands with the U.S. bishops who recently condemned the Trump administration's policy on immigration that has led to children being held in government shelters while their parents are sent to federal prisons.
Pope Francis prepares to take a photo with young people at a presynod gathering of youth delegates in Rome March 19.  (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 19, 2018
The document outlines the church’s need to listen to young people, to help guide them in the faith and to identify pastoral paths to accompany them.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 18, 2018
Oscar Karadima revealed that he was among the group of priests and laypeople who met with Pope Francis on June 2 and spoke to him about the suffering his family endured, following the revelation that his brother was found guilty of sexual abuse.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta speaks during a press conference accompanied in Santiago, Chile, June 12. He is accompanied by Father Jordi Bertomeu Farnos, right, an official of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation. (CNS photo/Alberto Valdes, EPA) 
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 15, 2018
Archbishop Charles Scicluna said his mission to the country was a sign of Pope Francis’ closeness to the local church.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 14, 2018
Migrants seeking a better life in other countries must not be viewed with suspicion but rather defended and protected, no matter their status, Pope Francis said.