Pope Francis

Thumbnail pope francis 6 greets the chiapas community at san cristbal de las casas on feb 15 2016 credit losservatore romano cna 2 15 16 10 things you may have missed from the Pope's visit to Chiapas

On Feb. 15, Pope Francis visited Chiapas State in southeast Mexico. Spending the day in San Cristóbal de las Casas and Tuxtla Gutiérrez, he showed...

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Thumbnail carmelite sisters in birmingham credit catholicrelicscouk via flickr  cc by nc sa 20  cna 500 years after birth, witness of St. Teresa of Avila remains strong, says Pope

On the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avila's birth, Pope Francis praised the Spanish mystic and reformer for her witness of self-gift to God,...

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As I finish this column, I am in El Paso, Texas. Later today, I will cross the border with my brother bishops from the United States and join the...

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Thumbnail pope francis blesses a traveling image after the general audience in st peters square dec 2 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 12 2 15 A car chapel? It's a real thing and Pope Francis blessed one

A Marian chapel built into a car – called an “Autocappella” – received a blessing from Pope Francis yesterday just before the Wednesday general...

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Thumbnail risen official poster credit   2016 sony pictures digital productions inc cna 2 10 16 A chat with Joseph Fiennes – star of historical thriller 'Risen'

The lead actor of “Risen,” a film told through the eyes of a Roman soldier who is forced to confront the resurrection of Christ, calls it a story...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims during the wednesday general audience on april 23 2014 credit kyle burkhart cna 3 cna 4 23 14 1 A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

Pope Francis reflected in his daily Mass on how the apostles evangelized by first telling the history of God’s people, explaining that it’s...

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Thumbnail sunset mosque credit matthias rhomberg via flickr cc by 20 cna A dark, tense history: behind Turkey's protest of the Holy See

Pope Francis' comments on the extermination of Armenian Christians in early 20th century Turkey prompted a strongly worded criticism from the...

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Thumbnail albanian priest A delayed desire: Albanian priest waited decades for ordination

An Albanian Catholic priest shared his story of encountering persecution for his faith by the country's repressive state atheism, noting how he...

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Thumbnail christmas in rome credit kyle burkhart cna cna 12 20 13 Advent meditations for pope delve into meaning of peace

Papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave his first advent homily to Pope Francis, touching on the biblical meaning of the word peace – both...

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Thumbnail robert spaemann vor dem obelisken vor santa maria sopra minerva 1461829743 A follow-up from Robert Spaemann on Amoris Laetitia

In April, Robert Spaemann, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Munich, attracted significant attention for an interview with...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims before the general audience in the vaticans paul vi hall aug 19 2015 credit losservatore romano cna Africa abuzz ahead of Pope’s visit, Ugandan archbishop says

As his country gets ready to receive their spiritual ‘grandfather,’ Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Uganda said Pope Francis’ coming visit...

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Thumbnail opening mass for the assembly of synod of the bishops on the family 8 oct 2015 credit  mazur catholicnewsorguk cna 10 5 15 African bishops throw swift punch at 'ideological colonization'

Heavy criticism of the West imposing secular values on Africa in exchange for aid emerged as a theme from the continent's bishops, as the Vatican's...

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Thumbnail pope homily After brutal persecution, Albania 'reopened' to missionary zeal

During Mass at Mother Teresa square as part of his one-day trip to Albania, Pope Francis recalled the country's vicious history of anti-religious...

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Thumbnail pope francis at the vatican april 3 2014 credit daniel ibez cna After Istanbul attack, Pope prays for those who fight 'bloody stain' of terrorism

Vatican City, Jan 1, 2017 / 07:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the first day of the new year and the 50th World Day of Peace, Pope Francis condemned a...

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Thumbnail pope francis with a statue of mary and baby jesus in st peters square during the general audience on sept 9 2015 credit losservatore romano cna After Krakow, Mary at heart of next World Youth Day gathering

Vatican City, Nov 22, 2016 / 07:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday the Vatican announced the themes for the next three World Youth Day encounters,...

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Thumbnail pope francis arrives in philadelphia greeted by archbishop chaput on september 26 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 9 29 15 After the Pope's visit – an exclusive interview with Archbishop Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia hosted Pope Francis in his highly-anticipated first visit to the United States. As the dust settled after...

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Thumbnail mama irene cna size A goodbye to 'Mama Irene,' the woman who adopted 58 kids

Irene Bertoni was 18 years-old during World War II. And it was at this tumultuous time that she discovered God's vocational call for her to be a...

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Thumbnail damasdeblanco flickrdumplifemihairomanciuccc by nc 20 190515 Ahead of papal visit, Cuba's Women in White fear government crackdown

The leader of a human rights group is concerned that the Cuban government will repeat its 2012 crackdown on opposition activists when Pope Francis...

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