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Nun who received birthday greeting from Pope Francis dies at 110

Florence, Italy, Jun 2, 2017 / 04:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Candida Bellotti, thought to be the oldest nun in the world, died Saturday at the age of 110. Sister Bellotti had celebrated her 110th birthday on Feb. 20, 2017 and received a special birthday greeting from […]

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Pope Francis: Even in the darkest moments, Jesus walks with us

Vatican City, May 24, 2017 / 08:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that no matter what trials we might face, we have hope because Jesus is always by our side, just like he was for the disciples on the road to Emmaus. “All of […]

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Francis prays for victims of the ongoing crisis in Venezuela

Vatican City, Apr 30, 2017 / 05:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Regina Coeli address on Sunday, Pope Francis called attention to the violence in Venezuela, offering up his prayers for the victims and appealing to the government and citizens to seek solutions to the crisis. “There […]

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Ahead of trip, Pope Francis sends message of joy to Egypt

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2017 / 05:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis expressed his joy for his upcoming trip to Cairo in a video message, saying he hopes to bring peace and friendship to all Egyptian citizens. “I am truly happy to come as a friend, as […]

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Mercy is key to the life of faith, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2017 / 04:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said mercy is essential in living the Christian life, because it not only allows us to understand ourselves and God better, but it also prompts us to recognize and help those […]

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Why did Pope Francis visit Benedict XVI? To say happy birthday!

Vatican City, Apr 13, 2017 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Early Easter greetings and birthday wishes were the reason for Pope Francis’ visit with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI on Wednesday. Following his annual custom, Francis visited his predecessor at Vatican City’s Mater Ecclesiae monastery on April 12 […]

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For Francis, human development is about ‘integrating body and soul’

Vatican City, Apr 4, 2017 / 11:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday Pope Francis spoke about what an ‘integral human development’ looks like, saying that development must include the whole person, both physically and spiritually. “Development does not consist in having the regulation of more and more […]

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Pope Francis says Catholic shrines are a key place for evangelization

Vatican City, Apr 2, 2017 / 01:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, Pope Francis moved the responsibility for Catholic shrines to be under the Congregation for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, stating that shrines, as sacred places, are especially suitable to conversion and the strengthening of […]

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Pope Francis: Eliminating nuclear weapons is a moral imperative

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2017 / 08:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday, Pope Francis acknowledged the difficulty of totally eliminating nuclear weapons, but said the challenge is still a necessary undertaking, especially given what’s at stake. “The ultimate goal of the total elimination of nuclear weapons becomes […]

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Pope Francis and Lebanese president talk Syrian war

Vatican City, Mar 16, 2017 / 11:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With the 6th anniversary of the start of the Syrian war as backdrop this week, Pope Francis met Thursday morning with the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun. Their discussion centered on the large number of Syrian refugees […]

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