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Pope Francis: Do not distance yourself from South Sudan

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has called on the international community not to forget South Sudan and in particular the serious humanitarian emergency unfolding there. The Pope made the call on South Sudan in a Preface he wrote to a new ...

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Pope defends human dignity under attack from “technocratic materialism‎”

(Vatican Radio) One cannot be silent in the face of an “unscrupulous materialism” that marks the alliance between economy and technology, and that treats life as a resource to be exploited or discarded by power and profit.  “Unfortunately men, women ...

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Pope Francis returns to Vatican from Colombia visit

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has returned to the Vatican at the end of his five day apostolic visit to Colombia. After the papal plane touched down at Rome’s Ciampino airport on Monday afternoon, the pope went to the Rome Basilica ...

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The El Salvadoran who helped rescue 40,000 Jews from the Holocaust

Lima, Peru, Jul 30, 2017 / 04:04 pm (CNA).- José Arturo Castellanos was a Catholic from El Salvador who during the Second World War was sent as a diplomat to the city of Geneva, Switzerland. But after his requests to ...

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for July: ‘Those distant from Christian faith’

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has released his video message accompanying his monthly prayer intention for July. This month’s intention is for those distant from the Christian faith: “that our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our ...

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Pope at Mass: God’s power saves us from weakness and sins

(Vatican Radio)  In order to be saved and healed by God we must recognize that are weak, vulnerable and sinful like earthen vessels, said ‎Pope Francis on Friday.  And this will lead us to happiness, he said in ‎his homily ...

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Full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight presser from Egypt

Vatican City, Apr 29, 2017 / 03:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his conversation with journalists on the way back from Egypt, Pope Francis touched on an array of topics, including North Korea, populism and a possible visit from President Donald ...

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Italian bishop bans mobsters from being godfathers

Palermo, Italy, Mar 22, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Hollywood precedent notwithstanding, an Italian bishop has announced that known members of the mafia cannot be godparents for the Catholic sacraments of baptism or confirmation. The diocesan decree came from ...

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Pope: learn from indigenous peoples how to care for creation

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has joined his voice to those taking part in Brazil’s “Fraternity Campaign,” an annual Lenten Campaign organized by the Brazilian National Conference of Bishops. This year’s campaign focusses on the theme “Brazilian biomes and the defense ...

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Pope Francis baptises babies from earthquake zones in Italy

Vatican City, Jan 14, 2017 / 01:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, Pope Francis baptized 13 babies from areas where devastating earthquakes struck Italy last year. The baptism took place in the chapel of the Santa Marta house, where the Pope resides. ...

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