Pope Francis says media misses the real family crisis in coverage of communion and divorce

Aboard the papal plane, Apr 16, 2016 / 01:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has said that the family is in crisis, and that is a much bigger issue than communion for the divorced and remarried. He suggested the news media had focused too much on the latter issue during the synod and in coverage of his recent document on the family.The Pope spoke with journalists on his plane flight back from visiting refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos April 16.A reporter from the French newspaper Le … [Read more...]

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Full Text of Pope Francis’ in-flight interview from Lesbos to Rome

Aboard the papal plane, Apr 16, 2016 / 11:09 am (CNA).- Pope Francis: I thank you for your day of work, for me and also for you it was a bit powerful.Ines San Martin (Crux): Holy Father, what we’ve read… The first question is about the trip. This trip is happening just after an accord between the European Union and Turkey has come about … Do you think this is a political question in order save time? This morning, you met with the presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, at … [Read more...]

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Full Text of Pope Francis’ in-flight interview from Lesbos to Rome

Aboard the papal plane, Apr 16, 2016 / 11:09 am (CNA).- Pope Francis: I thank you for your day of work, for me and also for you it was a bit powerful.Ines San Martin (Crux): Holy Father, what we’ve read… The first question is about the trip. This trip is happening just after an accord between the European Union and Turkey has come about … Do you think this is a political question in order save time? This morning, you met with the presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, at … [Read more...]

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In Greece, Pope Francis tells migrants ‘you are not alone’

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2016 / 08:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis had simple message for the thousands of refugees now staying on the Greek island of Lesbos: you are not forgotten.“I have wanted to be with you today. I want to tell you that you are not alone,” Pope Francis told some 3,000 refugees during his April 16 visit.   “In these weeks and months, you have endured much suffering in your search for a better life,” he said. He explained that he and the other … [Read more...]

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As he leaves Greece, Pope Francis takes 12 refugees with him

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2016 / 06:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After traveling to the Greek island of Lesbos, a primary entry point for refugees seeking passage into Europe, Pope Francis decided to bring 12 of them on his plane back to the Vatican as an act of welcome and solidarity.“The Pope has desired to make a gesture of welcome regarding refugees, accompanying on his plane to Rome three families of refugees,” an April 16 communique from the Vatican read.Coming from Syria, all of … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis met briefly with Bernie Sanders before going to Greece

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2016 / 04:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After cancelling his planned visit to a Vatican conference hosting U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) due to schedule complications surrounding his visit to Lesbos, Pope Francis agreed to meet the senator before departing for the small Greek island.The meeting took place at 6a.m. at the Vatican’s Saint Martha guesthouse as the Pope was on his way to the airport, Jeffrey Sachs told CNA shortly after the April 16 encounter. Sachs also … [Read more...]

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Founder of Neocatechumenal Way thanks Pope for Amoris Laetitia

Madrid, Spain, Apr 15, 2016 / 07:44 pm (CNA).- Kiko Argüello, the founder and global head of the Neocatechumenal Way, expressed his support for Pope Francis for his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, with a short analysis of its contents.Amoris Laetitia is the result of the Holy Father's reflections after the Synod of Bishops on the Family, which took place at the Vatican in 2014 and 2015. The exhortation is composed of 9 chapters and has 325 numbered paragraphs. The following is … [Read more...]

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