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In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections
Apr 26 2017
While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future.

Pope to Egyptians: Let papal visit be sign of friendship, peace
Apr 25 2017
“I hope that this visit will be an embrace of consolation and of encouragement to all Christians in the Middle East,” the pope said.

Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs, calls for witnesses of God’s love
Apr 24 2017
“So many Christian communities are the object of persecution today! Why? Because of the hatred of the spirit of this world,” the pope said.

‘Sister Listeners’ help Rwandans move beyond genocide
Apr 21 2017
“There are many problems in Rwanda, and many people have mental problems because of the genocide,” Sister Nyirabaganwa said.

Persecuted Christians often choose strategy of survival, says study
Apr 21 2017
The study found that Christian responses to persecution were almost always nonviolent and rarely involved acts of terrorism.

Vatican says it would welcome visit by Trump
Apr 20 2017
If U.S. President Donald Trump requests a meeting with Pope Francis in May, the Vatican will try to make it work, a top Vatican official said.

Faithful stream to Fatima for centennial of apparitions
Apr 19 2017
An “ordinary consistory” of cardinals present in Rome was scheduled for April 20, at which the canonizations of Francisco and Jacinta are expected to be approved.

Georgetown University, Jesuits apologize for roles in sale of slaves
Apr 19 2017
Georgetown University and the Society of Jesus' Maryland province apologized for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals.

Pope Benedict celebrates birthday with Bavarian guests, beer, pretzels
Apr 18 2017
A bit of Bavaria, including German beer and pretzels, came to the Vatican to help celebrate retired Pope Benedict XVI’s 90th birthday.

Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says
Apr 16 2017
Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon his shoulders "our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms," Pope Francis said.