Read more about the article Mission begins by meeting Jesus in the Scriptures and Eucharist, pope says
Pope Francis leads Benediction during a prayer service on New Year's Eve in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this Dec. 31, 2019, file photo. The connection between the missionary call of every disciple and the gift of Jesus present in the Eucharist were at the center of the pope's message for World Mission Sunday, which will be celebrated Oct. 22. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Mission begins by meeting Jesus in the Scriptures and Eucharist, pope says

‘What the world needs is the love of God, to encounter Christ, and believe in him’

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Read more about the article God ‘suffers’ when believers injure, ignore those God loves, pope says
Pope Francis meets Anglican Archbishop Ian Ernest, the archbishop of Canterbury's representative in Rome, and Orthodox Metropolitan Polykarpos of Italy, the Ecumenical Patriarchate's representative in Rome, during an ecumenical evening prayer service marking the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome Jan. 25, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

God ‘suffers’ when believers injure, ignore those God loves, pope says

‘It is the poor that Jesus proclaims blessed’

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Read more about the article Church tensions are not new or all bad, says Cardinal Hollerich
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg, relator general of the Synod of Bishops, speaks during a news conference at the Vatican Jan. 23, 2023. Also pictured is Anglican Archbishop Ian Ernest, the archbishop of Canterbury's representative in Rome. Speakers discussed an upcoming ecumenical prayer vigil to be held Sept. 30, 2023, before the meeting of the Synod of Bishops. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Church tensions are not new or all bad, says Cardinal Hollerich

‘Good tensions sometimes are necessary for harmony’

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Read more about the article French Daughter of Charity, oldest known person in world, dies at age 118
Sister André, a French Daughter of Charity who was the world's oldest known person, is pictured in an undated photo. Sister André died Jan. 17, 2023, at age 118 in a nursing home in Toulon, France. (OSV News photo/courtesy EHPAD Sainte Catherine Labouré)

French Daughter of Charity, oldest known person in world, dies at age 118

Sister André, a French Daughter of Charity who was the world’s oldest known person, is pictured in an undated photo. Sister André died Jan. 17, 2023, at age 118 in…

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Read more about the article Cardinal Pell’s faith, suffering remembered at Vatican funeral
A priest blesses the coffin of Australian Cardinal George Pell upon its arrival for a funeral Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 14, 2023. Cardinal Pell, former prefect of the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy, died Jan. 10 in Rome at the age of 81. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Cardinal Pell’s faith, suffering remembered at Vatican funeral

‘A man of God and a man of the Church’

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Read more about the article Papal condemnations of nuclear war ‘indispensable,’ says U.N. official
Pope Francis gives gifts to Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, during a meeting Jan. 12, 2023, in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Grossi said they discussed the threat of a disaster from bombings of a nuclear power plant in Ukraine. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Papal condemnations of nuclear war ‘indispensable,’ says U.N. official

Pope Francis said he hopes ‘concrete steps will be taken to end the war’

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Read more about the article What’s Lourdes’ secret? The Eucharist, reveals shrine’s chief medical officer
A man prays near a reliquary containing the relics of St. Bernadette at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City May 23, 2022. The relics of the Marian visionary of Lourdes, France, are touring the U.S. for the first time this year, after arriving in Miami April 7. The tour will conclude in Los Angeles Aug. 4. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

What’s Lourdes’ secret? The Eucharist, reveals shrine’s chief medical officer

Making friends with Jesus is ‘the fabulous part of Lourdes’

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Read more about the article Cardinal Pell dies at 81; he kept the faith even amid tribulation, pope says
Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives in procession for the funeral Mass of Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Jan. 5, 2023. Cardinal Pell, former prefect of the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy, died Jan. 10 in Rome at the age of 81. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Pell dies at 81; he kept the faith even amid tribulation, pope says

‘He is a great man, and we owe him so much”

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