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Pope to visit, celebrate Mass at U.S. seminary in Rome
Apr 17 2015
Pope Francis will visit the Pontifical North American College May 2.

Mother and son: Pope Francis shares personal, intimate devotion to Mary
Apr 16 2015
Pope Francis has a more "personal, intimate" connection to Mary, says professor.

War of the sexes: Gender theory is the problem, not solution, pope says
Apr 15 2015
Eradicating male and female identities does nothing to solve the problem of unfair or disrespectful treatment, the pope said.

Term ‘genocide’ angers Turkey, while pope says memory leads to healing
Apr 13 2015
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis said atrocities from the past have to be recognized - not hidden or denied.

Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, to help, to forgive
Apr 13 2015
Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.

Reason for pope’s popularity seen not only in message but also in his example
Apr 10 2015
When Pope Francis comes to the United States in September, his message will be that “God loves all of us the way we are."

Pope says children are never a mistake, calls adults to responsibility
Apr 08 2015
Children are never a mistake, Pope Francis said.

Share Easter joy, defend persecuted Christians, pope says
Apr 06 2015
Reciting the "Regina Coeli" prayer with thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square during Easter Mass on April 6, the pope demanded defense and protection for "our brothers and sisters persecuted, exiled, killed and decapitated just because they are Christians."

Humility is key to understanding Easter, sharing its joy, pope says
Apr 06 2015
“Love has triumphed over hatred. Life has conquered death. Light has dispelled the darkness," the pope said.

Pittsburgh Diocese waives all annulment application fees
Apr 03 2015
The Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated all fees for those seeking an annulment in the diocese.