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  • Pope Francis blesses homes outside of Rome

    Pope Francis blesses homes outside of Rome

    Wearing a stole and holding a aspergillum to sprinkle holy water, Pope Francis greeted families and blessed about a dozen homes in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Rome. It was the latest of his “Mercy Friday” visits.

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  • Pope urges that the best priests be sent to the peripheries

    Pope urges that the best priests be sent to the peripheries

    During an unexpected visit, Pope Francis met with novices of the Salesian order and offered some advice on vocations and discernment . The pope stressed that the criteria for selecting novices is that “they be normal” and added that “in the peripheries we must send the best!”

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  • Brazilian cardinal says reform is Pope’s major goal

    Brazilian cardinal says reform is Pope’s major goal

    According to Brazilian Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, the core of Pope Francis’s ecclesiastical reform is to build “a totally missionary Church,” and as part of that picture, Hummes says Francis wants a Church determined to “move and leave” preferentially towards the peripheries.

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