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Papal summer: Benedict heads for hilltop villa, Francis trims schedule
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Retired Pope Benedict XVI talks with Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican June 30.
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Retired Pope Benedict XVI talks with Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican June 30.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis visited retired Pope Benedict XVI at his Vatican residence June 30 to wish him a happy summer.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Catholic economist: Pope has 'measured' critique of U.S. economy

VATICAN CITY — Harsh criticisms meted out by Pope Francis on free-market capitalism have sparked backlash from some fiscal conservatives and have led some people to call him "anti-capitalist" or even Marxist.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Pope's visits to Cuba, U.S. to highlight families, charity, tolerance

VATICAN CITY — In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic's approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Vatican signs agreement with Palestine, calls for two-state solution

VATICAN CITY — The Holy See and Palestine have signed a historic agreement that supports a two-state solution to the ongoing conflict in the Holy Land, based on the 1967 borders between Israel and Palestine.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Pope Francis contemplates Shroud of Turin, calls it 'icon of love'

VATICAN CITY — It took place in silence and lasted only a few minutes, but Pope Francis' time of prayer and contemplation before the Shroud of Turin was marked with gestures of reverence and tenderness.

Monday, June 22, 2015
All creation sings God's praise
VATICAN CITY— The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home."
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Pope offers 'Stone Age' tips to youth for living the digital world well

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Whether you still stick to books or magazines or get everything online, Pope Francis said all media should encourage and edify -- not enslave.

Monday, June 8, 2015
Vatican ready to announce decision, guidelines on Medjugorje, pope says

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Pope Francis said the Vatican was ready to make an announcement concerning the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
War, greed, consumerism, 'cult of appearance' harm families, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Families are weakened and destroyed by war, "the mother of all forms of poverty," as well as by economies and policies that worship money and power, Pope Francis said.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Pope, in interview, talks about his daily habits, hopes, concerns

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said he wants to be remembered as "a good person who tried to do good. I cannot ask for anything more than that."

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Holy Spirit leads to truth, renews the earth, emboldens, pope says

VATICAN CITY — The power of the Holy Spirit transforms people into bold witnesses of the Gospel, who reach out to others, exercise charity and live in harmony with creation, Pope Francis said.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Pope, council discuss synod document; bishops hold study day in Rome

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and members of the council of the Synod of Bishops met May 25-26 to review input from around the world for October's synod on the family and made their final suggestions for the synod's working document.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Pope says parents must not exclude themselves from children's lives

VATICAN CITY — Parents must not exclude themselves from their children's lives and, despite what some "experts" may say, they must take an active role in their children's education, said Pope Francis during his general audience in St. Peter's Square May 20.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
'Be joyful shepherds'
VATICAN CITY — Bishops must have "ecclesial sensitivity," being bold in denouncing cultural trends that offend human dignity, but also trusting their lay faithful to fulfill their vocations in the world, Pope Francis said.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Coaching key for Catholic values
Coaches need to show integrity, fairness, patience, joy and kindness, especially toward those who are struggling, Pope Francis said. Resources and time must be invested in educating coaches and trainers so that they can be "authentic witnesses of life and lived faith."
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Pope Francis says 'Mind your manners'
Pope Francis urges families to focus on gratitude, and to remember to say 'thank you,' 'may I?' and 'forgive me.'
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Not enough to love Francis, must live his teachings, says archbishop

VATICAN CITY — Wake up and take action; Pope Francis makes this call in "The Joy of the Gospel," but it seems people "are still sleeping, caught up in a million secondary things," said Archbishop Victor Fernandez.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Pope signs decrees in causes for Blessed Serra, married couple, martyrs

VATICAN CITY — Although he already has said he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington in September, Pope Francis formally approved a sentence by members of the Congregation for Saints' Causes recommending the move.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Pope Francis to meet Raul Castro ahead of Cuba visit

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was scheduled to meet Cuban President Raul Castro at the Vatican May 10, less than five months ahead of the pontiff's visit to the island nation.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Vatican unveils logo, prayer, details of Holy Year of Mercy

