Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

Begging Pope Francis to help his son, Alfie, Tom Evans met with the pontiff, pleading for "asylum" in Italy so his seriously ill son may receive care and not be euthanized in England.
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Pope, Christian leaders condemn use of violence against Syria

The pope's appeal came after the United States, France and the United Kingdom launched missiles on Syria April 13, targeting sites intended to weaken the nation's chemical weapons capability.
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With new document, pope shows holiness is for everyone, speakers say

Pope Francis is reminding Christians that the desired goal of their journey is true life, joy, meaning and fullness found in Jesus with the help of divine grace and the action of the Holy Spirit received in baptism.
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U.S. seminarian who carried cross at pope’s Easter Mass dies in Rome

The U.S. seminarian, who was a third-year theology student at Rome's Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University, was scheduled to be ordained a deacon July 7 in Houston.
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Pope: Jesus’ church offers truth, comfort despite efforts to discredit it

Leading a prayer to God for the grace to feel ashamed and repentant for so many sins in the world, Pope Francis highlighted the hope that always comes from Jesus.
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Pope confirms plans to attend World Meeting of Families in Dublin

Receiving a delegation from Ireland and blessing an icon of the Holy Family, Pope Francis confirmed his intention to visit Dublin for the final days of the World Meeting of Families.
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Vatican tribunal finds Archbishop Apuron of Guam guilty of abuse

Archbishop Apuron had been accused of sexually abusing several boys in the 1970s. He continually has denied the abuse allegations.
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Confessors should seek to bring penitents closer to Jesus, pope says

The pope spoke to hundreds of confessors and other participants attending an annual course on the sacrament of reconciliation
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Church leaders praise Hawking for contribution to science, dialogue

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who said he did not believe in God, was still an esteemed member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and fostered a fruitful dialogue between science and faith.
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Wonder and wit: Five years of Pope Francis’ unique turns of phrase

A native-Spanish speaker who grew up with Italian-speaking relatives in Argentina, Pope Francis has a striking way with words.
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Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood

Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonizations of Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero.
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Nuns’ spirit of service can lead to abuses, Vatican magazine says

Misunderstanding the generous service and obedience of women religious leads to their being exploited and underappreciated, according to an investigative report in a Vatican magazine.
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