Pope Assures Prayers for Victims of Mali Attacks
Pope Francis sent his prayers and condolences to the victims of a terrorist attack in a Mali hotel on Friday morning that left 19 people dead. A terrorist organization affiliated with al-Qaeda operating in the West African country claimed responsibility for the attack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the nation’s ca...

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5 Charged in Case of Leaked Vatican Documents
The Vatican formally charged five people in connection with the unauthorized and illicit sharing of sensitive and privileged documents and information, including a pair of journalists who have written recently published books detailing alleged mismanagement in the Vatican, two officials, and a secretary to one of t...

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Pope’s Address on Mission, Formation of Priests
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address from Friday to participants in the Congress organized by the Congregation for the Clergy, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Conciliar Decrees Optatam Totius and Presbyterorum  Ordini * * * Lord Cardinals. Dear Brother Bishops and Priests, Brothers...

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Pope’s Q-and-A on the Challenges of Education
On Saturday, the Holy Father received in audience participants in the World Congress “Education Today and Tomorrow: A Passion that Is Renewed” (Rome, November 18-21, 2015), organized by the Congregation for Catholic Education (of the Institutes of Studies) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Gravissimum Educatio...

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Pope's Message to Central African Republic
Here is a translation of the French-language message Pope Francis sent by video to the Central African Republic. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Central African Republic, A few days before the voyage that will bring me among you, I wish to tell you the joy that dwells in me, and already to greet eac...

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Gospel for Sunday, Nov. 22, Feast of Christ the King
Pilate said to Jesus, "Are you the King of the Jews?"  Jesus answered, "Do you say this on your own or have others told you about me?"  Pilate answered, "I am not a Jew, am I?  Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me.  What have you done?"  Jesus answered, "My kingdom does not bel...

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ANALYSIS: Playing With Life: The Unknown Consequences of IVF
Using artificial reproduction techniques is often seen as the solution for couples who have problems conceiving, or for women who prefer to postpone pregnancy. Yet, apart from any moral judgments, there are considerable drawbacks with various aspects of IVF. When a woman wishes to postpone childbirth, freezing s...

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Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square, on this solemnity of Christ the King and also the feast of St. Cecilia. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! On this last Sunday of the liturgical ye...

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Jesus’ Kingship Is Freeing, Not Oppressive, Says Pope
Jesus is not the king of another world but simply another kind of king, Pope Francis said today before praying the midday Angelus with those in St. Peter’s Square. On this feast of Christ the King, the last day of the liturgical year, the Pope considered the kingship of Jesus, drawing from the Gospel reading, wh...

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