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Pope’s morning homily: If you can cheer for a sports team,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Prayers of praise for God aren't just for charismatics, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. "We find it easy...

Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, bishops offer to mediate

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — As protests against the Ukrainian president spread to cities across the country, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the...

Obama will visit Pope Francis in March

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican March 27, the White House announced and...

Argentine rabbi says his friend, the pope, will face challenges in...

Catholic News Service ROME — A rabbi who has known Pope Francis for almost 20 years and counts him as a close personal friend said...

Morning homily: Preaching authority comes from loving like Jesus did, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The authority of Jesus’ teaching seemed new to the people of his day, not because of its content, but...

Francis supports efforts to help parents of disabled

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Meeting a leading Italian campaigner for the rights of people with disabilities, Pope Francis promised to encourage greater support...

Christmas is time to feel God’s closeness, experience peace, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Celebrating the first Christmas since his election, Pope Francis preached the goodness and tenderness of God, and prayed that...

Pope pays pre-Christmas visit to Rome’s children’s hospital

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — With lots of kisses, but very few words, Pope Francis spent more than two-and-a-half hours visiting sick children, their...

Jerusalem church leader says pope will visit in May

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Latin-rite Patriarch Faoud Twal of Jerusalem told reporters he expected to host Pope Francis on a visit to the...

Pope reconfirms Canadian cardinal to lead bishops’ congregation

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Nine months after his election, Pope Francis has reconfirmed Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet as prefect of the Congregation for...

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