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‘Invest in love,’ pope says on first World Day of the Poor

By Catholic News Service | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People have a basic choice in the way they live: either striving to build up treasures on earth or giving to others in order to gain heaven, Pope Francis said.

Pope sends condolences after quake kills hundreds in Iran, Iraq

By Catholic News Service | November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis sent messages of condolence to people in Iran and Iraq after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed more than 400 people, mostly in Iran.

Pope tops 40 million followers on Twitter, 5 million on Instagram

By Catholic News Service | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Matthew Fowler VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ @Pontifex Twitter accounts reached more than 40 million followers just a few months before the fifth anniversary of when Pope Benedict XVI launched the initiative.

Pope pledges church commitment to fight child abuse online, offline

By Catholic News Service | October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Acknowledging how often the Catholic Church failed to protect children from sexual abuse, Pope Francis pledged “to work strenuously and with foresight for the protection of minors and their dignity,” including online.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Las Vegas shooting

By NZ Catholic Staff | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to those affected by the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, which left more than fifty people dead, and hundreds more wounded, the Vatican Radio reported.

Pope’s communications day theme: Truth in age of ‘fake news’

By Rowena Orejana | October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Given the strong divisions sparked and fueled by “fake news,” Pope Francis is highlighting the importance of truth in his message for World Communications Day.