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Caring for the sick is of inestimable value, Pope tells anti-cancer organization

In a June 26 audience with the Italian League for the Fight against Tumors, Pope Francis praised the efforts of the organization to foster a culture of cancer prevention and to promote volunteer..
Catholic Culture

Pope Francis: the Christian must expect rejection, persecution

Reflecting on the day’s Gospel reading (Mt. 10:24-33), Pope Francis said in his June 25 Angelus address that the disciple must expect rejection and persecution.
Catholic Culture

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News video: Noh Theater Makes A Showing At The Vatican

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With a performance of ancient traditional Noh theater in Rome, Japan has marked the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the Holy See. Visitors were shown how to wear a Noh theater mask, at the..
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Pontiff greets Italian swimmers, speaks about water, baptism

Pope Francis received participants in an Italian swimming competition on June 24 and reflected on water and values associated with athletics.
Catholic Culture

Many await the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection, Pope tells Resurrectionists

Pope Francis met with participants in the general chapter of the Congregation of the Resurrection on June 24 and reflected on the theme of their meeting, “Witnesses of the Presence of the Risen Lord:..
Catholic Culture

Schedule announced for papal trip to Colombia

The Holy See Press Office has announced the schedule for Pope Francis’s apostolic journey to Colombia.
Catholic Culture

Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation with trip

Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America's..

4 cardinals press pope to clarify divorce-remarriage stand

Four conservative cardinals who publicly questioned Pope Francis' opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church.

U.S. football Hall of Famers meet pope, give him number 1 jersey

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The "Hail Mary Pass" did not come up in the conversation, but Pope Francis clearly had a good catch on Wednesday when he received a helmet and jersey from members of the..
Reuters India Also reported by •DNA

With pilgrimage, Pope honours socially minded Italian priests

Pope Francis made a pilgrimage today to the tombs of two Italian priests known for their progressive social views and works during Italy's postwar years.

Pope Francis to visit Peru and Chile in January 2018

Pope Francis will visit Chile and Peru in January, the Vatican said on Monday, the latest in a series of trips to his home continent.

At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in central Portugal

A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 62 people, most of them dying in their cars as they tried to flee, the government said on Sunday, "The dimension of..

Learning from refugees' hopes and pain dissolves fear: Pope

Pope Francis is calling for the faithful to not only welcome refugees, but to personally learn from their stories as a way to curb fears and "'distorted" ideologies about them.
IndiaTimes Also reported by •Deccan Herald

Pope Francis and Angela Merkel talk climate change

pope francis and angela merkel talk climate change
Merkel said the pope (left) encouraged her to work to preserve the Paris climate accord despite US President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the agreement at the beginning of the month.
MailOnline India

Merkel: Pope wants her to fight to save Paris climate deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the historic Paris climate accord despite the US withdrawal from it and shared her goal to "bring down walls"..

Pope tells Merkel to keep pressing for international cooperation

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has asked Germany to keep fighting for the Paris climate change deal and to 'tear down walls' that inhibit international cooperation, Chancellor Angela Merkel said..
Reuters India Also reported by •DNA

Pope again flexes papal muscle to keep tabs on cardinals

Pope Francis is once again flexing his papal muscle by seeking to keep tabs on his cardinals who live in Rome.

Pope Francis names new Indianapolis archbishop

Pope Francis has named Monsignor Charles Thompson as the seventh archbishop of Indianapolis. Thompson, a canon lawyer, replaces Joseph Tobin, whom Francis elevated to Cardinal and moved to Newark, New..

Pope gives rebel Nigeria priests ultimatum over bishop

Pope Francis has given church officials in southern Nigeria a 30-day ultimatum to obey him by accepting the nomination of a bishop -- or face being suspended from office.

Venezuela Maduro says children used in protest violence, will write pope

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he would ask Pope Francis to persuade opponents that children should not participate in violent protests that have rocked the..
Reuters India Also reported by •DNA

Goan nun in charge of Pope's mailbox at Vatican

Inside the archives section of the Vatican Secretariat in Rome sits Sister Lucy Britto. For seven hours every day, she sifts through the sea of mail that the charismatic Pope Francis gets. These..

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