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Nations are built by migrants, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Countries do not develop by themselves; they are built by migrants, Pope Francis said. And migrants often choose to travel to a...

Pope calls deadly attack on synagogue an inhumane act of violence

VATICAN CITY —  Pope Francis prayed for those affected by a deadly attack inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, calling it an act of inhumane violence. "We...

Pope: Tolerating each other’s flaws fights devil’s attempts to divide

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Humility, kindness and generosity are needed to create peace in the world, starting in one's own family, Pope Francis said. "To...

Bishops, young people walk to St. Peter’s on pilgrimage of faith

VATICAN CITY — Following the Francigena Way, an ancient pilgrims’ path, a group of about 300 synod participants and young people from Rome parishes...

Pope calls for new alliance between young, old to change the...

VATICAN CITY — With the launch of a new book, Pope Francis is calling for a new alliance — between young and old —...

Harsh rhetoric, policies in U.S. cause migrants more pain, observer says

VATICAN CITY -- One U.S. observer warned Pope Francis and the Synod of Bishops that the current immigration system in the United States "blatantly...

Some married men would answer a call to priesthood, bishop says

VATICAN CITY — Speaking to the Synod of Bishops on behalf of Belgium’s bishops’ conference, a bishop said he was sure some young married...

Open skies: Vatican Observatory preparing public stargazing tour

VATICAN CITY — When people ask why the Vatican has an observatory, one Jesuit priest says it’s because it cannot afford a particle accelerator. The...

In letters to German cardinal, retired pope defends way he stepped...

VATICAN CITY — Retired Pope Benedict XVI expressed his displeasure with the way a German cardinal publicly criticized his stepping down as pontiff, and...

The meaning of life is love, pope says

VATICAN CITY  -- Today, more than ever, the world needs a revolution of tenderness, Pope Francis said. "Far from being reduced to sentimentalism, tenderness is...

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