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March 13, 2013, to March 13, 2014: For Pope Francis, a...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — As leader of the universal church, a pope must direct his ministry in both of the ways traditionally described...

‘Here we are’ — Francis’ top 10 quotes from his first...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In his formal documents, many speeches and unscripted morning homilies the past year, Pope Francis has given the church...

March 13, 2013

On March 13, 2013, at 8:12 p.m. Rome time, French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the senior cardinal in the order of deacons, appeared on the...

U.S. bishops say Pope Francis has ‘added new life’ to the...

WASHINGTON — In his first year as the 265th successor of Peter, Pope Francis “has brought to light new dimensions of the Petrine ministry...

Pope Francis will visit South Korea this summer

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will travel to South Korea in August for Asian Youth Day and to preside over the beatification...

Don’t debate Satan, pope says, quote Scripture instead

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When temptation comes your way, don't try to dialogue or argue with the devil, Pope Francis said, but seek...

Pope Francis defines ‘true fasting’ on this first Friday of Lent

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis criticized those who practice fasting as a mere ritual, rather than as a sacrifice representative of a...

Pope shares anecdotes, talks to priests about mercy, hearing confession

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Because his cassock doesn't have a breast pocket, Pope Francis said he wears a cloth pouch under his white...

Research report: Pope’s popularity hasn’t boosted church attendance

Catholic News Service Pope Francis’ popularity began immediately after his March 13, 2013, election when he walked onto the balcony and humbly greeted the crowd...

Use Lent to snap out of apathy to sin, poverty, indifference...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Lent is a time to shed lazy, un-Christian habits and snap out of one’s apathy toward people harmed by...

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