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​Francis again visits Blessed Paul VI’s tomb on anniversary of his death

August 6, 2018

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Pope Francis made a private visit Monday morning to pray at the tomb of Bl. Paul VI, on the 40th anniversary of his death.

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​Vatican changes Catechism teaching on death penalty, calls it ‘inadmissible’

August 2, 2018

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The Vatican changed on Thursday the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the permissibility of the death penalty, which the Church has taught is legitimate in limited cases, stating the penalty is ‘inadmissible,’ and its elimination should be sought.

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​Pope Francis to altar servers: Holiness is not for the lazy

July 31, 2018

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Everyone is called to pursue sainthood through living the Works of Mercy, though it is not for the weak of heart, Pope Francis told more than 60,000 young altar servers in St. Peter’s Square Tuesday.

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​Pope visits elderly woman in Rome

July 31, 2018

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Pope Francis made a surprise trip Saturday to visit an elderly woman in a central district of Rome, drawing attention from local residents as they spotted his blue car.

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Pope Francis: Faith is measured by one’s treatment of the poor

The love with which individuals and communities treat the poor, the weak, and the hungry, is the best measure of faith, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.

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Pope Francis ​to theologians: Spiritual conversion should precede pastoral solutions

July 28, 2018

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On moral, theological issues, conversion of heart – in Greek, metanoia – should take place before the development of pastoral and political solutions, Pope Francis said in a message to Catholic theologians Friday.

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Do you want to grow in love? Keep Jesus close, pope says

July 22, 2018

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A Christian can stay on the right path to Heaven, and grow in love for God and his neighbor, only by keeping close to Christ and his love, Pope Francis said Sunday.

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19th-century Italian teen to be canonized during youth Synod

July 19, 2018

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Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio, who died at the age of 19 from bone cancer, will be declared a saint Oct. 14 during the Synod of Bishops on young people, faith, and vocational discernment, Pope Francis announced Thursday.

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A good Catholic proclaims the Gospel, Pope Francis says

July 15, 2018

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By virtue of their Baptism, every Catholic is called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ – a mission which cannot be separated from the Catholic Church, Pope Francis said Sunday.

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​Pope Francis prays for Japan amid deadly flooding

July 9, 2018

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Pope Francis sent his prayers and condolences to Japan Monday following the death of at least 119 people in some of the worst flooding and landslides the country has seen in decades.

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