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Monday, October 24, 2016
Papal summer residence opens to the public for the first time
Pope Francis is throwing open the doors to the papal apartment -- including the bedroom where popes have slept -- in the Apostolic Palace at Castel Gandolfo.
For vocations, one must go out, listen, call, pope says
In its ministry to young people, and especially in vocations promotion work, church workers must step out of the sacristy and take seriously the questions and concerns of the young, Pope Francis said.
Promote culture of life, inclusion, hope, pope tells grandparents
In a world that glorifies physical strength and appearances, grandparents must uphold the values that really matter and bring hope and wisdom to younger generations, Pope Francis said.
Pope sends emergency funding to hurricane victims in Haiti
As a sign of his closeness and concern, Pope Francis sent aid money to hurricane-stricken Haiti.
Pope: Simple gestures, not superpowers, needed to start a revolution
All it takes is just one person carrying out one simple, loving act of mercy every day to start a revolution and stamp out the "virus of indifference," Pope Francis said.
Street saints and brave martyrs: Pope to declare seven new saints
Pope Francis will create seven new saints Oct. 16. Here are brief biographies of the six men and one woman about to be canonized.
In message, pope reflects on food production and climate change
Particularly as climate change threatens food production, people need to rediscover the benefits of living simply and with respect for the earth and stop looking at food primarily as an economic commodity to exploit, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis, retired Pope Benedict praise Patriarch Bartholomew
Defending religious freedom, fighting indifference to attacks on human dignity and promoting care of creation are obligations that Orthodox and Catholics share and areas where Pope Francis said he and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople are in deep harmony.
Pope offers red hat to priest whose story moved him to tears
The story of how an Albanian priest endured decades of imprisonment, torture and forced labor during his country's communist crackdown against the church brought Pope Francis to tears.
Pope: Follow Jesus through sincere humility, not fake piety
Like the Pharisees of old, Christians can fall into the temptation of following a "cosmetic religion" that seeks to keep up appearances rather than sincerely doing good, Pope Francis said.
In modern world, every land is 'mission land,' pope says
"Today, every land is a 'mission land,' every dimension of human life is mission territory awaiting the proclamation of the Gospel," the pope said Oct. 7 during a meeting with delegates to the general congregation of the Oblates.
Pope, Anglican archbishop call for unity in mission, service
Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury together charged 19 pairs of Catholic and Anglican bishops to return to their home countries and work together to promote joint prayer, joint proclamation of the Gospel and, especially, joint works of charity and justice.
Pope: Church's mission is to attract people to Christ, not proselytize
Christians are called to follow the example of St. Therese of Lisieux, who helped draw people to Jesus by way of attraction, not by proselytizing, Pope Francis said.
Pope visits towns in central Italy devastated by earthquake
Amid the devastation wrought by an earthquake in central Italy, Pope Francis quietly prayed and offered words of consolation to survivors and those assisting in relief efforts.
Pope encourages Azerbaijan’s Catholics to be people of faith, service
Catholics cannot “economize” when it comes to spending time in prayer with God and in service to other people, Pope Francis told members of Azerbaijan’s tiny Catholic community.
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