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Don’t hold grudges; forgiveness comes from forgiving others, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must let go of resentments and forgive those who have wronged them so that they may experience God’s forgiveness, Pope Francis. This can be particularly […]

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Blessed Paul VI to be canonized at close of synod, cardinal says

ROME (CNS) — Blessed Paul VI will be declared a saint in late October at the end of the Synod of Bishops on youth and discernment, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, […]

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Pope adds feast of Mary, Mother of the Church to calendar

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has decreed that Latin-rite Catholics around the world will mark the feast of “the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church” on the Monday […]

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Salvation is gift of God, brings people into community

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Salvation in Christ is a gift of God that cannot be earned by human efforts alone, and it is not simply some kind of interior transformation, […]

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Pope to young people: Take the World Youth Day challenge

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — It’s time to break free from fear, fake online personas and looking at the world through a digital screen display, Pope Francis told young people. “Do […]

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Rice Bowl asks Catholics to ‘Share the Journey’

BALTIMORE — As Pope Francis asks that Catholics around the world “Share the Journey” with migrants and refugees, Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl offers those in the United States a way […]

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Imagining a world with papal wish of nonviolence as a style of politics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Pope Francis said, in the title of his 2017 World Day of Peace message, that he wanted to see nonviolence as “a style of politics for […]

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Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “I am on a pilgrimage toward Home,” retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote, capitalizing the Italian word “casa” or “home.” Almost exactly five years after announcing his […]

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Lent is time to become aware of false prophets, cold hearts, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics should use the season of Lent to look for signs and symptoms of being under the spell of false prophets and of living with cold, […]

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Dialogue dilemma: Vatican’s China overture sparks controversy

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Vatican efforts to honor those who suffer and die for their faith while trying to negotiate with oppressive regimes to expand religious freedom have been fraught […]

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Going for God: Vatican invited to Olympic opening ceremony

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For the first time, the International Olympic Committee has invited a Vatican delegation not only to take part in the opening ceremony of the Winter Games, […]

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Sharing ‘fake news’ makes one an accomplice in evil, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People have a responsibility to check the source of what they share on social media to ensure it is not “fake news” designed to further prejudices […]