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Pope and Peruvian president discuss Venezuela, upcoming papal visit

Vatican City, Sep 24, 2017 / 06:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Friday to discuss the country’s fight against poverty, the crisis in Venezuela and the Pope's upcoming visit, among other topics. President Kuczynski, described the meeting to journalists at […]

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Why Bangladesh’s new cardinal thinks the papal visit will be great

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2016 / 07:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After becoming the first prelate from Bangladesh to ever get a red hat, newly-elevated Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario said his country is waiting for the Pope’s visit in 2017, which will not only rejuvenate the Church, but will […]

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Hope for Mexico: one bishop’s reflection on the papal visit

Rome, Italy, Feb 27, 2016 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, Pope Francis had a simple message to tell the people of Mexico: “you are not forgotten.” Bishop Cantú, who chairs the U.S. bishops’ committee on international justice and peace, said […]

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Collection from Mexico papal Masses to fund migrant centers

Rome, Italy, Jan 8, 2016 / 03:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Funds raised during the collection in Pope Francis' public Masses in Mexico have a special destination: they will be used to build two new welcoming centers for the country’s large influx of immigrants. “On the occasion of […]

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Ugandans are eagerly preparing for papal visit with prayer, penance

Gulu, Uganda, Oct 8, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In anticipation of Pope Francis’ first visit to their country, the head of the Ugandan bishops conference has called on Catholics to make themselves ready to welcome the Pope though prayer and charitable works. “The Pope's visit […]

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Cardinal Kasper backpedals on papal endorsement of controversial proposal

Washington D.C., Jun 4, 2015 / 03:07 pm (National Catholic Register).- Almost single-handedly one cleric has turned the Church’s teaching on Communion, marriage and divorce into an international debate. For decades, German Cardinal Walter Kasper has promoted a proposal to allow divorced-and-civilly-remarried Catholics to receive holy Communion […]

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True martyrs die in prayer – not with clenched fists, papal preacher says

Vatican City, Apr 3, 2015 / 11:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily for the celebration of the Passion of Our Lord on Good Friday, papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa called for a spirit of forgiveness amid rising persecutions in the world. “True martyrs for Christ do […]

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Vatican: no papal endorsement for LGBT Catholic video

Vatican City, Mar 16, 2015 / 05:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Vatican official says there will be no papal endorsement for an LGBT activist video whose backers want it to reach Pope Francis. Father Gil Martinez, C.S.P., a member of the development team for the video “LGBT […]

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‘Given the new situation, a papal trip to Cuba would be hoped for’

Vatican City, Jan 20, 2015 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the Vatican-brokered restoration of relations between the US and Cuba, a visit of Pope Francis to the island should be “expected and welcomed,” according to the Vatican's emeritus Secretary of State. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, has had […]

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Rain during papal Mass a small sacrifice compared to Typhoon Haiyan

Manila, Philippines, Jan 16, 2015 / 10:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds of thousands of people put up with the rain and the wind to attend an outdoor Mass with Pope Francis on Jan. 17 on the Philippine island of Leyte–“ground zero” of the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan disaster. […]

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