Pope prays for victims of Russian plane crash, Istanbul bombing

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2016 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis offered prayers over the weekend for victims of both a plane crash in Russia and a suicide bombing in Istanbul.“His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the tragic air accident in Rostov-on-Don and he sends his sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims,” said a telegram from Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.“His Holiness commends the souls of the dead to … [Read more...]

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Humility is the epitome of redemption, Pope says on Palm Sunday

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2016 / 05:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Palm Sunday Pope Francis said the path toward salvation can be summed up by humility and service, and encouraged pilgrims to contemplate Jesus’ shameful Passion and Death throughout Holy Week.“Today’s liturgy teaches us that the Lord has not saved us by his triumphal entry or by means of powerful miracles,” the Pope said March 20.Instead, in the day’s second reading from St. Paul to the Philippians, the … [Read more...]

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Pope’s Instagram launches with appeal for prayer

Vatican City, Mar 19, 2016 / 03:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The official Instagram account of Pope Francis launched on Saturday with a simple request for his followers: “Pray for me.”The inaugural post, which was translated into nine languages, features a photo of the Pope reverently kneeling in prayer.The post was made after noon under the handle @Franciscus – which is Latin for Francis. Within 30 minutes of going live, the account had more than ten thousand … [Read more...]

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The Church is our mother, Pope Francis explains to Neocatechumenal Way

Vatican City, Mar 18, 2016 / 01:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told members of the Neocatechumenal Way that they have received a great charism to maintain. On Friday he spoke with them about Church unity, how to engage the world, and the difference between worldly and divine glory.“You have accepted the call to evangelize: I bless the Lord for this, for the gift of the Way and for the gift of each of you,” he said March 18 at the Vatican's Paul VI hall.The Church is not … [Read more...]

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The Church is our mother, Pope Francis explains to Neocatechumenal Way

Vatican City, Mar 18, 2016 / 01:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told members of the Neocatechumenal Way that they have received a great charism to maintain. On Friday he spoke with them about Church unity, how to engage the world, and the difference between worldly and divine glory.“You have accepted the call to evangelize: I bless the Lord for this, for the gift of the Way and for the gift of each of you,” he said March 18 at the Vatican's Paul VI hall.The Church is not … [Read more...]

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Full text of Benedict XVI’s recent, rare, and lengthy interview

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2016 / 11:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recently published interview on issues of justification and faith, Benedict XVI has addressed issues of mercy and our need for forgiveness, salvation through the cross, the necessity of baptism, and the importance of sharing in Christ's redeeming love.The discussion with Fr. Jacques Servais, SJ, took place ahead of an October, 2015 conference in Rome studying the doctrine of justification by faith.Benedict's answers, … [Read more...]

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Francis: Hope is the ‘humble virtue’ that keeps us afloat in tough times

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2016 / 11:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the essential role hope plays in the Christian life, saying that while it is a silent and humble virtue, it is what supports us in difficulty and brings us peace.“Hope (is) that humble virtue which flows under the water of life, but that bears us up so we don’t drown in so many difficulties, so we do not lose that desire to find God, to find that wonderful face which we will all … [Read more...]

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