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Pope renews calls for prayer for Ukraine

Pope Francis has renewed calls for prayer for Ukraine and entrusted to Mary her people’s prayers for peace. Source: OSV News.

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Pope offers prayers for victims of fires in Hawaii

Pope Francis has offered “the assurance of prayers for the dead, injured and displaced, as well as for the first responders and emergency personnel” after fires ravaged the Hawaiian island of Maui. Source: CNS.

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Don’t be indifferent to migrant tragedies: Pope

Following yet another migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean, Pope Francis has expressed his sorrow and urged people not to be indifferent in the face of continuing migrant deaths during dangerous sea crossings. Source: Vatican News.

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World Youth Day was an encounter with Christ: Pope

Reflecting on his apostolic journey to Portugal for World Youth Day in Lisbon, Pope Francis praised the event as a moment to meet Christ, discover faith and experience God’s love. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope scrapped prepared speeches to ‘better communicate with young people’

Pope Francis said on Sunday he ditched speeches during his five-day trip to Portugal and spoke off-the-cuff not because he was tired or feeling unwell, but to better communicate with young people. Source: Sight Magazine.

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Pope: ‘Spiritual worldliness’ a great danger to Church and its priests

Spiritual worldliness is one of the most dangerous temptations facing priests and the Church because it “reduces spirituality to appearance” while disconnecting it from the Gospel, Pope Francis has warned. Source: CNA. 

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Don’t be afraid to change the world, Pope tells youth at WYD closing Mass

To end World Youth Day 2023, Pope Francis told 1.5 million weary-eyed and sleep-deprived young people in Lisbon not to let their “great dreams” of changing the world be “stopped by fear”. Source: CNS.

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Europe should invest in young people, not weapons: Pope

Pope Francis arrived in Lisbon yesterday for the World Youth Day festival with a blunt message for European leaders: invest in young people rather than weapons. Source: NCR Online.

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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.