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“Gaudete et Exsultate”: Holiness means being loving, not boring, pope says

  VATICAN CITY  -- God calls all Christians to be saints -- not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer...

Pope’s Easter appeal for peace includes special prayers for Syria, Gaza

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In his Easter appeal for peace throughout the world, Pope Francis made special mention of the ongoing "carnage" in...

Christ is victorious over all that divides people, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Easter is a feast that calls Christians to gather together, make a commitment to dialogue and to work for...

‘Cry out,’ pope tells young people at Palm Sunday Mass

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass with thousands of young people, Pope Francis urged them to continue singing and shouting “hosanna”...

U.S. Papal Foundation announces period of reflection, re-evaluation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After disagreement over funding a $25-million-grant request from the Vatican was leaked to the press, the leadership of the U.S.-based...

Five wounds of Christ: Pope urges recovery of traditional devotion

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY  -- Pope Francis seems to be fixated on the wounds of Christ. And he has suggested that other Catholics might...

Altered photo leads to resignation of communications prefect

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- After a very public controversy involving the use of a letter by retired Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis has...

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...

Pope urges Catholics to dialogue with government leaders to help migrants

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Liberating the poor, the oppressed and the persecuted is an integral part of what God wants his church to...

Blessed Pope Paul VI to be canonized at close of synod,...

Catholic News Service ROME   -- Blessed Paul VI will be declared a saint in late October at the end of the Synod of Bishops...

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