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Pope at Audience: Budapest & Slovakia visit was ‘pilgrimage of prayer, hope’

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) September 22, 2021 At his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on last week’s Apostolic Journey to Budapest and Slovakia, calling it a pilgrimage to the roots of prayer and hope. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis spoke about the meaning of his Apostolic Visit to Slovakia and Budapest in the catechesis [...]

Pope at Angelus: Fidelity to God means willingness to serve

Pope Francis greets the faithful from the window of the Apostolic Palace (Vatican Media) September 19, 2021 At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the theme of service, saying that when we serve others, we receive God’s embrace. By Christopher Wells In God’s eyes, Pope Francis said on Sunday, “greatness and success” [...]

On papal flight, Pope Francis tackles debate over Communion for politicians who support abortion

By Courtney Mares for CNA (link) Rome, Italy, Sep 15, 2021 / 09:20 am Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk./ null September 15, 2021 Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Catholic Church is firm in its stance on abortion because “abortion is murder,” and urged priests to be pastoral rather than political when [...]

Maronite Catholic patriarch welcomes Lebanon’s new government

By Courtney Mares for CNA (link) Rome Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 / 14:00 pm Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, the Maronite Patriarch, at the Vatican March 5, 2013./ InterMirifica.net September 15, 2021 The leader of Lebanon’s Maronite Catholics has welcomed the formation of a new Lebanese government after 13 months of political stalemate. Cardinal Bechara Boutros [...]

Pope Francis visits former ‘Bronx of Slovakia’ transformed by Mother Teresa’s nuns

By Andrea Gagliarducci for CNA (link) Bratislava, Slovakia, Sep 13, 2021 / 09:00 am Pope Francis visits the Bethlehem Center in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021./ Papal visit pool. Pope Francis on Monday visited a center in Slovakia run by Mother Teresa’s nuns. The pope toured the Bethlehem Center in Bratislava on Sept. 13, during [...]

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