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Five years a pope: Francis' focus has been on outreach

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY   -- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope just a few days after telling the College of Cardinals that...

Argentina airspace is closest pope has come to homecoming

MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- The papal flight to Chile lasted about 15 hours and flew over the Pope Francis' native Argentina, where many in...

For ‘Mercy Friday’ initiative, pope visits young addicts at drug rehab...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In the second of his “Mercy Friday” gestures, Pope Francis spent two hours with a group of young adults...

In politically polarized Argentina, some worry about new president

Catholic News Service BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — In a sprawling working class parish founded by Jesuit Father Jorge Bergoglio long before he became archbishop of...

‘I became a priest to be with people’ — Pope Francis...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said he wants to be remembered as “a good person who tried to do good. I cannot...

Argentine World Cup fans adopt a papal mascot

Argentina fans wear masks of Pope Francis as they arrive for a fan fest in Rio de Janeiro July 9. Argentina plays Germany for...

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...

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