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Pope Francis Prayer

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.

Interfaith Pope Francis

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.

Pope Francis Saints

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.

Pope Francis

Vatican confirms Pope’s ‘staycation’ in July

As has been his practice since becoming pope in 2013, Pope Francis will take most of the month of July off as a sort of “staycation”. Source: NCR Online.

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Pope sends letter of gratitude to hospital staff

Pope Francis has penned a letter of thanks to the staff at Gemelli Hospital in Rome where he recently spent nine days recovering from abdominal surgery. Source: Vatican News.

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Do not be afraid to remain faithful to the Gospel: Pope

Pope Francis has urged Christians not to be afraid of suffering criticism, economic loss and persecution for being faithful to what the Church teaches. Source: CNA.

Pope Francis Ukraine

Pope Francis sends new cargo of humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Pope Francis is sending his Apostolic Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, to Ukraine on his sixth humanitarian mission to bring closeness and a cargo of humanitarian aid. Source: Vatican News.

Pope Francis

Francis celebrates ‘brilliant’ mathematician and philosopher

Pope Francis has marked the 400th birthday of 17th-century French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal by publishing an apostolic letter praising him as “a tireless seeker of truth”. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope released from hospital nine days after surgery

Pope Francis was released from Gemelli Hospital on Friday following his June 7 abdominal surgery and has returned to the Vatican, with his surgeon saying the Pope is even better than before. Source: Vatican News.