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Pope calls on Russia to renew Ukraine grain deal

Pope Francis has made a direct call to Russia to renew the deal that allowed Ukraine to export grain to countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis meets Melbourne pilgrims

Pilgrims from Melbourne Archdiocese met Pope Francis in Rome yesterday in a special private audience as part of the lead-up to World Youth Day Lisbon. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Open yourself to God, Pope tells marginalised youth ahead of WYD

Young people today must be open to love and let themselves be led and accompanied by God in the face of life’s challenges, Pope Francis says in a new podcast. Source: OSV News.

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Pope Francis celebrates World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Calling for “a new bond between the young and old”, Pope Francis marked the third annual World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly with an intergenerational Mass Sunday in St Peter’s Basilica. Source: CNA.

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Pope asks parents to sow faith in their children

Reflecting on the Parable of the Sower, Pope Francis yesterday encouraged parents not to give in to “fashions” of the world and to continue to sow goodness and faith in their children. Source: CNA.

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Francis urges solidarity with migrants on 10th anniversary of Lampedusa visit

Pope Francis has marked the 10th anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa, reaffirming his support for migrants who take great risks to cross the Mediterranean to enter Europe. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope focuses on Eucharist in latest prayer video

“If you are the same at the end of Mass as you were at the beginning, something is wrong,” Pope Francis says in his latest monthly prayer intention video shared by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network on Monday. Source: National Catholic Register.

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Pope Francis condemns burning of Koran

Pope Francis said the burning of the Muslim holy book, the Koran, has made him angry and disgusted and that he condemned and rejected permitting the act as a form of freedom of speech. Source: Sight Magazine.

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Pope calls St Mary MacKillop ‘an extraordinary religious sister’

Pope Francis yesterday dedicated his general audience talk to Australian St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, focusing on her dedication to the poor, to formation and education. Source: CNS.