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Church must seek out the ‘lost sheep’: Pope Francis

The Church is called to seek out those who have gone astray, with an apostolic zeal based on the identity of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, Pope Francis said at his Wednesday audience. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope sends prayers to Congo church attack victims

Pope Francis has conveyed his sorrow and closeness to the families of the dead and wounded after a deadly bomb attack on a Pentecostal church in north-eastern Congo killed nearly 20 people over the weekend. Source: Crux.

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Health is not a luxury: Pope Francis

Pope Francis has praised the work of healthcare professionals and called on governments to ensure universal access to decent healthcare. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope Francis expresses gratitude for the life of Benedict

Pope Francis has recalled the “kindness” and “nobility” of his predecessor, paying tribute to the late Pope Benedict XVI for his life of service to the Church, particularly his final years spent in retirement and prayer. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis meets wife and child of Ukrainian prisoner of war

Pope Francis has again asked for prayers for the children of Ukraine this Christmas as he greeted a Ukrainian woman whose husband is a prisoner of war and their son, following his Wednesday audience. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope celebrates 86th birthday with kids, cake, circus performers

The day after he turned 86, Pope Francis met with volunteers, family members and children receiving care from a Vatican paediatric clinic. Source: CNS.

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Pope’s resignation already signed ‘in case of medical impediment’

Pope Francis says he has already signed his resignation in case a health impediment prevented him from being able to continue governing the Church. Source: CNA.

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Pope asks world leaders for Christmas clemency for prisoners

Pope Francis has written a letter to all heads of state, asking for a “gesture of clemency” for prison inmates in the run-up to Christmas. Source: Vatican News.

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Pray for children of the world this Advent: Pope

The season of Advent is a time for people to be surprised by God’s mercy and compassion, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.