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Pope Francis is begged for a picture by crowds at Jubilee of Mercy ceremony at The Vatican

Daily Mail - ‎17 hours ago‎
He's one of the most popular people in the world and some will do anything they can to get noticed by him - even in a crowd of thousands.

Pope Francis approves beatification of 38 martyrs murdered by Albania's former communist rulers

ChristianToday - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pope Francis has officially given a thumbs-up for the beatification of 38 Albanian martyrs, including Archbishop Nikollë Vinçenc Prennushi of Durrës, all of whom were murdered by the country's atheistic, communist regime between 1945 and 1974.

Pope Francis wades into troubled waters as Italy struggles with refugee influx

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Rome: Pope Francis' trip to Lesbos, from which he returned with 12 Muslim refugees, was organised in conjunction with the St Egidio lay movement in Rome.

Syrian refugee rescued by Pope Francis: "I appreciate him more than any Islamic leader"

Yahoo News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
“It was like Alice,” said one Syrian refugee. “Alice in Wonderland!” That is how Nour, who recently escaped the war-torn country with her husband and young son, described the latest journey her family took - a plane ride to Rome with Pope Francis. On ...
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Biden, Pope Francis press for universal access to medical cures

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Pope Francis shakes hands with US vice president Joe Biden as he takes part in a congress on the progress of regenerative medicine and its cultural impact, being held in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Friday, April 29, 2016.
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Cardinal Kasper: Pope Francis won't 'preserve everything as it has been' in the Church

Lifesite - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
April 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Cardinal Walter Kasper told a German newspaper last week that Pope Francis agrees with his approach to admitting remarried divorcees to Holy Communion and that the pope doesn't intend to “preserve everything as it has ...
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Pope Francis handed hundreds of letters from Alberta First Nations people - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
And I know Pope Francis had made comments about climate change, and it's such an important subject." The painting on the drum depicts the Lac Ste.

Pope Francis marks a comeback for “old-time curialists”

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Italian actor Roberto Benigni, left, and Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Piero Parolin during the official launch of Pope Francis' book “The Name of God is Mercy” Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Parolin is one of seven cases during his first three years in ...

Msgr. Dal Toso: ''Pope Francis' Ukraine collection for most in need'

Vatican Radio - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Msgr. Dal Toso: ''Pope Francis' Ukraine collection for most in need'. Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, Secretary for the Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum', spoke of the distribution of the funds of Pope Francis' special collection for Ukraine - RV. 29/04/2016 14 ...
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Fr Frank Pavone - Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis' Encouraging Roadmap for Families

Catholic Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
STATEN ISLAND, NY (Catholic Online) - Following upon the worldwide Synods of bishops on the theme of the family over the last two years, Pope Francis has issued his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). The document is a beautifully ...
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Pope Francis: Clericalism distorts the Church

Vatican Radio - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
SHARE: (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said Tuesday that the clergy should serve lay people and not make use of them and spoke out against clericalism, calling it one of the greatest distortions affecting the Church in Latin America.

“Dear Pope Francis, Cancer Has Healed My Soul”

Aleteia EN - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Pope Francis was speaking to young people, who were gathered in St. Peter's Square for the annual World Youth Day celebration.
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India's bishops urge Hindu-backed PM to invite Pope Francis

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
India's Catholic bishops have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite Pope Francis to visit the country, in a meeting that took place in Delhi on April 25, in what some observers took as a sign of a potential thaw between Christian leaders and a ...
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Pope Francis approves Irish priest for beatification

BBC News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Pope Francis has approved the beatification of a Jesuit priest from Dublin for his work with the sick and dying in the early 20th century.

Full transcript of EWTN World Over Live program on Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on the Family

Lifesite - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
April 27, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - On April 16, LifeSite published its initial report on the April 14 World Over Live program with Raymond Arroyo, Fr.

Pope Francis' touch: Papal discards turn to gold for charity

Houston Chronicle - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Just about anything Pope Francis touches, it seems, can turn to gold. In January, reports Religion News Service, a papal Fiat 500L sold for $82,000 at a charity auction arranged by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
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Game of Thrones' Jonathan Pryce on the High Sparrow's Political Philosophy and His Resemblance to Pope Francis

Vulture - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
High Sparrow appeared for me right about the same time that Pope Francis became pope, and the PR surrounding him at the time was that he was a man of the people.
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Pope addresses conference on regenerative medicine

Vatican Radio - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday addressed participants of an International Conference on the Progress of Regenerative Medicine and its Cultural Impact.
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George Clooney goes before Pope Francis in Armenia

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Actor George Clooney on Sunday was in Armenia to insist that “the whole world” remembers a massacre by Ottoman Turks generally seen as the first genocide of the 20th century, four months to the day before Pope Francis plans to visit the country and is ...

Pope Francis invites 8000 Rotary members to attend the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican on Saturday

Religion News Service - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY - At the invitation of Pope Francis, nearly 8,000 members of the international humanitarian organization Rotary will attend the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican in St. Peter's Square on Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m.