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Pope asks prayers after great nephews, their mother die in car crash

Pope asks prayers after great nephews, their mother die in car crash

VATICA, August 19, 2014 (CNS) — Pope Francis asked people to join him in prayer Aug. 19 after he learned that two of his little great nephews and their mother had died in a car crash in Argentina and his nephew was in critical condition. The dead were identified as the wife and two young [...]

Only a joyful witness will attract, Pope tells religious

KKOTTONGNAE, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014–Addressing the religious communities of Korea, Pope Francis urged a deep reliance on the mercy of God and a focus on community life in transmitting the joy of the Gospel to the world. “Only if our witness is joyful will we attract men and women to Christ,” the Holy Father [...]

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SEOUL, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014–A deep understanding of our identity as Christians is needed to combat the modern tendency to reduce the faith to superficiality, Pope Francis told 68 bishops from 35 countries gathered during his trip to South Korea. “Without a grounding in Christ, the truths by which we live our lives can [...]

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DAEJEON, South Korea, Aug 15, 2014–In an Aug. 15 meeting with Asian youth, Pope Francis emphasized the need to respond joyfully to God’s call in order to carry the hope of Christ to a world that desperately needs it. “Dear young friends, in this generation the Lord is counting on you!” he told throngs of [...]

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Pope to boost booming Asia Church with South Korea visit

VATICAN CITY, Aug 12, 2014–Pope Francis travels to South Korea this week with a message of peace for the divided peninsula on his first papal visit to Asia, where the Catholic Church is undergoing dramatic growth. The 77-year-old will fly into Seoul on Wednesday in a trip also aimed at making up for his predecessor [...]

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VATICAN CITY, Aug 12, 2014–The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue deplores in no uncertain terms the acts of violence by the militants of the Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria. The Vatican body calls on the members of all religions and on the international community to join in the condemnation. It also [...]

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VATICAN CITY, Aug 12, 2014–The Vatican called on Muslim leaders to condemn the “barbarity” and “unspeakable criminal acts” of Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying a failure to do so would jeopardize the future of interreligious dialogue. “The plight of Christians, Yezidis and other religious and ethnic communities that are numeric minorities in Iraq demands [...]

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Pope appeals for peace in Iraq, Gaza during Sunday angelus

VATICAN CITY, August 10, 2014–After leading faithful in the Marian prayer, Pope Francis again urged prayers and international help for the current conflict in Iraq and Gaza, revealing that his personal envoy to Iraq will leave Monday. “Dear brothers and sisters: The news reports coming from Iraq leave us in dismay and disbelief: thousands of [...]

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VATICAN CITY, August 9, 2014–Pope Francis’ appointment Friday of a special envoy to Iraq demonstrates his desire that diplomacy have an impact for the persecuted minorities, particularly Christians, suffering as a result of the establishment of the Islamic State. The Vatican announced Aug. 8 that Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization [...]

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Congregation for religious issues guidelines for financial management

VATICAN CITY, Aug 7, 2014–The Vatican’s congregation for religious has released guidelines on the management of congregations, requiring them to adapt to international financial reporting standards and to verify that their financial operations align with their charisma. The guidelines are contained in an Aug. 2 circular letter, released Tuesday, signed by the prefect and the [...]

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ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 6, 2014–In a message delivered to the Knights of Columbus’ international convention, Pope Francis thanked the Catholic fraternal organization for their charitable activity, as well as for their defense of religious freedom. “The fraternal spirit inculcated by Fr. Michael McGivney and the first Knights of Columbus continues to be fruitful in the [...]

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SEOUL, South Korea, Aug 5, 2014–The organizing committee of Pope Francis’ trip to South Korea next week have revealed that he will meet with survivors of the April 16 ferry disaster, as well as relatives of those who died. “During a Mass in Daejeon, Pope Francis will meet with the survivors of the Sewol ferry [...]

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VATICAN CITY, Aug 5, 2014–Pope Francis on Tuesday met with more than 50,000 altar servers on an annual pilgrimage to Rome from Germany, urging them to bring Jesus to the world, especially those outside the Church. “You are called to speak of Jesus to your contemporaries, not only those within your parishes or associations, but [...]

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Pope Francis calls Spanish convent for the second time

VATICAN, Auguts 4, 2014 (CNA).- Calling a Carmelite convent in Lucena, Spain, for the second time since December, Pope Francis contacted the nuns asking them to give his affection and blessing to all the people in their town. According to COPE, a Spanish radio network that is partially owned by Spain’s Episcopal Conference, Pope Francis [...]

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VATICAN, August 4, 2014 (CNS) — Pope Francis has lifted the suspension of Maryknoll Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, who was ordered 29 years ago to stop exercising his priestly ministry because he refused to give up his political position in Nicaragua’s Sandinista government. The pope made his decision after Father D’Escoto, 81, formally requested permission [...]

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Provide for the needs of the poor, Pope exhorts

VATICAN, August 3, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- At Sunday’s Angelus address at the Vatican, Pope Francis called on those receiving his message to care first for the poor, before concerning themselves with their own wants and needs. “Jesus teaches us to put the needs of the poor ahead of our own,” he said Aug. 3 at [...]

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