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Pope Francis Poverty

Pope calls on Christians to become personally involved in plight of the poor

Pope Francis has released his message for the annual World Day of the Poor, stressing that a “great river of poverty is traversing our cities”, and that every Christian is called to become “personally involved” in the struggle against it. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope praying and working in hospital as he recovers

The Vatican said yesterday that Pope Francis is working from the hospital as he recovers from hernia surgery. Source: CNA

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Pope Francis recovering well, thanks well-wishers for messages 

Pope Francis is continuing to rest and recover at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital after successful abdominal surgery on Wednesday. Source: OSV News.

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Pope Francis recovering after successful three-hour surgery

Pope Francis is conscious and alert after a three-hour abdominal surgery that was performed “without complications” to treat a hernia, the Vatican said. Source: OSV News.

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Pope makes ‘planned’ but unannounced hospital visit for check-up

About two months after a brief hospitalisation, Pope Francis made an unannounced return to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for what the Vatican described as a medical check-up. Source: Crux.

Environment Pope Francis

Change course now to beat climate change: Pope

A faster change of course away from today’s throwaway culture and toward greater care for the common good is necessary to ensure the planet’s liveability for future generations, Pope Francis said yesterday on World Environment Day. Source: CNS.

India Pope Francis

Pope prays for Indian train crash victims

Pope Francis prayed yesterday for the victims of a train crash in India that killed at least 275 people on Saturday. Source: National Catholic Register.

First Nations Pope Francis

Pope receives Voice to Parliament message

Pope Francis has received a book advocating for a Voice to Parliament from long-time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocate Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: The Australian.

Business Pope Francis

Profit-at-all-costs is not a good business model: Pope

Business leaders must fight the temptation to seek financial gain above all else and instead promote a “culture of encounter” that improves their balance sheet and the lives of their employees and communities at the same time, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: NCR Online.