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Church experience more than just a cut-and-run flash mob, pope tells youth

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young men and women can live a true experience of the church by joining together and reconnecting with the past, Pope Francis told Catholic young people. “The genuine experience … Continue reading

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Vatican releases pope’s schedule for Fatima visit

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating the 100th anniversary of apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope Francis will lead the evening recitation of rosary and celebrate Mass on the anniversary at the Shrine … Continue reading

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Pope apologizes for Catholics’ participation in Rwanda genocide

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Pope Francis asked God’s forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by … Continue reading

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Pope presides over Lenten penance service at Vatican

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A few hours after urging priests to be generously available for the sacrament of penance, Pope Francis went to confession, then offered the sacrament to seven Catholics. Presiding over the … Continue reading

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Make confession more available, God’s heart is always open, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Hear confession every time someone asks, Pope Francis said, and don’t ever put limited hours on the sacrament of reconciliation. “Please, let there never be those signs that say, ‘Confessions: … Continue reading

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The path toward corruption is a slippery road, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians who trust in themselves rather than God eventually become unsympathetic to those in need and slide down the slippery path of corruption, Pope Francis said. People who place … Continue reading

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Vatican maze: Retracing the path of abuse accountability proposals

(Background and analysis) By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recent exchanges in the media between the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and a former member of a papal advisory commission have … Continue reading

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