Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before trips, archbishop reveals

Vatican City, Aug 19, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision.   Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, who serves as prefect of the Pontifical Household, spoke in an all-out interview Aug. 15 with the Austrian Catholic press agency in “Kath.net” while he was in the diocese in … [Read more...]

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Full transcript of Pope’s in-flight interview from Korea

Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 flight to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities. He also addressed topics ranging from peace efforts between Israel and Palestine, future papal visits, to his personal schedule, relationship with Benedict XVI and life at … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis backs intervention in Iraq to stop ‘aggressor’

Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities. “In these cases where there is an unjust aggression, I can only say that it is licit to stop the unjust aggressor,” Pope Francis told reporters. “I underscore the verb 'stop.' I don't say 'to bomb' or … [Read more...]

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Korean nuns voice joy, gratitude for audience with Pope

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 18, 2014 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Korean nuns expressed their excitement after participating in an audience with Pope Francis, saying his words on poverty and the witness of the martyrs were particularly impactful. “I was very happy, thankful for his closeness. But for everyone, the whole people, they are very happy,” Sister Lee Hee Jung told CNA Aug. 17. “It’s a feeling that is difficult to express, because there are so many emotions … [Read more...]

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Korean Church has revitalized my faith, Filipino youth reflects

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 02:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At the conclusion of the 6th Asian Youth Day, a young Filipino pilgrim stated that the greatest thing he will walk away with is a higher value of his faith, thanks to the profound devotion of Korean Catholics. “The biggest thing that I will take with me from this experience is the vitality of faith here in Korea, because in the Philippines, we know that the Philippines is a Catholic country, but the faith becomes … [Read more...]

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Taiwan pilgrims: Pope not just for Catholics, but for the world

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of pilgrims who traveled from Taiwan to participate in events surrounding Pope Francis’ visit have expressed their joy at seeing him, particularly for the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs. “It is the first time have attended such a huge event with so many people. And I just heard on the news that about 1 million people attended the Mass, and only about 17 to 19 percent of them were Catholics,” one of … [Read more...]

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Koreans electric with joy over visit of Pope Francis

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has received a warm welcome from the Korean people, many of whom praise him for his acts of compassion, stating that he has the power to provoke a change for the better. “He is a symbol of hope that life is still beautiful. As I saw Pope Francis, I felt like Jesus came to save us,” Jinhee Yu told CNA after participating in the pontiff’s Aug. 16 Mass of beatification for 124 Korean … [Read more...]

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