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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

    • Aug 20, 2017

    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.

  • 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

    • Aug 15, 2017

    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.”

  • Pope spurns horoscopes and fortune tellers, urges faith instead

    Pope spurns horoscopes and fortune tellers, urges faith instead

    • Aug 13, 2017

    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.

  • Pope Francis: summer is an ideal time to re-focus our life on God

    Pope Francis: summer is an ideal time to re-focus our life on God

    • Aug 6, 2017

    Pope Francis said summer is a perfect time for refocusing on the essentials. “In this period, students are free from scholastic duties and many families are taking their vacation; it’s important that in the time of rest and detachment from daily concerns, they can re-energize the forces of body and spirit, deepening their spiritual path.”

  • Pope Francis calls for “moderation and dialogue” in Jerusalem crisis

    • Jul 24, 2017

    Pope Francis has called for “moderation and dialogue” during the unrest in the Holy Land after Israel installed metal detectors at the Western Wall/Noble Sanctuary in Jerusalem. Christians and Muslims fear the move violates the “Status Quo” which has governed access to several Jewish, Christian, and Muslim holy sites for centuries.

  • Jesus carries burdens of those who suffer, pope says

    Jesus carries burdens of those who suffer, pope says

    • Jul 10, 2017

    During the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis said Jesus wants to pull “us out from [the] quicksand” of dark moments, and give all people a way out of sadness, which allows them to raise their eyes “toward the one who really loves us.”

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