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Pope Francis apologizes, says he underestimated crisis in Chile

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In a letter to the bishops of Chile, Pope Francis apologized for underestimating the seriousness of the sexual abuse...

‘Go in peace’ means go without gossip, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The final words at Mass -- "Go in peace" -- are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God's blessings...

Pope, Martin Luther King share common dream, Vatican official says

Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a dignified life for all men and women regardless of color...

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...

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