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‘Cry out,’ pope tells young people at Palm Sunday Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass with thousands of young people, Pope Francis urged them to continue singing and shouting “hosanna” in the world, proclaiming the lordship of […]

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News Briefs for March 25, 2018

Miami archdiocese offers prayers after bridge collapse WASHINGTON (CNS) — Authorities in Florida’s Miami-Dade area said at least six people have died, but the number could rise as they search […]

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Imitate St. Pio’s life, don’t forget poor, marginalized, pope says

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy (CNS) — Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern […]

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Pope encourages dialogue with government leaders to help migrants

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Liberating the poor, the oppressed and the persecuted is an integral part of what God wants his Church to do, Pope Francis said. “In order to […]

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Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonizations of Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero. At a meeting March 6 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect […]

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Fifth anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope just a few days after telling the College of Cardinals that the Catholic Church faced a clear choice between […]

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Wonder and wit: Five years of Pope Francis’ unique turns of phrase

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A native-Spanish speaker who grew up with Italian-speaking relatives in Argentina, Pope Francis has a striking way with words. Bringing a background in literary themes and […]

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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 […]