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God's love and tenderness are at the heart of Christmas, Pope Francis said. Celebrating Mass Dec. 12, the pope said God's love is like that of a parent.
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In his first annual message for the Jan. 1 World Day of Peace, Pope Francis writes that peace and social justice are impossible without a spirit of fraternity based on recognition that all men and women are children of God.
Being humble is not the same as being impotent or having an inferiority complex, said the preacher of the papal household.
The trafficking of human beings is a crime against humanity and must be stopped, Pope Francis told diplomats.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh apologized to Church leaders for the police beating of protesters – including priests and nuns – during a march to Parliament advocating for rights for low-caste Christians.
Nine months after his election, Pope Francis has reconfirmed Cardinal Marc Ouellet as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, seen as one of the most powerful offices of the Roman Curia.
Pope Francis prayed that Catholics throughout the Americas would open their arms to the poor, to immigrants, to the unborn and to the aged just as Mary opens her arms to all.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson Dec. 9 received the Patronal Medal, an honour bestowed by Washington's Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America.
Katherine Russell, dressed as an angel, tells four-year-old Nori Bellucci-Mattice about the night Christ was born
Pilgrims camp outside Mexico City's Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in preparation for the Guadalupe feast Dec. 12.