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Sea of humanity greets pope at Mass in Santiago

Catholic News Service SANTIAGO, Chile -- The beatitudes are not cheap words for those who think they know it all yet do not commit to...

Pope seeks forgiveness in Chile for ‘irreparable damage’

SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) -- Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests. Addressing government...

Pope praises Peru, Chile for serving those ‘discarded by society’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Less than a week before embarking on a seven-day visit to South America, Pope Francis said he would go...

Be joyful and express your happiness, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christians have good reason to be joyful and should let it shine in their faces rather than sport sad, pessimistic...

Pope, Jordan’s king discuss Jerusalem in Vatican meeting

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis met with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Vatican, two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to...

Pope celebrates birthday with children, 13-foot long pizza

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Celebrating his 81st birthday, Pope Francis blew out the candles on a 13-foot long pizza after being serenaded with song...

Reaction to Jerusalem decision requires ‘wisdom and prudence,’ Vatican says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Following days of violence and backlash after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,...

Pope speaks out as Trump announces U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Following reports that U.S. President Donald Trump planned to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis expressed his...

Papal message: ‘Vocation is today! The Christian mission is now!’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Men and women contemplating a vocation to the priesthood, consecrated life or marriage should not be afraid because God wants...

Pope, conference of bishops president pray for Egyptian attack victims

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayer for the victims of a bombing at a mosque in Egypt's northern Sinai region. Addressing...

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