Pope: Meditate on Christ’s passion during Holy Week

Vatican City, Apr 13, 2014 / 05:41 am (CNA).- In his Palm Sunday homily, Pope Francis urged the congregation to consider how their actions and attitudes reflected the various characters in the story of Jesus’ passion and death. “We have heard the (Gospel reading of the) Passion of the Lord. Only, it does us good to ask a question: Who am I? Who am I before my Lord? Who am I before Jesus who enters festively into Jerusalem?” the Pope said on April 13. “This week … [Read more...]

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British woman appointed by Pope to head Pontifical Academy

Vatican City, Apr 12, 2014 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis has appointed Lady Margaret Scotford Archer as president of a group of scholars dedicated to studying issues in the social sciences in order to offer reflection and advice to the leadership of the Church. According to an April 12 press release from the Holy See, “the Holy Father has named the most illustrious Professor Lady Margaret Scotford Archer President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.” The new … [Read more...]

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Medical care must consider whole person, Pope urges surgeons

Vatican City, Apr 12, 2014 / 09:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his audience with surgeons who treat cancer patients, Pope Francis encouraged the physicians to view the person as an integral whole of body and soul. On April 12, the Holy Father spoke of the need for “comprehensive care that considers the whole person and unites also human, psychological and social support, spiritual accompaniment, and support for the family of the sick person to medical care.” His audience in the … [Read more...]

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Human life sacred and inviolable, Pope Francis affirms

Vatican City, Apr 12, 2014 / 12:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a meeting with Italy’s Pro-Life Movement, Pope Francis thanked members for their work to defend the right to life and promote the dignity of all human beings, from conception to natural death. “Human life is sacred and inviolable. Every civil law is based on the recognition of the first and fundamental right, that of life, which is not subordinate to any condition, neither qualitative nor economic, much less … [Read more...]

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Pope apologizes for priests’ sex abuse, promises strong response

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2014 / 10:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis called April 11 for an “even stronger” Catholic Church response to combat sexual abuse, saying he felt compelled to “personally ask forgiveness” for priests who have sexually abused children. “The Church is aware of this damage, it is personal, moral damage carried out by men of the Church, and we will not take one step backward with regards to how we deal with this problem, and the sanctions … [Read more...]

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The Christian life is a constant battle against evil, Pope reflects

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2014 / 07:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis centered his daily homily on the topic of temptation, observing that it has a specific structure, and encouraging attendees to learn from scripture how to fight the devil. “We too are tempted, we too are the target of attacks by the devil because the spirit of Evil does not want our holiness, he does not want our Christian witness, he does not want us to be disciples of Christ,” the Pope expressed in his April 11 … [Read more...]

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Pope responds to Venezuelan peace talks invitation

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2014 / 03:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Answering an invitation from Venezuela's foreign affairs minister to participate in the country’s peace talks, Pope Francis sent a letter to all parties involved, encouraging them to foster open dialogue. “I am deeply convinced that violence can never bring peace and wellbeing to a country, because it only ever generates more violence,” the Pope stated in his April 10 letter. “On the contrary, through … [Read more...]

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