Pope picked fellow ‘street priest’ when he named his almoner a cardinal

By elevating him to the College of Cardinals June 28, the pope is elevating the office of papal almoner, the 54-year-old liturgist told Vatican News May 20.
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Holy Spirit offers gifts that should be cherished, pope says

Pope Francis asked Catholics to recognize and be thankful for the undeserved gift of the Holy Spirit they received with the sacrament of confirmation.
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Abuse survivor says pope told him God loves him the way he is

An abuse survivor, who had been disparaged for being a homosexual, said that Pope Francis told him that God made him that way and loved him for who he was.
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Paul VI accused Archbishop Lefebvre of acting like an ‘antipope’

Confronting a rebel archbishop's accusations and acts of defiance was the heaviest cross Blessed Paul VI had to bear in his pontificate, said a new book based on never-before published notes and documents.
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Vatican issues new rules for communities of contemplative nuns

The Vatican released an instruction with new norms for contemplative orders of nuns, encouraging cooperation among their monasteries and outlining procedures for communities left with only a few members.
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Pope’s Lamborghini fetches nearly $1 million for charity at auction

A custom-built 2018 Lamborghini Huracan coupe autographed by Pope Francis raised nearly $1 million at a Sotheby's auction May 12 in Monaco.
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Jesus in heaven invites all Christians to share his good news, pope says

As they journey through life, Christians must look for Christ, especially among the poor, and give concrete signs of hope to others, Pope Francis said.
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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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