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Pope: Helping refugees means converting hearts hardened against them

By Carol GlatzĀ  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — With so much suffering, poverty and exploitation in the world, missionary work must also include reaching out to people whose hearts are closed to receiving immigrants and refugees, Pope Francis told … Continue reading

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Hold the phone: Vatican says Pope Francis doesn’t use WhatsApp

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While the thought of receiving a blessing by text from Pope Francis could have millions of mobile users glued to their smartphones, the Vatican spokesman said that isn’t his … Continue reading

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Sunday has lost its sense as day of rest, renewal in Christ, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just like a plant needs sun and nourishment to survive, every Christian needs the light of Sunday and the sustenance of the Eucharist to truly live, Pope Francis said. “How … Continue reading

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Pope: Guadalupe feast shows Mary’s closeness to those on margins

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which mirrored that of the indigenous people of the time, is a sign of Mary’s closeness to those who are marginalized, Pope … Continue reading

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Christian vocation is to serve life, health, pope says in message

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church’s care for the sick, especially through Catholic-run hospitals, is an antidote to “the business mentality that is seeking worldwide to turn health care into a profit-making enterprise,” … Continue reading

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Vatican renews call for peace, negotiated solution on Jerusalem

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following days of violence and backlash after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appealed for “wisdom and prudence” to prevail. … Continue reading

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Nativity scene, Christmas tree are visible signs of God’s compassion, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Nativity scene and Christmas tree, like those displayed in St. Peter’s Square, are visible reminders of God’s benevolence and closeness to all men and women, Pope Francis said. … Continue reading

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