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Young Ohio boy's wish to meet Pope Francis comes true

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- While many people hope to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis and greet him, 12-year-old Peter Lombardi got something...

Retired pope says criticism of Pope Francis is 'foolish prejudice'

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' election, retired Pope Benedict XVI defended the continuity of...

Pope Francis: Don't hold grudges; forgiveness comes from forgiving others

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Christians must let go of resentments and forgive those who have wronged them so that they may experience God's...

Broader representation of women in church is a process, cardinal says

Catholic News Service ROME -- The fuller participation of women in decision-making in the Catholic Church is a continuing process that still needs time, Cardinal...

Pope apologizes to sex abuse victims, defends accused Chilean bishop

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PERU -- Pope Francis apologized to victims of clergy sex abuse, saying he unknowingly wounded them by...

Pope praises ‘Land of Dreams’ at final Mass in Chile

IQUIQUE, Chile -- Christians must be aware of the injustices and exploitation suffered by migrants and those seeking a better life for themselves and...

Pope officiates at impromptu wedding aboard flight in Chile

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO IQUIQUE, Chile -- Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony...

Pope to Mapuche: No culture better than another

Catholic News Service TEMUCO, Chile -- Celebrating Mass in a land steeped in indigenous history and culture, Pope Francis said the greatest threat facing humanity...

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...

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