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Pope Francis

Don’t be ‘keyboard warriors’, Pope tells evangelisers

Sharing the Gospel requires literally “going out” witnessing to the joy of faith in person and not just sitting at home, being “keyboard warriors” who argue with others online, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.

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Go back to the heart this Holy Week: Pope

Pope Francis has offered advice for how to have a fruitful Holy Week, urging people to focus on the essentials and look to the cross as the source of hope, as he prepares to wash the feet of 12 young people at a juvenile centre. Source: CNA.

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Pope released from hospital, presides at Palm Sunday Mass

The unborn, migrants, the elderly and the disabled are “living icons” of Jesus that call Christians to draw close to those who feel abandoned just as Christ did on the cross, Pope Francis said on Palm Sunday. Source: CNS.

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Pope responding well to treatment for bronchitis, Vatican says

At the end of Pope Francis’ first full day in Rome’s Gemelli hospital, where he is being treated for bronchitis, the Vatican said the Pope was doing well, responding to treatment and spent his afternoon resting and in prayer. Source: Crux.

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Pope taken to hospital with respiratory infection

After having difficulty breathing yesterday, Pope Francis has been diagnosed with a respiratory infection that will require treatment in hospital for several days. Source: OSV News.

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Confession is an encounter of love that defeats evil, Pope tells priests

In a world where “there is no shortage of hotbeds of hatred and revenge”, Pope Francis told priests and seminarians that “we confessors must multiply the ‘hotbeds of mercy’” by making it easy for people to access the sacrament of reconciliation. Source: CNS.

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Pope talks abortion, LGBTQ rights with young people in new documentary

“It’s boring to talk to a priest,” Pope Francis said with a smile as he began an upfront and informal conversation with 10 young people in Rome on their questions about faith and issues within the Church. Source: OSV News.

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Pope urges renewed consecration of Ukraine and Russia to Mary

Pope Francis has urged believers to renew the consecration of humanity – especially Russia and Ukraine – to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Source: Vatican News.

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Not practising what you preach is hypocrisy: Pope Francis

To effectively witness to the Gospel, Christians need to be consistent in what they believe, how they live and what they preach, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.