Vatican unveils a packed, diverse itinerary for Pope’s Sarajevo visit

Vatican City, Apr 14, 2015 / 06:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will meet with a vast array of different groups during his daytrip to Bosnia, which is a visit Sarajevo’s cardinal says could help ease political and ethnic tensions after the country’s recent war. Francis announced his June 6 trip to Sarajevo during his Sunday Angelus address Feb. 1, asking pilgrims to pray so the visit would be “one of encouragement for the Catholic faithful, fosters seeds of good and … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Vocations are about quality, not quantity

Vatican City, Apr 14, 2015 / 12:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Well-formed vocations are more important than numerous vocations Pope Francis said in an address to religious formators on Saturday at the Vatican.“There is not a vocations crisis where there are consecrated people able to transmit the beauty of consecration with their own witness,” the pontiff said, according to Vatican Radio's translation.Even in the midst of declining numbers in some religious communities, the Pope … [Read more...]

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Evangelization isn’t a synonym for advertising, Pope says

Vatican City, Apr 13, 2015 / 02:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Giving witness to Jesus Christ is more than mere advertising, Pope Francis said: it's the act of courage in proclaiming the Gospel “with frankness” even to the point of martyrdom. Christians do not simply “advertise Jesus Christ” with the aim of increasing our numbers, the pontiff noted during his daily Mass homily on April 13. “This is not necessary.” “What the Christian does is to … [Read more...]

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Pope recalls slaughter of Armenians in ‘first genocide of the 20th century’

Rome, Italy, Apr 12, 2015 / 08:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis today referred to the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks in 1915 as a “genocide,” prompting the Turkish government to summon the Vatican’s ambassador for questioning. “In the past century our human family has lived through three massive and unprecedented tragedies. The first, which is widely considered ‘the first genocide of the twentieth century,’ struck your own Armenian … [Read more...]

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Touch and be healed by the merciful wounds of Christ, Pope says

Rome, Italy, Apr 12, 2015 / 05:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis said that Jesus’ scars are full of mercy, and encouraged attendees to imitate the apostle Thomas in touching them and allowing their hearts to be converted. “The Lord shows us, through the Gospel, his wounds. They are wounds of mercy. It is true: the wounds of Jesus are wounds of mercy,” the Pope told attendees of his April 12 Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday. Jesus, he … [Read more...]

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Mercy inseparable from life, mission of the Church, says Pope

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2015 / 01:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis officially proclaimed the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy by reminding the faithful that mercy cannot be separated from the life and ministry of the Church. “Mercy is the very foundation of the Church’s life,” Pope Francis wrote in the official declaration, released April 11. “All of her pastoral activity should be caught up in the tenderness she makes present to believers; nothing in her preaching and … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Now is the time for mercy

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2015 / 11:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a world marked by suffering and fierce persecution – especially of Christians – now “is the time for mercy,” Pope Francis said, speaking at the vigil for the Feast of Divine Mercy. Reflecting on the ongoing persecution faced by Christians, the Pope said, “our prayer is all the more intense and becomes a cry for help to the Father, who is rich in mercy, that he may sustain the faith of our many brothers … [Read more...]

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