Pope’s pro-life challenge: Respect all life, oppose death penalty

ANALYSIS: Pope Francis' recent statement on the death penalty focused less on the government's role and more on the need to defend the dignity of human life.
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‘Share the journey,’ embrace migrants, refugees, pope says

Christ calls believers to welcome migrants and refugees "with arms wide open, ready to give a sincere, affectionate, enveloping embrace," Pope Francis said, launching the "Share the Journey" campaign of Catholic charities around the world.
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Group issues what it calls ‘filial correction’ of pope’s teaching

Several dozen priests, scholars and writers have published what they described as a "filial correction" of some of Pope Francis' teachings about marriage -- particularly about access to the sacraments for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.
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Don’t be embarrassed to talk about sex, youths tell Vatican officials

Young people are urging the Vatican and the bishops themselves to listen to youths talk and ask questions about love, sex and sexuality.
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Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies that divide families and rob young people of a future, Pope Francis said.
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In Cartagena, pope prays for Venezuela, denounces modern slavery

"From this city, the seat of human rights, I call for the cessation of every kind of violence in political life," the pope said.
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Be brave in finding new ways to live, share the faith, pope says

In a city many think of as being synonymous with new directions for the Catholic Church, Pope Francis told Colombian Catholics faith is not measured by how well they follow rules, but by the depth of their prayer life and the degree to which it pushes them to share the Gospel.
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Pope amends church law on Mass translations, highlights bishops’ role

In changes to the Code of Canon Law regarding translations of the Mass and other liturgical texts, Pope Francis highlighted respect for the responsibility of national and regional bishops' conferences.
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Defend life, equality, unity, pope tells Colombians

Consolidating peace in Colombia will mean overcoming "the darkness" of inequality and a lack of respect for human life, Pope Francis said.
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Theologians in Italy studying development of ‘Humanae Vitae’

Four theologians specializing in marriage and family life are studying Vatican archival material with a view of telling the whole story of how and why Blessed Paul VI wrote his encyclical "Humanae Vitae" on married love.
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Pope names archbishop to succeed Cardinal Muller at doctrine office

Promoting the secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the office of prefect, Pope Francis chose not to ask German Cardinal Gerhard Muller to serve a second five-year term in the post.
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Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in Australia

Proclaiming his innocence after being charged with sexual abuse, Australian Cardinal George Pell said, "I'm looking forward finally to having my day in court."
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