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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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Pope to Chilean clergy: Sexual abuse a ‘great and painful evil’

The Holy Father recognized the efforts of the country's priests and religious to respond to sexual abuse claims and he said he knew sometimes innocent priests and men and women religious are viewed with suspicion.
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‘No one can replace a mother,’ Chilean inmate tells Pope Francis

When mothers are in prison, "children are the ones who suffer the most," a female inmate at San Joaquin Women's Prison told Pope Francis Jan. 16.
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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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‘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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Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said.
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Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

The group can expect to face legal action and even expulsion from the church if it fails to change its policy.
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