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Catechesis Pope Francis

Pope invokes saints to explain spiritual consolation 

Pope Francis used the example of several Catholic saints to explain the concept of spiritual consolation during his weekly audience yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Pope, Vatican officials meet with World Jewish Congress

Christians and Jews are called to give witness to their faith by “working to make the world more fraternal, combating forms of inequality and promoting greater justice”, Pope Francis told members of the World Jewish Congress. Source: NCR Online.

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Pope visits his father’s hometown in Italy

Pope Francis made a rare personal getaway on Saturday, returning to his father’s birthplace in northern Italy to celebrate the 90th birthday of a second cousin who long ago knew him as simply “Giorgio”. Source: Crux.

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‘Hurry up, Lord’ and bring peace to Ukraine, Pope prays

The day after a missile landed in Poland near Ukraine’s border, sparking fears that NATO countries could be drawn into the war, Pope Francis made another appeal for peace. Source: NCR Online.

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Light candles of hope in the midst of darkness: Pope

On the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis encouraged Christians not to be brought down by the “doom and gloom” of the world, but to witness to the joy of the Gospel through service to those in need. Source: CNA.

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Pope blesses ‘begging statue’ that will help Vincentians build homes

A dove in flight lays a blanket over a homeless person in a new sculpture blessed by Pope Francis on Wednesday. Source: Crux.

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Russia confirms Pope helped with prisoner swaps

Russia’s ambassador to the Vatican confirmed Pope Francis helped facilitate recent prisoner exchanges with Ukraine and said the Vatican is ready to act as a mediator between Ukraine and Russia. Source: OSV News.

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Ukrainian archbishop tells Pope Russia wants to destroy, not negotiate

Pope Francis has continued to call on Russian and Ukrainian leaders to negotiate an end to the war, but the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church told him Russia wants only the destruction of Ukraine. Source: Crux.

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Showing love and mercy are keys to entering heaven: Pope

Pope Francis said yesterday that as Christians await their death and the final judgement of God, the Gospel tells them what they must do to be welcomed into heaven: Love others because God is love. Source: CNS.

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Pope admits ‘reality’ of pornography use among priests

Pope Francis says it is a “reality” that some priests, seminarians and religious use pornography, and warned that pornography represents an opportunity for the devil to enter the soul. Source: The Tablet.