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  • Pope Francis prays for an end to ‘inhuman violence’ of terrorism

    Pope Francis prays for an end to ‘inhuman violence’ of terrorism

    Pope Francis on Sunday prayed that God will liberate the world from the “inhuman violence” of terrorism, in the wake of incidents over the past week in Burkina Faso, Barcelona and Finland that left a total of 34 people dead. The pontiff has long condemned terrorism, especially when it’s religiously-inspired, insisting that it’s “blasphemy” to kill in the name of God.

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  • Assumption, Pope Francis: Mary is a symbol of how God works with the ‘little ones’, the poor

    Assumption, Pope Francis: Mary is a symbol of how God works with the ‘little ones’, the poor

    The joy that Mary brings while carrying Jesus is expressed in the Magnificat, Pope Francis told faithful gathered in St. Peter’s square on the feast of the Assumption, which “praises the loyal and merciful God, who carries out his design of salvation with the little ones and the poor, with those who have faith in Him, who trust his Word, like Mary.”

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  • Pope spurns horoscopes and fortune tellers, urges faith instead

    Pope spurns horoscopes and fortune tellers, urges faith instead

    Reflecting on Sunday’s Gospel at his address before his weekly Angelus prayer, Pope Francis said that those who “consult the horoscopes and fortune tellers,” instead of clinging to the word of the Lord, “begin to sink.” He also called on the Virgin Mary to intercede to help the faithful “stay on the boat of the Church” avoiding the temptation of “amusing” yet insecure boats of ideologies.

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