Category Archives: Vatican

Witness, discipleship are key to missionary work, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Proclaiming the Gospel is not the same thing as proselytism and often means simply being a neighbor and friend to someone while living an authentically Christian life, Pope Francis said. … Continue reading

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Pope encourages worldwide prayer in fight against trafficking

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking invites people to host or attend a prayer service that fosters awareness of and support for victims of trafficking. The annual day, created … Continue reading

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Poverty, humility needed to heal wounded hearts, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Those who proclaim the Gospel must embrace humility and poverty to give an authentic witness to faith and not use others to climb the ladder of success, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Does God want religious diversity? Abu Dhabi text raises questions

Backgrounder and analysis. By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — That many religions exist in the world is a fact, but what that plurality communicates to believers about God is a question that theologians are still discussing. … Continue reading

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Pope: Respect, dialogue key for peace between Christians, Muslims

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said his recent visit to the United Arab Emirates, while brief, was a new page in relations between Christians and Muslims at a time when conflict and … Continue reading

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Pope, on flight, talks about dialogue, war, abuse of women religious

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CNS) — Pope Francis told reporters he is more afraid of the consequences of not engaging in interreligious dialogue than he is of being … Continue reading

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Following Jesus is a daily choice, pope tells religious at Vatican

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The choice to follow God in life is not just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but a decision that is made every day, Pope Francis said. Christians truly encounter Jesus through … Continue reading

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