Pope Francis

Without a doubt: Pope shares his thinking on key synod themes

As the Synod of Bishops on "young people, the faith and vocational discernment" was continuing at the Vatican, the pope tackled some of the synod's key questions when he met Oct. 13 with seminarians from the Lombardy region of northern Italy.
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Vigano, spokesmen dispute facts of contested pope meeting in Washington

Days after he called on Pope Francis to resign for allegedly ignoring sanctions placed on then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano provided his version of a meeting that, in the minds of many, changed the overall narrative of Pope Francis' visit to the United States in 2015.
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Pope: Aborting children with birth defects is like Nazi eugenics program

Children are God's greatest gift and should be welcomed "as they come, as God sends them, as God allows, even if at times they are sick," the pope said.
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Migration is about people, not numbers, pope says

At the Holy See-Mexico Conference on International Migration at the Casina Pio IV, the pope said international cooperation is needed "at every stage of migration."
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Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

An insight into the personality, thinking and global influence of the first pontiff in the long history of the church. A work of high quality that can be recommended for a wide range of age groups.
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Don’t be ‘couch potatoes,’ get up and evangelize, pope says

"This is how the Lord evangelizes, this is how the Lord proclaims, this is how the Lord wants us to evangelize," the pope said.
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‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

"How beautiful to hear a son say of his father, 'He was good,'" the pope told the children during a visit to St. Paul of the Cross parish April 15.
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Repentant sinners need merciful confessors, not inquisitors, pope says

Pope Francis told 550 priests he designated as "missionaries of mercy" that being merciful in the confessional helps penitents return to God without fear, even if they repeatedly stumble or slip.
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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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Catholic faithful must object if pope misuses authority, cardinal says

U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke to several hundred Catholics concerned about what they see as growing confusion in the Catholic Church, particularly because of the way Pope Francis opened the possibility for some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion.
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Five years a pope: Francis’ focus has been on outreach

After the cardinal from Argentina, was elected March 13, 2013, and chose the name Francis, he made "go out," "periphery" and "throwaway culture" standard phrases in the papal vocabulary.
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‘Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History,’ March 11, CNN

Narrated by popular actor Liam Neeson, the series debuts Sunday, March 11, 10-11 p.m. EDT
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