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Pope says it’s ‘grave sin’ to deny God has blessed other Christians

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Just as divisions in society grow when wealth is not shared, divisions within Christianity grow when the richness of gifts God has given to one Christian church or community are not … Continue reading

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Take charge of your roots, culture, pope tells indigenous youths

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said that in order to face the challenges ahead, young indigenous men and women must protect and never forget their roots and their cultures. In a video … Continue reading

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Vatican releases guidelines to help church fight human trafficking

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has created a set of pastoral guidelines to inspire and improve the church’s work in addressing the crime of human trafficking and the care of its victims worldwide. … Continue reading

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Lord’s Prayer is reaching out for father’s loving embrace, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To pray well, people need to have the heart of a child — a child who feels safe and loved in a father’s tender embrace, Pope Francis said. If people … Continue reading

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Pope wants abuse summit to lead to clarity, action

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the upcoming meeting on protecting minors, Pope Francis wants leaders of the world’s bishops’ conferences to clearly understand what must be done to prevent abuse, care for victims and … Continue reading

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Foster dialogue, promote solidarity, pope tells Academy for Life

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Marking the Pontifical Academy for Life’s 25th anniversary, Pope Francis encouraged the research and advisory body to promote human solidarity and fraternity as part of its mandate to promote human … Continue reading

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Faith is passed on at home, pope tells parents at baptism

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Faith isn’t something learned just by studying the catechism but rather is a gift passed on to children by the example of their parents, Pope Francis said. Although children … Continue reading

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