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Buddhists, Christians must reclaim values that lead to peace, pope says

Updated 11/30 By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Christians and Buddhists are called by faith to overcome evil with goodness and violence with peace, Pope Francis said during a meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s Buddhist community. … Continue reading

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Jesus’ love is like ‘spiritual GPS,’ pope says in Myanmar

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Jesus’ love “is like a spiritual GPS” that guides people past the everyday obstacles of fear and pride and allows them to find their way to a relationship with God … Continue reading

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Uniformity is greater threat to culture than differences are, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — In a small, informal meeting with a variety of religious leaders, Pope Francis went to the heart of his message for Myanmar: unity, not uniformity, is the secret to peace. … Continue reading

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Respect the rights of all groups, pope tells Myanmar’s leaders

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (CNS) — The plight of the ethnic Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was front and center in speeches by Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, but neither publicly used the … Continue reading

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Pope, USCCB president pray for victims of Egyptian mosque attack

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayer for the victims of a bombing at a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai region. Addressing thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square, … Continue reading

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Pope meets generals after brief welcome by children in Myanmar

(Updated 10:09 p.m. ET) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Greeted by two dozen children wearing traditional attire and by the nation’s bishops, Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar Nov. 27 for a four-day visit. The arrival … Continue reading

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Build peace by welcoming migrants, refugees, pope says in message

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Exploiting a fear of migrants and refugees for political gain increases the possibility of violence and discrimination and does nothing to build a culture of peace, Pope Francis said in … Continue reading

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