Read more about the article Advent is opportunity to get off pedestal of superiority, pope says
A Nativity scene figure and the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square are seen as Pope Francis leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking the square at the Vatican Dec. 4, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Advent is opportunity to get off pedestal of superiority, pope says

‘Hypocrisy is the greatest danger, because it can even ruin the most sacred realities’

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Read more about the article Being ‘inclusive’ of those with disabilities means valuing them, pope says
Pope Francis greets a woman at the end of an audience with people with disabilities Dec. 3, 2022, in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Being ‘inclusive’ of those with disabilities means valuing them, pope says

‘There is no inclusion if the experience of fraternity and mutual communion is missing’

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Read more about the article Regional representatives meet pope, discuss ‘continental phase’ of synod
Pope Francis greets Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, during a meeting with the presidents and coordinators of the regional assemblies of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican Nov. 28, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Regional representatives meet pope, discuss ‘continental phase’ of synod

‘We want to walk together with you and, above all, with the Holy Spirit and with Jesus, in order to mend our Church’

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Read more about the article Overcoming Christian divisions would give world hope, pope tells patriarch
Pope Francis greets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople at Sakhir Palace in Awali, Bahrain, in this Nov. 4, 2022, file photo. In a letter to Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis said Christians must acknowledge how sin has exacerbated divisions and how growing in holiness is part of the search for Christian unity. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Overcoming Christian divisions would give world hope, pope tells patriarch

‘The full restoration of communion among all the believers in Jesus Christ is an irrevocable commitment for every Christian’

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Read more about the article ‘Dream big,’ take small steps for peace each day, pope tells students
Pope Francis gives students a thumbs up as he leaves an audience with young people and teachers participating in Italy's National Network of Schools for Peace. At the audience Nov. 28, 2022, the pope told the young people to "dream big" like St. John XXIII and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

‘Dream big,’ take small steps for peace each day, pope tells students

‘Peace is always, always about us! Just as it always concerns another’

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Read more about the article Violence against women is a ‘scourge,’ pope says
Pope Francis greets members of the central anti-crime directorate of the Italian state police during an audience Nov. 26, 2022, in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. The pope spoke to the officers about the importance of education, prevention and swift justice in fighting violence against women. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Violence against women is a ‘scourge,’ pope says

‘Let us not tire of saying no to war, no to violence, yes to dialogue, yes to peace’

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Read more about the article Showing love, mercy are key to entering heaven, pope says on All Souls’ Day
Pope Francis prays during a memorial Mass for cardinals and bishops who have died over the past year, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 2, 2022, All Souls' Day. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Showing love, mercy are key to entering heaven, pope says on All Souls’ Day

God ‘waits for us among the poor and wounded of the world’

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Read more about the article Pope announces a second session for Synod of Bishops assembly
Cardinals and bishops attend the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo. On Oct. 2, 2022, Pope Francis heard syntheses from the listening phase of the 2023 Synod of Bishops. (CNS photo/Claudio Peri, pool via Reuters)

Pope announces a second session for Synod of Bishops assembly

‘It is necessary not to be in a rush’

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