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April 28, 2017
Pope, Coptic patriarch honor martyrs, urge unity for peace

Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where dozens of Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed by an Islamic State militant last year, Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II paid homage to those who were killed for their faith.

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April 28, 2017
Pope Francis begins two-day visit to Egypt
Pope Francis begins two-day visit to Egypt

Calling his visit to Egypt a journey of "unity and fraternity," Pope Francis launched a powerful call to the nation's religious leaders to expose violence masquerading as holy and condemn religiously inspired hatred as an idolatrous caricature of God.

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April 27, 2017
Cardinal Dolan slams DNC pledge to support only pro-abortion candidates

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan described the recent pledge from the Democratic National Committee's chair to support only pro-abortion candidates "disturbing" and "intolerant."

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April 26, 2017
Pope: Why be afraid when God is always showing the way

 Christians always have hope, no matter how bleak, bad or uncertain the journey, because they know God is always by their side, Pope Francis said.

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April 26, 2017
Pope urges people to make real connections
Pope urges people to make real connections

While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future.

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April 24, 2017
French bishops offer divided voters guidelines on presidential runoff
French bishops offer divided voters guidelines on presidential runoff

A few hours after the announcement of the winners of the first round of the French presidential election, the French bishops' conference published a reflection on voting in the final round.

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April 24, 2017
Security is tight as pope heads to Egypt
Security is tight as pope heads to Egypt

Despite the ongoing risk of terrorism, Pope Francis planned to travel to Egypt as a sign of being close to the people there, said Greg Burke, Vatican spokesman.

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April 24, 2017
Pope: Mercy opens the door to understanding the mystery of God

Mercy is a true form of knowledge that allows men and women to understand the mystery of God's love for humanity, Pope Francis said.

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April 24, 2017
Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs, calls for witnesses of God's love

The Christian church today needs believers who witness each day to the power of God's love, but it also needs the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even when it means giving up their lives, Pope Francis said.

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