VATICAN CITY — The Holy Year of Mercy will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people's "real needs" with concrete assistance, to experience a "true pilgrimage" on foot, and to send "missionaries of mercy" throughout the world to forgive even the most serious of sins, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Put your problems, concerns, loved ones in the Lord's hands, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Trials and tribulations are part of life for Christians, like anyone else, but believers draw strength and hope from entrusting themselves and their problems to the Lord, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Pope suggests 'Divine Comedy' as important reading for Year of Mercy

VATICAN CITY — Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" is more than a literary masterpiece, it is an invitation "to rediscover the lost or obscured meaning of our human path and to hope to see again the glowing horizon on which the dignity of the human person shines in its fullness," Pope Francis said.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Issues of marriage, sexuality should not threaten ecumenism, says pope

VATICAN CITY — The dignity of human life, family, marriage and sexuality are "urgent" issues that "cannot be silenced or ignored for fear" of threatening ecumenical achievements, said Pope Francis during an audience with Archbishop Antje Jackelen of Uppsala, Sweden.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Aid must not 'hinder church's freedom,' pope tells Congolese bishops

VATICAN CITY — Financial aid given to dioceses in need must not limit the freedom of bishops or of the church, said Pope Francis in a message to the bishops of the Republic of Congo.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Pope begins parish visit at amusement park

ROME — Before celebrating Mass in a parish in Ostia, Rome's seaside community, Pope Francis stopped to see two Little Sisters of Jesus who live in a trailer at an amusement park, sharing their lives and faith with the carnival workers.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Pope names new commission to implement reform of Vatican media

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has set up a five-person committee — which includes Irish Msgr. Paul Tighe — to find ways to implement recommendations for streamlining and modernizing the Vatican's many communications structures.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Divided Christians honor martyrs by fidelity, seeking unity, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Divided Christians honor the sacrifice of their martyrs when they try to live according to the Gospel and work together to share the Gospel, Pope Francis said.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Being Christian is service, not 'makeup' for a pretty soul, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Being Christian is humbly serving others, not applying "makeup" to your soul to make it prettier, Pope Francis said.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Poor, marginalized to get VIP seating at Vatican charity concert

VATICAN CITY — For an upcoming Vatican charity concert, Rome's immigrants, poor, elderly and marginalized will be getting front-row VIP treatment, while benefactors will be seated in the back.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
U.N. head looks to religions for 'moral leadership' on climate change

VATICAN CITY — Promoting sustainable development and mitigating climate change will take more than just global policies and agreements, it will also take a strong, unified stance from the world's religions, the secretary-general of the United Nations said at the Vatican.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Pope to visit Cuba first before heading to United States in September

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September before his trip to the United States.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Pope: Everyone loses when culture doesn't care about marriage, family

VATICAN CITY — God's plan for fruitful, everlasting unions between a man and woman has been lost in a world filled with skepticism, distrust and hostility, Pope Francis said.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Buddhists, Christians must join to fight modern slavery, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY — Buddhists and Christians must "cooperate together to end the social plague" of modern slavery, said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Atrocities show need to strengthen dialogue with Muslims, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said interreligious dialogue with the Muslim community must be strengthened given "the barbarism underway" by terrorists claiming to be Muslims.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Earth Day

VATICAN CITY — Marking the celebration of Earth Day, Pope Francis asked that everyone recognize the earth as God's gift to protect and cultivate, sharing the world's natural resources.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Pope receives fine-art Bible created to 'ignite spiritual imagination'

VATICAN CITY — Military tanks, oil derricks and cancer cells are among the contemporary depictions of the afflictions prefigured by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in a fine-art edition of the Book of Revelation given to Pope Francis.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Rome rabbi credited with fostering Jewish-Catholic relations dies

VATICAN CITY — Rome's retired chief rabbi, who played a key role in fostering closer ties between Jews and Catholics, died April 19 at the age of 99.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Pope calls for Catholic-Jewish witness of faith, defense of believers

VATICAN CITY — European Christians and Jews must stand together in witnessing to faith in God and in defending one another from discrimination and persecution around the world, Pope Francis said.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Pope Francis warns against worldliness, pagan living

VATICAN CITY — To avoid living like pagans, Christians must guard against the temptation of "slipping toward worldliness and power" and of seeking Jesus only to fulfill their material interests, said Pope Francis.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Pope urges prayers, action on behalf of migrants, unemployed, poor

VATICAN CITY — The poor, migrants in search of a better life and the unemployed want what all human beings want: life, dignity and a chance to earn a decent living, Pope Francis said in several speeches urging compassion and assistance by both governments and individuals.

