Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Pope to women Superiors General: mission is service, not servitude

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VATICAN CITY Pope Francis meets participants in the XXI Plenary Assembly of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) answering their questions and thanking them for their service.

Pope mandates reporting of sex abuse to church, not police

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to protect their flocks.

Pope Francis: Divine Mercy is found in Christ’s wounds

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VATICAN CITY — On Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on Christ’s wounds, which he said contain the difficulties and persecutions endured by people who suffer today.

Pope Francis: Like holy oil, priests must pour themselves out for others

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VATICAN CITY — The holy oil blessed at the Chrism Mass is a reminder of the priest’s call to be close to the People of God, pouring himself out in service to them, Pope Francis said Thursday.

Easter in Asia’s minority churches

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Persecution and martyrdom are signs of today's Christians. In Holy Week, we should remember our commitment to evangelization. Even as a minority.

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: True triumph is found in Christ’s humility

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VATICAN CITY — On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis warned against the temptation of “triumphalism,” encouraging Catholics to follow Jesus’s way of humility and obedience exemplified in His Passion.