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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Mercy opens the door to understanding the mystery of God, pope says
Mercy is a true form of knowledge that allows men and women to understand the mystery of God's love for humanity, Pope Francis said.
Pope to Egyptians: Let papal visit be sign of friendship, peace
Praying that God would protect Egypt from all evil, Pope Francis told the nation's people that a world torn apart by indiscriminate violence needs courageous builders of peace, dialogue and justice.
Faith leads to freedom, not compromise, pope says at morning Mass
Christian faith is belief in the concrete work of God and leads to concrete witness and action by believers, Pope Francis said.
Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs, calls for witnesses of God's love
The Christian church today needs believers who witness each day to the power of God's love, but it also needs the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even when it means giving up their lives, Pope Francis said.
Gratitude, discernment, hope needed for renewal, pope tells Marists
Heartfelt gratitude for the past, discernment of the present and hope for the future are the three key ingredients for renewal in religious life, Pope Francis said.
Proclaim value of life with solidarity, welcome, pope says
Simple gestures of welcome and solidarity, when supported by faith in Jesus' resurrection, proclaim the value of life, Pope Francis said.
Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says
Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon his shoulders “our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms,” Pope Francis said before giving his solemn Easter blessing.
Jesus’ cross can transform our hearts, Pope Francis says at Good Friday Stations at Colosseum
Presiding over the Stations of the Cross Good Friday, April 14, at Rome’s Colosseum, Pope Francis offered a prayer expressing both shame for the sins of humanity and hope in God's mercy.
On Good Friday, papal preacher says victory belongs to one who triumphs over self, not others
Jesus came to the world not just to teach, but to radically change human hearts that have hardened from sin, the preacher of the papal household said during a service commemorating Christ’s death on the cross.
Pope washes feet of 12 prison inmates at Holy Thursday Mass
In a gesture of service toward marginalized people, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 inmates, including three women and a man who is converting from Islam to Catholicism.
Four years after his election, Pope Francis still excites U.S. Jesuit base
It has been four years since Pope Francis was elected to the papacy and Jesuits like Father Patrick J. Conroy still marvel that it happened.
Papal almoner opens laundry service for the poor
The office charged with coordinating Pope Francis' acts of charity announced the opening of a laundromat for the poor and homeless of Rome.
Love Jesus in all who suffer, pope says on Palm Sunday
Jesus does not ask that people only contemplate his image, but that they also recognize and love him concretely in all people who suffer like he did, Pope Francis said.
Catholic approach to development looks at body and soul, pope says
A Catholic approach to development aims at helping people achieve both physical and spiritual well-being and promotes both individual responsibility and community ties, Pope Francis said.
Cross is sign of God's love, not just a shiny trinket, pope says
The cross is a sign of God's love for humankind and not just an emblem of Christianity or a piece of jewelry to display, Pope Francis said.
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