Pope baptizes babies born in Italian earthquake zone
January 17, 2017

In a gesture of closeness to those who lost loved ones and homes following several devastating earthquakes, Pope Francis baptized 13 babies from central Italy. 

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Pope: Upcoming synod needs young people's voices
January 13, 2017

Pope Francis asked young people to tell him, their bishops and pastors about their hopes and struggles and even their criticisms.

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Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers
January 11, 2017

Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers.

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Georgia woman killed by gunman at Florida airport was parish stalwart
January 9, 2017

Olga Woltering, a bedrock member of her parish and the Atlanta Cursillo movement and beloved to her family and many friends, was among five people killed in the Jan. 6 shooting at a Florida airport.

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Pope: Magi's journey reflects our longing for God
January 6, 2017

The Magi had the courage to set out on a journey in the hope of finding something new, unlike Herod who was full of himself and unwilling to change his ways, Pope Francis said.

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Catholics in Congress: one-third of House, one-quarter of Senate
January 4, 2017

The religious makeup of the 115th Congress is significantly Christian -- 91 percent -- with Catholics constituting one-third of the House of Representatives and about a quarter of the Senate.

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Pope: Say 'no' to hatred, violence in new year
January 1, 2017

Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said.

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Vatican says 3.9 million pilgrims visited during Jubilee year
December 29, 2016

More than 3.9 million pilgrims visited and attended papal events, liturgies or prayer services during the Holy Year of Mercy in 2016, the Vatican said.

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