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God did not come to the world with arrogance to impose his might; he offered his powerful love through a fragile child, Pope Francis said. more
Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to normalize diplomatic relations, a senior Obama administration official said. more
The Catholic Church in Pakistan has joined the chorus of condemnation of the deadly attack by Taliban on an army school in Peshawar that has left at least 126 children and others dead and 250 injured. more
No saint was ever known for having a “funeral face,” Pope Francis said; the joy of knowing one is loved by God and saved by Christ must be seen at least in a sense of peace, if not a smile. more
Pope Francis will create new cardinals Feb. 14, following a two-day meeting of the world's cardinals that will discuss reform of the Vatican bureaucracy, among other issues. more
The following excerpt from “An American Cardinal: Biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan” by Christina Boyle covers a portion of the chapter devoted to the cardinal’s tenure as … more
During the Advent and Christmas seasons, crèches are often found in front of churches and inside homes, whether they are set up under the Christmas tree, on the family mantle or in another place of … more
Pope Francis’ 2014-15 Christmas season celebrations will include exactly what he did a year earlier. more
The October extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family was not the scene of “a clash between factions, but of a debate among bishops,” a work that will continue with the 2015 general synod “for the good of families, the Church and society,” Pope Francis said. more
As Pope Francis and leaders of other churches and religions signed a declaration pledging to work together to help end modern slavery in the world by 2020, he urged governments, businesses and all people of good will to join forces against this “crime against humanity.” more
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