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'No more death, no more exploitation,' pope says at U.S.-Mexico border
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico  --  Speaking from the symbolic platform of the U.S.-Mexico border, Pope Francis pleaded for the plight of immigrants while warning those refusing to offer safe shelter and passage that their actions and inhospitable attitudes were bringing about dishonor and self-destruction as their hearts hardened and they "lost their sensitivity to pain." More ...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
POPE IN CUBA: Visit to Cuban shrine gives pope quiet time for prayer
SANTIAGO, Cuba  -- In one of the calmer, more intimate moments of his visit to Cuba, Pope Francis and the country's bishops offered special prayers to the Cuba's patroness, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre. More ...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
POPE IN CUBA: Pope calls for 'revolution of tenderness' in Cuba
SANTIAGO, Cuba  -- Pope Francis called Cubans to a "revolution of tenderness" as he celebrated Mass in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, the country's patroness. More ...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
FROM CUBA TO D.C.: Meeting reporters on plane, pope defends his teaching on social issues
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM CUBA -- Pope Francis defended his position on the economy, the environment and other social issues as faithful repetitions of the basic Catholic social doctrine. More ...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
U.S. diplomat tells pilgrims they can help normalize relations with Cuba
HAVANA  -- The top U.S. diplomat to Cuba told a group of U.S. Catholics that they can help play a role in their country's normalization of relations with Cuba. More ...
Monday, September 21, 2015
POPE IN CUBA: Holguin Catholics experience the unimaginable: papal Mass in public
HOLGUIN, Cuba -- The scene would have been unimaginable a few years ago: A Catholic Mass in Holguin's Revolution Plaza, where May Day parades and other patriotic events exalting the Cuban Revolution take place. More ...
Monday, September 21, 2015
Cuba cathedral restoration, begun after Sandy, finishes just in time
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba  -- Behind the plush red chair in which Pope Francis will sit, a maintenance crew rushed to put the finishing touches on the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, built on the same plot where Cuba's first cathedral was constructed nearly 500 years ago. More ...
Sunday, September 20, 2015
POPE IN CUBA: As Cuba hosts Colombia peace talks, pope prays for their success
HAVANA -- Vatican officials ruled out a Pope Francis meeting in Cuba with representatives of the Colombian government and a Colombian rebel group, but the pope offered public prayers for the success of their peace talks. More ...
Sunday, September 20, 2015
After decades of separation, Cuban-Americans return to homeland
HAVANA -- With looks of astonishment and joy, dozens of Cuban-Americans stepped off a charter flight from Miami to Havana Sept. 18 in advance of Pope Francis' visit. More ...
Sunday, September 20, 2015
POPE IN CUBA: Serve people, not ideology, pope tells Cubans at Havana Mass
HAVANA -- As Cubans finally face the prospects of calmer relationships and greater ease of communication and commerce with the United States, Pope Francis told the Cuban people that love and service, not anyone's ideology, are the keys to their happiness. More ...
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Pope arrives in Cuba calling for freedom, better U.S.-Cuba relations
HAVANA  -- Pope Francis began his visit to Cuba praying for greater freedom for the island's people and calling on U.S. and Cuban politicians to continue moving toward fully normal and neighborly relations. More ...
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Keepsake book, DVD to chronicle fall events
While the World Meeting of Families and the papal visit will not take place until next month, organizers are already offering faithful and fans alike the chance to learn more about the various keepsake items that will be produced to help preserve the memory of the historic events. More ...
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Pope's visits to Cuba, U.S. to highlight families, charity, tolerance
VATICAN CITY -- In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic's approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit. More ...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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