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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...

Christmas lights reflect truth that Christ is light of world, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The lights glowing on the Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square, like Christmas lights everywhere, are reminders that Jesus...

Morning homily: Constant criticism of preachers is usually sign of fear,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Christians who find something to criticize in every preacher they ever hear are not simply fussy, Pope Francis said,...

Moneyval and the Vatican: Experts praise new laws, but want inspection...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — European experts on preventing financial crimes praised a series of new Vatican laws and procedures but urged the Vatican...

Morning homily: Be silent, to hear God’s love and tenderness, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — If silence is not one of the sounds associated with Christmas preparations, chances are people will miss an experience...

Pope asks people of Americas to embrace poor, immigrants, unborn as...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis prayed that Catholics throughout the Americas would open their arms to the poor, to immigrants, to the...

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