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Being Christian means being missionary, pope says

"I exhort everyone to live the joy of mission by witnessing to the Gospel in the areas where they live and work," Pope Francis said.
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In letter to Cardinal Sarah, pope clarifies new translation norms

The pope said the Vatican is called to recognize the bishops' authority and expertise to translate texts into their local languages.
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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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Pope: If world insists on success, then make life more just, humane

Pope called to promote and defend more fairness and to manage the world's resources adequately and justly.
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‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

Seeing, understanding and engaging with people's real lives does not "bastardize" theology, rather it is what is needed to guide people toward God, Pope Francis told Jesuits in Colombia.
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Worst sin is doubting God waits for all sinners to convert, pope says

The worst sin of all is not trusting in God's infinite love and not believing that God is always waiting for his sinning children to return to him, Pope Francis said.
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Pope says church was late fighting abuse, promises ‘zero tolerance’

Pope Francis has endorsed an approach of "zero tolerance" toward all members of the church guilty of sexually abusing minors or vulnerable adults.
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Vatican reform process ‘nearly complete,’ C9 member says

Pope Francis' international Council of Cardinals —the so-called C9 — is nearly done with its work of advising the pope on a major reform of the Vatican bureaucracy
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Freed Indian Salesian meets Pope Francis

Father Uzhunnalil was kidnapped March 4, 2016, from a home for the aged and disabled run by the Missionaries of Charity in Aden, Yemen.
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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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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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