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Pope Francis Has Personally Met Some 12,000 People

Religion News Service | T.J. Thomson & Josephine McKenna | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion

While many of his younger Italian brethren might still be sleeping, Rome’s 77-year-old bishop is up at 4:45 a.m., and ready for another 15-hour day....

The Audacity Of Pope

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

(RNS) When Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meet at the Vatican next Sunday (June 8), it will be anoth...

Will Pope Francis Retire Too?

Reuters | Phillip Pullella | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Monday he would be open to retiring eventually like his predecessor, Benedict XVI, instead of ruling for life, adding...

Cardinal Slams U.S. Nuns For Honoring Feminist Theologian

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which represents the majority of U.S. nuns, was sharply rebuked by Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, pref...

These People Want Pope Francis To Stop Washing Everyone's Feet

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

(RNS) On Thursday evening (April 17), in a familiar reprise of an ancient rite, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wis., will wash the feet of 12 men, ...

Did Pope Francis 'Abolish Sin?'

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican felt compelled on Tuesday to deny that Pope Francis had "abolished sin", after a well-known Italian intellectual ...

'The Pope Doesn't Want Bureaucrats, He Wants Pastors'

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 12.18.2013 | Religion

ROME (RNS) As part of Pope Francis’ pastoral reforms, all 44 senior members of the Roman Curia, or governing body, must take turns hearing confessio...

New Yorker's 'Heavenly' Pope Cover

Posted 12.17.2013 | Religion

Much has been written about Pope Francis' humble personality, but the image of him on the cover of this week's New Yorker perfectly captures the Ponti...

Man With Disfigured Face Speaks Out On Pope's Blessing

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion

Oreste Tornani, a man with a disfigured face, told Catholic News Agency that he "felt very close" to the Pope when they met briefly on Nov. 20 in a mo...

Pope Francis On Shopping Season: 'Don't Forget The Poor'

Posted 12.09.2013 | Religion

As Rome's Christmas shopping season officially kicked off on December 8, Pope Francis paid a personal visit to Via Condotti, a street in the heart of ...

Can Prayer Help End World Hunger By 2025?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

On Dec. 10th, 2013, Pope Francis is inviting the world to join him in a global wave of prayer to end world hunger that will begin at noon in Tonga, pr...

Obama Quotes Pope

Posted 12.04.2013 | Religion

The Pope is making the world sit up and pay attention to poverty with his dedication to serving the poor, and it looks like world leaders are taking a...

The Amazing Thing Pope Francis Does At Night

Posted 12.03.2013 | Religion

A recent interview with Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the "Almoner of His Holiness," raised speculation that the Pope joins him on his nightly trips in...

Seeing Each Person As A Child Of God

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

While many spiritual leaders preach the importance of compassion, Pope Francis gives us all yet another example of what it really looks like to live a...

Pope Francis Offers Compassionate Touch To Severely Disfigured Man

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 12.19.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis' compassionate nature was poignantly captured in this image of him tenderly comforting a sick man by kissing him on the head. Pope Fra...

Pope Answers Prayers Of Elderly Mugging Victim

Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion

A Venetian woman in her 80s was robbed of about 50 euros as well as her purse, as she traveled to visit her sick husband in the hospital, but the stor...

Pope Francis Says All Who Do Good Are Redeemed - Atheists Included

Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists. During ...