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Making his 12th trip abroad, Pope Francis was accustomed to collecting interview requests, notes and gifts from the journalists who travel on the plane with him. more
At long last, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow embraced, kissing each other three times. more
A prison riot in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey has claimed 49 lives, offering another example of the problems plaguing Mexico’s prison system and casting a pall over the arrival of Pope Francis in the country. more
Pope Francis marked the beginning of the Church’s Lenten journey by sending off several hundred religious and diocesan priests on their own special path as “missionaries of mercy” in local parishes. more
Pope Francis told Rome’s priests that offering God’s mercy during the jubilee year will mean lots of unpaid overtime. more
A jubilee year that does not open people’s wallets to share what they have with others is not a true jubilee, Pope Francis said. more
Cardinal Dolan offered Mass at noon on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and distributed ashes. more
The U.S. bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs announced Feb. 8 that it is launching a new National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, and Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich has been named its first Catholic co-chairman. more
Pope Francis named Msgr. Peter B. Wells, a native of Tulsa, Okla., as the next papal nuncio to South Africa and Botswana. more
Last year, more than 8,500 lifesaving blood donations were made by parishioners of the Archdiocese of New York in association with the New York Blood Center (NYBC). more
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