Pope asks Cubans to imitate Mary’s ‘revolution of tenderness’

Santiago de Cuba, Sep 22, 2015 / 07:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During Mass on Tuesday Pope Francis praised the rich devotion to Our Lady of Charity seeded in the hearts of Cubans, and told them to be like her in making haste to meet the needs of others in tenderness and charity. “Generation after generation, day after day, we are asked to renew our faith. We are asked to live the revolution of tenderness as Mary, our Mother of Charity, did,” the Pope said Sept. 22. “Our … [Read more...]

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Nine things you missed from Pope Francis’ time in Havana

Havana, Cuba, Sep 21, 2015 / 03:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an intense Sunday, Pope Francis on Sept. 20 said a Mass attended by 200,000 people in Havana's Revolution Square, visited Fidel Castro, improvised two speeches, and was welcomed with affection by the Cuban people. Here are some details you might have missed while he was in “the Rome of the Caribbean.” First Communion Five children from parishes in Havana received First Communion from Pope Francis at the Mass in … [Read more...]

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Nine things you missed from Pope Francis’ time in Havana

Havana, Cuba, Sep 21, 2015 / 03:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an intense Sunday, Pope Francis on Sept. 20 said a Mass attended by 200,000 people in Havana's Revolution Square, visited Fidel Castro, improvised two speeches, and was welcomed with affection by the Cuban people. Here are some details you might have missed while he was in “the Rome of the Caribbean.” First Communion Five children from parishes in Havana received First Communion from Pope Francis at the Mass in … [Read more...]

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Move over Donald Trump – Pope Francis’ approval ratings are much higher

Washington D.C., Sep 21, 2015 / 03:49 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis can look forward to a warm welcome in the United States this week, from both Catholic and non-Catholic Americans.   A new Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 Americans has the Holy Father’s total approval rating at 60 percent, half of which viewed him “Very Favorably.” The news comes just one day before his scheduled arrival in Washington, D.C. The rating is even higher among American Catholics, who gave him a … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis prays for new Assyrian Christian leader amid Middle East tragedy

Erbil, Iraq, Sep 21, 2015 / 02:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid the sufferings of Christians in the Middle East, Pope Francis on Monday sent his prayers to the new head of the Assyrian Church of the East, Catholicos-elect Gewargis III.  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, … [Read more...]

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Here’s what Pope Francis is likely to tell the US Congress

Washington D.C., Sep 21, 2015 / 10:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday Pope Francis will become the first Bishop of Rome to address a joint session of the US Senate and House of Representatives. During his speech he will tackle the misinterpretation of his words on economics and politics. That expectation is according to a source who saw the first drafts of the speech, and who spoke with CNA Sept. 18. “Pope Francis will likely use the speech to Congress to clarify his position on … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Do you believe that Christ can transform you?

Havana, Cuba, Sep 21, 2015 / 09:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Monday celebrated his second public Mass during his papal visit to Cuba, reflecting that an encounter with Christ has the power to transform even the most rejected sinners into missionaries. “The gaze of Jesus gives rise to missionary activity, service, self-giving,” the Pope said, drawing his inspiration from the conversion of St. Matthew, whose feast is celebrated Sept. 21. “Jesus' love heals our … [Read more...]

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