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Why be afraid when God is always showing the way, pope says at audience

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians always have hope, no matter how bleak, bad or uncertain the journey, because they know God is always by their side, Pope Francis said. In fact, “even crossing parts … Continue reading

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In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

By Keanine Griggs Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future. “How wonderful would it be … Continue reading

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Pope to Egyptians: Let papal visit be sign of friendship, peace

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying that God would protect Egypt from all evil, Pope Francis told the nation’s people that a world torn apart by indiscriminate violence needs courageous builders of peace, dialogue and … Continue reading

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How the church determines a true Marian apparition

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle. Supernatural phenomena, like the alleged miracle of … Continue reading

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Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite the ongoing risk of terrorism, Pope Francis planned to travel to Egypt as a sign of being close to the people there, said Greg Burke, Vatican spokesman. Heightened security … Continue reading

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Mercy opens the door to understanding the mystery of God, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mercy is a true form of knowledge that allows men and women to understand the mystery of God’s love for humanity, Pope Francis said. Having experienced forgiveness, Christians have … Continue reading

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Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs, calls for witnesses of God’s love

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The Christian church today needs believers who witness each day to the power of God’s love, but it also needs the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even … Continue reading

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