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Pope Francis leads Hail Mary for earthquake victims

Pope Francis concluded his public audience yesterday with a prayer for the intercession of the Virgin Mary for the thousands of victims of a deadly earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. Source: CNA.

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Pope’s presence ‘strengthened desire for peace’ in South Sudan

Brisbane Franciscan Father Mario Debattista said there was electricity in the crowd at Pope Francis’ Mass in Juba, South Sudan, on Sunday. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Pope leads ecumenical prayer service in South Sudan

In one of his final events in South Sudan, Pope Francis led an ecumenical prayer service with other Christian leaders on Saturday, stressing the need to join forces in promoting peace and addressing the country’s other crippling problems. Source: Crux.

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The future is in your hands, Pope tells young people in Congo

On his third day in the Congolese capital, Pope Francis met with 65,000 young people and catechists, saying it’s up to them to build a better future by rooting themselves in community, prayer and service. Source: Crux.

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Pope asks parishes to be open communities

In his prayer intention video for February, Pope Francis asks parishes to truly be communities – places of listening and welcome whose doors are always open to all, no one excluded. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope begins Africa visit by condemning exploitation of continent 

Pope Francis kicked off a six-day visit to Africa yesterday with a harsh condemnation of the violent colonialist history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the greedy exploitation of the African continent’s vast resources by wealthy global elites. Source: Crux.

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Pope urges prayers for ‘pilgrimage of peace’ to South Sudan and Congo

Pope Francis has invited Christians to pray for his papal visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan this week, saying the African nations have suffered greatly from lengthy conflicts. Source: Vatican News.

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Francis clarifies comments on sin and homosexuality

Pope Francis has written a letter to clarify his comments on sin and homosexuality from a recent interview with the Associated Press. Source: CNA.

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Being homosexual is not a crime: Pope

Pope Francis has condemned the criminalisation of homosexuality and backed the repeal of such legislation in countries where it exists, saying that the Catholic Church must work towards an end to what he described as “unjust” laws. Source: NCR Online.