Monday, April 20, 2015
'Saint' Serra highlights Hispanic contribution to U.S., official says

VATICAN CITY — The canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra will give the United States its first Hispanic saint, which should help more Americans realize that the country was settled by both Hispanics and Anglos, said the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Pope will meet youths, religious leaders in June visit to Sarajevo

VATICAN CITY — After a quick flight over Italy and the Adriatic Sea, Pope Francis will make an 11-hour visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina June 6, taking time to meet with the nation's leaders and bishops, and also spending time with young people.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Harmony, sharing, patience are signs of Spirit's presence, pope says

VATICAN CITY — The presence of the Holy Spirit makes Christian communities places of harmony and sharing where wealth is not accumulated, but put at the service of the needy, Pope Francis said.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Cardinal issues 'beatitudes' and priorities for novice directors

VATICAN CITY — A new set of "beatitudes" and priorities for novice directors recognizes the personal, professional and spiritual challenges involved in formation and seeks to offer encouragement in a general climate of decreased vocations to religious life.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
WATCH: War of the sexes: Gender theory is the problem, not solution, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Eradicating male and female identities does nothing to solve the problem of unfair or disrespectful treatment based on people's gender, Pope Francis said.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
St. John Paul's trip planner, former head of Vatican Radio dies at 93

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Roberto Tucci, best known for having managed the travel logistics of the former globe-trotting pope, St. John Paul II, died April 14 in Rome at the age of 93.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Christians in Yemen keep low profile but continue to pray, bishop says

VATICAN CITY — The few Christians remaining in war-torn Yemen gather for liturgies and prayer meetings in the basement of a villa in the city of Sanaa where they remain "invisible" in order to stay safe, Bishop Paul Hinder told Vatican Radio April 13.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Pope, cardinal advisers discuss bishops' accountability in abuse cases

VATICAN CITY — The question of accountability for bishops and religious superiors who fail to follow through on protecting minors from abuse was "put on the table" during the latest meeting between Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals, said the Vatican spokesman.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
WATCH: Cardinal says education is key to Iraqi refugees' recovery

VATICAN CITY — Educating children is the best way to help displaced Iraqi Christians recover from the traumatic experience of being chased from their homes by Islamic State militants, said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, after an April 11-12 visit to Irbil.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Vocations are calls to embark on exodus to Promised Land, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Following a vocation to the priesthood or religious life is to live an experience of "exodus" -- to joyfully leave behind all that enslaves and journey to a Promised Land of love, service and mission, Pope Francis said.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Pope says children are never a mistake, calls adults to responsibility

VATICAN CITY — Children are never a "mistake" and no sacrifice is too great for an adult to make so that children can feel their worth, Pope Francis said.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Montreal's Cardinal Turcotte, cleric with common touch, dies at age 78

MONTREAL — Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, cardinal of the people, died April 8 in Montreal's Marie-Clarac Hospital.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Share Easter joy, defend persecuted Christians, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Christians live the joy of the Resurrection when they share a smile with someone, weep with those who mourn and defend the rights of those persecuted for their faith, Pope Francis said.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Pope Francis encourages peace negotiations in Colombia, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called on the people of Colombia to work toward peace, and maintain hope that negotiations will succeed, according to the Vatican secretary of state.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Humility is key to understanding Easter, sharing its joy, pope says

VATICAN CITY — To enter Christ's empty tomb like the disciples and see that he has risen, Christians today also must "bend down," Pope Francis said in his Easter message.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

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