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Commentary: Did the pope say that God made someone gay?
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May 22, 2018

Commentary: Did the pope say that God made someone gay?

Denver, Colo., May 21, 2018 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- I am not a priest or deacon, or even a counselor or pastoral care worker. But in more than a decade of full-time work in the Church, I’ve often sat with…
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Pope Francis is putting his new Lamborghini up for auction
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May 4, 2018

Pope Francis is putting his new Lamborghini up for auction

All proceeds of the papal white sports car will go to charities of the Holy Father’s choice The famously frugal Pope Francis is probably the last person one would expect to drive a $200,000 sports car. In fact, the one…
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These 120 hackers have Pope Francis’ support
NewsVatican
March 3, 2018

These 120 hackers have Pope Francis’ support

The Vatican "hackathon" is turning efforts to confront issues on social inclusion, interfaith dialogue and the refugee crisis, into a competition to find solutions. As contradictory as “hackathon” and “Vatican” may seem, the Vatican is embracing hackers. What’s going on?…
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Analysis: Pope Francis makes plans as fifth anniversary approaches
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February 27, 2018

Analysis: Pope Francis makes plans as fifth anniversary approaches

Vatican City, Feb 26, 2018 / 11:44 am (CNA).- As the fifth anniversary of his pontificate approaches, it is obvious that Pope Francis has made his mark on the life of the Church, and will continue to. In fact, in…
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Rome’s Colosseum was lit red in solidarity with persecuted Christians
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February 25, 2018

Rome’s Colosseum was lit red in solidarity with persecuted Christians

The event is meant to draw the world's attention to those who have suffered for practicing their faith. In an effort to draw attention to the plight of persecuted Christians around the world, Rome’s Colosseum was bathed in red light.…
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The story of Pope John Paul II and the mysterious homeless man
ArticlesNewsVatican
February 1, 2018

The story of Pope John Paul II and the mysterious homeless man

Pope Francis recounted this well known story in the Vatican about his saintly predecessor VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is not the first pope to have a heart for the homeless, as he himself attests. In an interview last year with an Italian magazine run by…
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In prayer you gotta play hard, says pope
ArticlesNewsVatican
January 14, 2018

In prayer you gotta play hard, says pope

Prayer that isn't courageous isn't Christian prayer, Francis proposes at Santa Marta today. Prayer that is not courageous, even ready to challenge the Lord, is not Christian prayer, Pope Francis reflected today in his homily at Casa Santa Marta. Calling…
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Pope invites 2,100 needy people to the circus
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January 11, 2018

Pope invites 2,100 needy people to the circus

"God loves us and wants us to be happy." Pope Francis will be inviting some 2,100 needy people — including the homeless, a group of prisoners, low-income families and volunteers — to a circus on January 18, according to the…
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Vatican releases Pope's liturgical schedule for January, February
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January 9, 2018

Vatican releases Pope’s liturgical schedule for January, February

Earlier this week the Vatican published Pope Francis’ liturgical schedule for the months of January and February, including his lineup of celebrations for the start of Lent, which this year begins Feb. 14. With his trip to Chile and Peru…
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Pope Francis on why we strike our breasts at Mass
ChurchNewsVatican
January 3, 2018

Pope Francis on why we strike our breasts at Mass

Francis continues audience series on the Mass, 3 January, discussing the Penitential Rite “What can the Lord give to those who already have a heart full of themselves, of their own success? Nothing, because a proud person cannot receive forgiveness,…
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