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Pope Francis elevates the chalice as he celebrates Mass in Carpi, Italy, April 2, 2017. On June 29, 2022, the pope issued issued an apostolic letter insisting Catholics need to better understand the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council and its goal on promoting the "full, conscious, active and fruitful celebration" of the Mass. (CNS photo/Alessandro Garofalo, Reuters)

Catholics need better understanding of the Mass, pope says

’How can we grow in our capacity to live in full the liturgical action?’

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Read more about the article To evangelize is to live the Gospel, then share it, pope says
Pope Francis greets Father Valdir José De Castro, superior general of the Pauline Fathers, during an audience with participants in the order's general chapter, at the Vatican June 18, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

To evangelize is to live the Gospel, then share it, pope says

’The push of the Holy Spirit is what makes us come out of ourselves’

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Read more about the article Health care must be accessible to all, not select few, pope says 
Pope Francis arrives to lead an audience with representatives of the Italian health care association, Federsanità, at the Vatican June 4, 2022. The pope said that health care is a fundamental right for all and not a privilege for the rich while the poor and disadvantaged are left to the wayside. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Health care must be accessible to all, not select few, pope says 

‘Illnesses may mark the body, confuse thoughts and take away strength, but they can never nullify the value of human life’

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Read more about the article Pope: Interreligious dialogue is built on respect, sharing 
Pope Francis greets Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Dicastery for Eastern Churches, during an audience with members of the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican June 6, 2022. The cardinal, who had just returned from visiting Ukrainian refugees in Romania, presented the pope with artwork. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Pope: Interreligious dialogue is built on respect, sharing 

‘There is always another possible option: that of dialogue’

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Read more about the article Holy Spirit pushes people to repent, change, love, pope says 
Pope Francis gives the homily as he participates in Mass for the feast of Pentecost in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 5, 2022. The Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, who has substituted as the main celebrant on a few occasions when the pope has had health problems. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Holy Spirit pushes people to repent, change, love, pope says 

‘Let us sit at the school of the Holy Spirit, so that he can teach us all things’

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Read more about the article Liturgy must lead to awe, unity, mission, pope says 
Pope Francis arrives for an audience with students and professors of Rome's Pontifical Institute of Liturgy at St. Anselm, at the Vatican May 7, 2022. The pope said that the celebration of the liturgy and the study of it should lead to greater unity in the church, not division and squabbles. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Liturgy must lead to awe, unity, mission, pope says 

‘It is not possible to worship God and at the same time make the liturgy a battlefield’

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Read more about the article Cardinal reaffirms pope’s willingness to go to Moscow to try to stop war 
A local resident rides a bicycle past a bomb crater as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in the village of Demydiv, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, April 6, 2022. (CNS photo/Vladyslav Musiienko, Reuters)

Cardinal reaffirms pope’s willingness to go to Moscow to try to stop war 

‘We are waiting for them to tell us what they want’

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Read more about the article Christian divisions make fertile ground for conflict, pope says 
Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, speaks as Pope Francis meets with members of the council at the Vatican May 6, 2022. Seated are Cardinals Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Peter Turkson, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Christian divisions make fertile ground for conflict, pope says 

Ignoring the divisions ‘means tolerating that pollution of hearts’

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