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Rome official: Retired pope to attend canonizations; spokesman cautious
Apr 23 2014
Retired Pope Benedict XVI is expected to attend the canonization of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II April 27.

The risen Jesus, not money or power, is the source of life, pope says
Apr 23 2014
Too often people are fixated on material things, money, power or status, Pope Francis said.

Sudan: 'The place where God weeps'
Apr 23 2014
South Sudan's civil war has taken a brutal turn, despite appeals from the country's church leaders to stop the violence.

Easter proclaims that love gives life, pope says; share it with others
Apr 21 2014
Before giving his Easter blessing to Rome and the world, Pope Francis encouraged others to participate in acts of caring and sharing.

Easter should last all week, including in your Bible reading, pope says
Apr 21 2014
On Easter Monday, the pope encouraged Catholics to pick up the Gospels, find the chapters about the Resurrection and read them.

Jesus wants everyone to serve others with love, pope says
Apr 17 2014
Pope: In the humble act of washing his disciples’ feet, Jesus is showing all Christians how he wants them to serve others with love.

Prayer, wreath-laying mark first anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing
Apr 17 2014
Prayer and a simple wreath-laying ceremony took place at the two sites where their loved ones lost their lives and scores were injured.

Pope to priests: Look for the exit, go out into world, serve with love
Apr 17 2014
In a lengthier than usual homily, Pope Francis focused on the meaning of being anointed through ordination.

Imitate Jesus’ humility, thank him for it during Holy Week, pope says
Apr 16 2014
Jesus’ resurrection “isn’t the happy ending of a beautiful fairytale, it isn’t the happy ending of a film,” the pope said.

Killings at Jewish community center mourned; Catholic woman among dead
Apr 15 2014
Outpourings of grief and support came in response to the murder of three people at two Jewish-run facilities in Kansas.