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Bangladesh, Myanmar youths are a sign of hope for Asia, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young people in Myanmar and Bangladesh are a source of hope for a peaceful future in their countries after years of war and suffering, Pope Francis said. As is … Continue reading

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Pope concerned by U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Updated 12/6 2:14 p.m. By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following reports that U.S. President Donald Trump planned to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis expressed his concern that such a move … Continue reading

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Pope’s letter to Argentine bishops on ‘Amoris Laetitia’ part of official record

(Updated Dec. 6) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Describing them as “authentic magisterium,” Pope Francis ordered the official publication of his letter to a group of Argentine bishops and their guidelines for the interpretation of … Continue reading

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Humility not about being polite, but accepting humiliation, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like a sprout, humility needs to be nourished so that the Holy Spirit may grow within all Christians, Pope Francis said. While some believe that “being humble means being … Continue reading

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Don’t wait to be perfect to answer vocational call, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Men and women contemplating a vocation to the priesthood, consecrated life or marriage should not be afraid because God wants only for them to experience the joy that comes … Continue reading

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Advent is time to identify sin, help the poor, see beauty, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Advent is a time to be watchful and alert to the ways one strays from God’s path, but also to signs of his presence in other people and in the … Continue reading

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Pope says world has reached moral limit on nuclear deterrence

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM BANGLADESH (CNS) — The Cold War policy of nuclear deterrence appears morally unacceptable today, Pope Francis said. St. John Paul II, in a 1982 message to the U.N. General … Continue reading

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