Pope Francis says religious harmony in Azerbaijan must continue

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct 2, 2016 / 07:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a meeting with political leaders Sunday, Pope Francis praised the peaceful relationship among Catholics, Muslims, Orthodox, and Jews in Azerbaijan, criticizing those who use God as a defense in religiously-motivated violence.In his Oct. 2 speech, Francis said that during his brief visit, he has been particularly pleased to see “the cordial relations enjoyed by the Catholic, Muslim, Orthodox and Jewish” … [Read more...]

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In Azerbaijan, Pope says faith, service weave Christian life together

Vatican City, Oct 2, 2016 / 01:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis celebrated Mass immediately after landing in Azerbaijan Sunday, telling faithful gathered in the small church that faith and service are the heart of Christian life, woven together like the different threads of a carpet.“Faith and service cannot be separated; on the contrary, they are intimately linked, interwoven with each other,” the Pope said Oct. 2.To help make the concept more concrete, Pope Francis used the … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis tells fellow Argentineans he won’t make it home in 2017

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2016 / 10:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a special message to his fellow countrymen, Pope Francis said that despite his great desire to return home, he won’t be able to go in 2017, as previously hoped, due to commitments in Asia and Africa.Francis had previously expressed his desire to return to his native Argentina for the country’s bicentenary anniversary, as well as the coming beatification of Mama Antula and canonization of Cura Brochero, known as the … [Read more...]

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Disabled youth preform special dance for Pope Francis in Georgia

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2016 / 08:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis was treated to a special presentation Saturday when young people, including several disabled youth in wheelchairs, performed traditional dances for him during his papal visit to Georgia Saturday.The performance took place during a meeting held outside one of the buildings of the Assistance Center of the Camillian Order in Tbilisi, and included several typical dances with traditional Georgian dress.Around 700 people, … [Read more...]

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Pope in Georgia blasts gender theory as the ‘great enemy’ of marriage

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2016 / 07:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy, off-the-cuff speech in Georgia, Pope Francis said the world today is at war with marriage, and urged couples to fight against modern threats to the sacrament such as gender theory.Speaking to Irina, a Georgian wife and mother who gave her testimony in front of Pope Francis and hundreds of priests, seminarians and religious Oct. 1, the Pope said “you mentioned a great enemy of marriage today: gender … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis tells Georgians to imitate St. Therese’s ‘little way’

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2016 / 01:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s important to follow the example of St. Therese's “little way,” trusting in God and his consolation with the faith a small child, Pope Francis said Saturday, which marked the feast of the young saint and Doctor of the Church.Quoting from her autobiography, he said St. Therese “shows her 'little way' to God, the trust of a little child who falls asleep without fear in his Father’s arms, because … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis tells Georgians to imitate St. Therese’s ‘little way’

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2016 / 01:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s important to follow the example of St. Therese's “little way,” trusting in God and his consolation with the faith a small child, Pope Francis said Saturday, which marked the feast of the young saint and Doctor of the Church.Quoting from her autobiography, he said St. Therese “shows her 'little way' to God, the trust of a little child who falls asleep without fear in his Father’s arms, because … [Read more...]

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