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  • Pope says persecution is the risk of being a missionary

    Pope says persecution is the risk of being a missionary

    Speaking to the thousands gathered in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square for the weekly Angelus prayer, Pope Francis denounced that Christians are also being persecuted amidst “seemingly peaceful contexts.” He also hailed a Lithuanian martyr beatified Sunday as a “strenuous defender of the faith.”

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  • Dare to call God ‘Father,’ Pope Francis says at audience

    Dare to call God ‘Father,’ Pope Francis says at audience

    “Calling God by the name “Father” is not something that can be taken for granted,” Pope Francis said during his general audience. “We are tempted to use the highest titles, that are respectful of his transcendence. But calling him “Father” puts us in confidence with Him, like a child talking to his dad, knowing that he is loved and cared for by him.”

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  • Pope to Catholics: Get out, spread faith, help cholesterol

    Pope to Catholics: Get out, spread faith, help cholesterol

    After having just returned from a whirlwind trip to Egypt, Pope Francis lightened the mood a bit in his regular Sunday address in St. Peters’s Square when he advised people to go out to people instead of staying in an armchair. He also talked about the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.

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  • Be men and women of life, Pope Francis says Easter Monday

    Be men and women of life, Pope Francis says Easter Monday

    Pope Francis on Easter Monday said we are called to show solidarity, welcoming, and peace to people “in the midst of events that afflict the world – there are many today – in the midst of worldliness that is distant from God.” The pope also called on the Virgin Mary to intercede “in a particular way for the Christian communities persecuted and oppressed as they are today, in many parts of the world, called to a difficult and courageous witness.”

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  • Pope prays for Peru, hails beatification of anti-Nazi hero

    Pope prays for Peru, hails beatification of anti-Nazi hero

    In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis prayed for Peruvians afflicted by devastating floods that have struck the Latin American country, and also remembered an Italian layman beatified on Saturday who refused to swear loyalty to Adolph Hitler.

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  • Pope prays for all mistreated youths after Guatemala blaze

    Pope prays for all mistreated youths after Guatemala blaze

    Pope Francis often uses his regularly scheduled appearances, as in his Sunday addresses to the crowds in St. Peter’s Square, as opportunities for highlighting terrible things going on around the world. Today was no different when he offered prayers for victims of a fire in Guatemala who were also young victims of violence and exploitation.

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