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Pope visits towns in central Italy devastated by earthquake
Oct 04 2016
Pope Francis quietly prayed and offered words of consolation to survivors and those assisting in relief efforts after the devastating earthquake in Amatrice.

When political choice is tough, pray and vote your conscience, pope says
Oct 03 2016
Catholics facing difficult political choices must study the issues, pray about the election and then vote according to their consciences, Pope Francis said.

Gay, transgender people deserve pastoral care, pope says
Oct 03 2016
Catholics who are homosexual, transgender or confused about their sexuality deserve the same attentive pastoral care as anyone else, Pope Francis said.

Tolerance is good for society, the soul, pope says at Azerbaijani mosque
Oct 02 2016
Pope Francis told the leaders of Azerbaijan religious communities that they share a responsibility to help people grow in faith and tolerance.

Pope pleas on behalf of civilians in Aleppo as bombing intensifies
Sep 29 2016
Pope Francis made a forceful appeal for assistance for the thousands of innocent civilians trapped in Aleppo.

Fight hatred with love, respect for others, pope tells Nice survivors
Sep 26 2016
Survivors and family members of the victims of the July terrorist attacks in Nice met Pope Francis during a special audience at the Vatican.

Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles
Sep 23 2016
Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints’ Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.

Scholars reaffirm Catholic teaching against artificial birth control
Sep 21 2016
A statement also said that to live out “God’s design for married love,” husbands and wives need “moral family planning methods.

Christians aren't greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says
Sep 21 2016
God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said.

Pope, Christian leaders pray for peace, victims of war
Sep 20 2016
Jesus' cry of thirst on the cross is heard today in the cries of innocent victims of war in the world, Pope Francis said.