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Pope says marriage annulment process should be free

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Addressing the Vatican tribunal primarily responsible for hearing requests for marriage annulments, Pope Francis said all annulment processes...

Pope Francis discusses U.S. visit, urges Catholics to practice responsible parenthood

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis said his September trip to the U.S. will take him to Philadelphia,...

Pope, at Mass with millions, tells Filipinos to protect the family

Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis told a crowd of an estimated 6 million gathered in a Manila park to protect the family...

Pope Francis tells survivors of typhoon they are not alone

Catholic News Service TACLOBAN, Philippines — Fourteen months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated much of the central Philippines, Pope Francis braved a tropical storm to encourage...

Pope, in Philippines, says redefining marriage threatens family

Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines — Appealing to the traditional values of Filipino Catholic families, Pope Francis made one of his strongest calls as pope...

Pope says respect for religion should limit freedom of expression

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM COLOMBO, Sri Lanka —Commenting on recent killings by Islamist terrorists at a Paris newspaper, Pope Francis condemned...

At Marian shrine, pope tells Sri Lankans reconciliation requires repentance

Catholic News Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Pope Francis told Sri Lankans seeking reconciliation after two-and-a-half decades of civil war that, before they can forgive...

Pope Francis proclaims Sri Lanka’s first saint, right to religious freedom

Catholic News Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Canonizing Sri Lanka’s first saint, who ministered to Catholics under persecution three centuries earlier, Pope Francis proclaimed what...

Pope Francis to Sri Lankans: Reconciliation means dialogue, ‘pursuit of truth’

Catholic News Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Arriving in Sri Lanka, a country recovering from two-and-a-half decades of ethnic and religious civil war, Pope Francis...

Pope names 15 new cardinals, most from global south

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Underscoring the geographical diversity of his selections, Pope Francis named 15 cardinal electors “from 14 nations of every continent,...

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