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Cookies, sombrero and a shoe shine: Even reporters give pope gifts
Feb 12 2016
Pope Francis said, “My greatest desire is to pause” in front of the tilma, the cloak bearing the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

In pastoral, Bishop Rozanski urges Catholics to walk ‘beyond parish boundaries’
Feb 11 2016
Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski issued an invitation and a challenge in his new pastoral letter, “The Wideness of God’s Mercy.”

Pope-patriarch meeting historic, observers say, but substance is key
Feb 09 2016
No pontiff has ever met a reigning Russian Orthodox patriarch since the Great Schism of 1054.

Papal commission on sex abuse votes that member take leave of absence
Feb 08 2016
The papal commission on child protection voted that one of its members – a survivor of abuse and victims' advocate – take a leave of absence and consider other ways to contribute to the advisory body.

Open God’s heart with prayer, pope tells Padre Pio Prayer Groups
Feb 08 2016
Praying is not like taking an aspirin, something one does just to feel a little better, Pope Francis said.

'Simple, not silly': Children's questions become book by Pope Francis
Feb 07 2016
"What did God do before the world was made?" one child asked. "Do bad people have a guardian angel, too?" asked another.

Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in Cuba, Vatican announces
Feb 05 2016
After almost three decades of tense Catholic-Russian Orthodox relations, Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill of Moscow Feb. 12.

‘Risen’: The Resurrection from a skeptic’s point of view
Feb 04 2016
Fiennes plays Clavius, a Roman tribune charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate the events following Christ’s death.

God wants to save you; will you let him? pope asks
Feb 03 2016
God doesn’t want to condemn anyone; he wants to save every person in the entire world, Pope Francis said.

Church must respect, dialogue with China, pope says in new interview
Feb 02 2016
The Catholic Church must respect "with a capital 'R'" China's rich traditional culture and "age-old" wisdom, Pope Francis said.