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Pope asks prayers after great-nephews, their mother die in car crash

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POPE Francis asked people to join him in prayer on August 19 after he learned that two of his little great-nephews and their mother had died in a car crash in Argentina and his nephew was in critical condition. The dead were identified as the wife and two young sons of Pope Francis’ nephew Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio: Valeria Carmona, 39, ... Read More »

Pope talks airstrikes in Iraq, his health, possible US visit

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POPE Francis said the use of force can be justified to stop “unjust aggressors” such as Islamic State militants in north-eastern Iraq, but he declined to endorse United States military airstrikes against the militants and said such humanitarian interventions should not be decided on by any single country. The Pope also said he was willing to travel to the war ... Read More »

Pope tells youth forgiveness key to reconciling divided Korea

Pope Francis in South Korea

ADDRESSING young people from Korea and other Asian countries on their concerns about the future, Pope Francis said the best hope for reunification of the divided Korean peninsula lay in brotherly love and a spirit of forgiveness. “You are brothers who speak the same language,” the Pope said on August 15. “When you speak the same language in a family, ... Read More »

Pope to UN: Act to end the tragedy in Iraq

Children flee Iraq violence

POPE Francis formally asked United Nations agencies and the entire international community “to take action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway” in north-eastern Iraq. In a letter signed on August 9, but released by the Vatican only after it had been delivered, Pope Francis told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon immediate action was needed “to stop and to prevent further ... Read More »

Pope asks for international action to help Iraq’s persecuted Christians

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POPE Francis asked Catholics around the world to pray for tens of thousands of Christians from villages in north-eastern Iraq who were forced from their homes in the middle of the night on August 7 by Islamic State militants. The Pope also made a “pressing appeal to the international community to take initiatives to put an end to the humanitarian ... Read More »

Pope thanks 14-year-old Irish girl for supporting her abused mother

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POPE Francis has sent a thank-you note to a 14-year-old girl in Ireland. The Holy Father wrote Nicole Kane, of County Carlow, Ireland, a personal letter thanking her for being “such a support” to her mother, who was sexually abused, reported the Irish Times on Wednesday. “Thank you for writing to me,” the Pope’s letter read, “I am grateful that ... Read More »

In latest interview, Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness

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SLOWING down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness. In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly “Viva” on July 27, the Pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one’s life: 1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which ... Read More »

Leading by example: Pope offers abuse victims open ear, open heart

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By Carol Glatz MORE than a meeting and homily, Pope Francis laid out a clear road map for the Church when he celebrated Mass and welcomed abuse survivors to the Vatican. The morning he dedicated to six men and women who had been abused by clergy was a powerful combination of upholding the importance of having the letter of the ... Read More »

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