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Could Pope Francis go to China?

WHEN Pope Francis visits South Korea, on August 14-18, he will take part in Asian Youth Day with delegates from some 30 countries, preside over the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs and meet with President Park Geun-hye. South Korea is one of Asia’s major economies, with a small but growing Catholic Church. It is also half of a divided peninsula, ... Read More »

Pope on Corpus Christi: Jesus in the Eucharist gives life, love

Pope Francis elevates Eucharist

JESUS is the living bread that can satisfy a person’s deepest yearnings, Pope Francis said on the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. “Besides physical hunger, people have another hunger, one that cannot be satisfied with ordinary food,” the Pope said on June 19. “It is the hunger for life, hunger for love (and) hunger for eternity.” Although ... Read More »

Pope asks prayers, dignified welcome for refugees

Myanmar refugee camp

ADDRESSING Mary as “mother of refugees”, Pope Francis offered prayers for the millions of people in the world forced to flee their homelands, and he asked Catholics to reach out to them with assistance and a real welcome. “Remember, Jesus was a refugee; he and Mary and Joseph had to go to Egypt to save his life,” the Pope said ... Read More »

Pope lightens his summer schedule, as he did in 2013

Pope Francis greets crowd

POPE Francis’ schedule for summer 2014 is almost an exact duplicate of the schedule he kept in 2013, except he will be making an August trip to South Korea for Asian Youth Day. Last year, he travelled to Brazil in July for World Youth Day. Publishing information about the Pope’s summer plans on June 14, the Vatican said that as ... Read More »

Church rediscovers its role as mother by welcoming, loving, Pope says

Pope Francis with people

“I LIKE to dream of a Church that lives the compassion of Jesus,” Pope Francis told more than 7000 priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome. If every parish embodied the virtues of compassion, tenderness, patience and welcoming, the Catholic Church would be the mother she claimed to be and would continue to generate numerous ... Read More »

Archbishop Sheen close to beatification

Fulton Sheen

THE possible miracle needed for the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen took another step toward papal recognition on June 17 when a panel of theologians met at the Vatican, the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation announced. As a normal part of the sainthood process, the theologians met to consider whether or not the promoters of Archbishop Sheen’s cause demonstrated that the ... Read More »

Pope, Anglican archbishop urge joint action to share God’s love

Anglican meeting

ALTHOUGH they have not yet reached full unity, Roman Catholics and Anglicans continue their dialogue, come together in prayer and work side by side, including on a new project to combat human trafficking around the world. “I thank God that, as disciples sent to heal a wounded world, we stand together with perseverance and determination in opposing this grave evil,” ... Read More »

Focus on prayer, the poor, peace, Pope says

Pope Francis with people

IN a historic square in the centre of Rome, Pope Francis urged Catholics to gather strength in prayer and then set out for the margins of society, bringing the Gospel and material aid to the poor, the elderly, the young and the excluded. “Prayer saves the anonymous city dweller from a temptation that we, too, face: activism that believes everything ... Read More »

Christians from Mosul say they have been targetted for months

Iraqi refugee

THE fall of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, to Islamist militants in early June sent half a million residents scurrying for safety, but Christians from the city say they were targetted long before Iraqi security forces abandoned the major political and economic hub. “We, Christians, have been objects of kidnapping, torture and killing by extremists hoping to extort money from us ... Read More »

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