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Pope: Use gifts to benefit church, not create division, envy, annoyance
Oct 01 2014
Everyone has a special gift to offer the whole church, Pope Francis said.

Pope chooses ‘family’ as theme for World Communications Day 2015
Sep 30 2014
Pope Francis is highlighting the beauty and value of the family in his message for World Communications Day.

Pope: Greed, throwaway culture fuel ‘hidden euthanasia’ of elderly
Sep 29 2014
Pope Francis warned against the abandonment and neglect of the elderly, calling it a “hidden euthanasia."

Details on 2015 World Meeting of Families emerge as countdown begins
Sep 27 2014
Sept. 22 marked exactly one year before the start of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

In homily, pope compares vain Christians to soap bubbles, peacocks
Sep 25 2014
As fleeting as soap bubbles and showy as peacocks, conceited Christians are building their lives on lies and their faith on shifting sands, Pope Francis said.

Pope: Albania proves to world that diverse religions can live in peace
Sep 24 2014
People of different religious beliefs can and must live together in peace, Pope Francis said.

Frequently asked questions about the extraordinary synod of bishops
Sep 23 2014
Find out answers to questions such as, "What is a synod?"

Pope names panel to streamline marriage annulment process
Sep 22 2014
The Vatican announced the formation of a special commission to reform the process of granting marriage annulments.

Pope, in Albania, says killing in God’s name is sacrilege
Sep 22 2014
Killing in the name of God is sacrilege, Pope Francis said during a one-day visit to Albania.

Pope: No ‘magic wand’; evangelizing takes hard work, trust in God
Sep 20 2014
Bring the Gospel to those who need it most, Pope Francis said.