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Pope asks Our Lady of Charity to help suffering Cubans

EL COBRE, Cuba — Entrusting people to Mary's maternal care is a normal Catholic practice, but when Pope Benedict XVI prayed that Our Lady...

Pope recognizes Cubans’ struggles, calls freedom a necessity

Catholic News Service SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba — Celebrating an outdoor Mass on his first day in Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged the struggles of...

Pope calls for complete religious freedom in Cuba

Catholic News Service HAVANA — Preaching at Mass in Havana’s Revolution Square, location of the headquarters of Cuba's Communist Party, Pope Benedict XVI called for...

Pope thanks Latin American bishops

Catholic News Service LEON, Mexico — Pope Benedict XVI thanked Latin America's bishops for their hard work in a troubled region and urged them to...

Confession builds hope and holiness, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Confession can help Catholics build lives filled with hope and holiness, which are needed for effective evangelization, Pope Benedict...

Permissive sexual attitudes weaken society, pope tells U.S. bishops

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Permissive attitudes toward sex, cohabitation before marriage and acceptance of same-sex marriage can damage individuals and are harmful for...

Faith is light at end of life’s struggles, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When life feels like a dark and silent tunnel, faith gives a Christian light and music, Pope Benedict XVI...

Pope warns infertility specialists against profit motive

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — An almost exclusive reliance on technology and a focus on financial profit seem to dominate the field of medical...

Nuncio tells Irish the Pope is scandalized by abuse scandals

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Pope Benedict XVI is acutely aware that recent years have been tough for Irish Catholics as a result of the...

Pope calls for governments to help families

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI called on governments and communities to help large families, saying children represent hope and the well-being...

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