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Pope Francis to New Evangelization: we are made for mission

In remarks prepared for the occasion, and delivered to participants during the course of an audience that began shortly before noon in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican, Pope Francis reflected particularly on the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy that ran through 2016, und

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Fr. Tom to Pope Francis: I offered my suffering for you and the Church

shared an emotional meeting with Pope Francis, saying that throughout his time as a prisoner, he offered his suffering for the Pope and the Church.
According to a Sept. 13 article published in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, the encounter took place at the Pope's residence in the Vatica

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Pope Francis sends condolences for cruel Barcelona terror attack

Pope Francis expressed his “deepest sympathy” for the victims of Thursday’s terrorist attack on Barcelona “Las Ramblas Boulevard” with a telegram to the city’s Archbishop, Cardinal Juan José Omella.
The telegram was signed by Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin.
Pope Francis condemned the

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Pope Francis appoints new bishop in India’s Bettiah Diocese

Fr. Peter Sebastian Goveas, the Vicar General of Bhagalpur Diocese, also in Bihar, is the new bishop of Bettiah. The see of Bettiah has been vacant since July 13, 2013, when Pope Francis transferred Bettiah’s first Bishop Victor Henry Thakur to the Archdiocese of Raipur.ý
Education and training

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Pope Francis sends message to UN Food and Agriculture Organization

The message was read out by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.
At the end of the message, Cardinal Parolin officially announced that Pope Francis will visit the Rome headquarters of the FAO on World Food Day, 16 October 2017, at the invitation of its Director-General, José Grazian

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Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.
Egyptian military sources said six strikes took place near Derna in eastern Libya at around sundown, hours afte

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Pope Francis, Trump hold landmark first meeting

in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience.
According to a May 24 Vatican communique, Pope Francis and Trump expressed satisfaction "for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and the United States of America, as well as th

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President Trump reaches Israel in second leg of Middle East tour

Upon his arrival in Israel on Monday, US President Donald Trump delivered a message of hope for peace, saying his meetings in Saudi Arabia with King Salman and other Arab leaders gave him "new reasons for hope."
"We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to thi

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Trump in Saudi on first foreign trip

With delicate diplomatic meetings facing him, including three summits, Trump faces the challenge of advancing his "America First" agenda without alienating key allies.
Stepping off Air Force One in sweltering heat with his wife, Melania, Trump and his entourage received a red-carpet welcome from S

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Pope Francis reflects on Mary Magdalene at General Audience

The Holy Father’s reflections were based on a passage from the Gospel of St John, which relates how St Mary Magdalene was the first to see Jesus after His Resurrection. Her visit to Jesus’s tomb, the Pope said, mirrored “the fidelity of so many women” who visit cemeteries to keep alive the memory of

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Pope says he hopes to find common ground with Trump

saying he never judges another person’s views until he hears them for himself.
Pope Francis and President Trump will meet at the Vatican on May 24. The two have been at odds on some issues in recent months.
During the in-flight press conference returning from Fatima to Rome on May 13, a reporter a

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Christians are always on the go in their journey to meet the Lord says Pope Francis

Speaking during the homily at morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, the Pope reflected on the liturgical reading of the day in which St. Paul tells the story of Salvation leading up to Jesus.
During the course of history, Pope Francis said, many of our conceptions have changed. Slavery, for example

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Christian governor of Jakarta jailed for blasphemy against Islam

a harsher-than-expected ruling critics fear will embolden hardline Islamist forces to challenge secularism in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.
Tuesday's guilty verdict for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama comes amid concern about the growing influence of Islamist groups, who organized m

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Pope Francis in-flight presser after Egypt visit

Amongst the topics elaborated upon, he spoke of his concern for the North Korea crisis for which he urged diplomatic mediation, of the phenomenon of populism in Europe and across the world and of the dramatic situation of forced migrants and refugees in many refugee camps.
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Pope Francis in Cairo: full text of homily at Sat AM Mass

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis
Holy Mass, Cairo
29 April 2017
As-salamu alaykum! Peace be with you!
Today’s Gospel of the third Sunday of Easter speaks to us of the journey to Emmaus of the two disciples who set out from Jerusalem. It can be summed up in three words: death, resurrection



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