Pope Francis leaves in procession after celebrating Holy Thursday chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 13 (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
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Pope FrancisApril 13, 2017
"By taking one small step, we make God’s mercy overflow in situations of desolation."
A young Syrian mother and her child in 2015 outside their tent at an informal settlement in Deir al Ahmar, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley (CNS photo/Sam Tarling, CRS). 
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Pope FrancisApril 07, 2017
"The defense of human beings knows no barriers," says Pope Francis in a conversation with the Italian journal Libertàcivili.
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Pope FrancisApril 04, 2017
Then the pope asked: “What is the cross for you? Yes, it is the Christian symbol. We make the sign of the cross, but often we do not do it well.”
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Pope FrancisMarch 31, 2017
We must ask ourselves, what do I feel when I see on the news that a bomb has fallen on a hospital and lots of poor children have been killed? Do I just say a prayer and go on my way like before?
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Pope FrancisFebruary 16, 2017
Pope Francis: “war begins in the heart of a person; it begins at home, in the family, among friends and then goes out into the whole world.”
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Pope FrancisDecember 13, 2016
The poor and humble people who have faith in the Lord are the victims of the “intellectuals of religion,” and those who are “seduced by clericalism.”
Pope FrancisOctober 28, 2016
On Oct. 31 the pope will participate in a ceremony to mark 500 years since the start of the Reformation.
Pope Francis raises the Eucharist as he celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican April 11. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)
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Pope FrancisOctober 24, 2016
“Behind an attitude of rigidity there is always something else in the life of a person. Rigidity is not a gift of God. Meekness is, goodness is, benevolence is, forgiveness is. But rigidity isn’t.”
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Pope FrancisOctober 18, 2016
“When I go to visit the retirement homes for elderly priests I find so many of these great shepherds who have given their lives for the faithful. There they are, sick, paralyzed, in wheelchairs but you can see them smiling straight away."
Pope Francis prays during a Marian vigil in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 8. Also pictured is Msgr. Guido Marini, papal master of ceremonies. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Pope FrancisOctober 11, 2016
"Humility never comes without humiliation. And we see Jesus humiliated on the cross,” said Francis.