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Thumbnail papafranciscocolombia twitter 04092017 cna Ahead of Colombia visit, Pope says world needs builders of peace, dialogue

Two days ahead of his symbolic visit to Colombia, Pope Francis sent a video message to the nation, telling citizens he comes as a pilgrim of hope,...

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Thumbnail violence during protests in venezuela credit diariocritico de venezuela via flickr cc by 20 cna Archbishop: There's a 'bloodbath' going on in Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela, Jan 31, 2017 / 02:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When asked by a reporter about the threat of civil war in his country, Archbishop...

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Thumbnail cna 59b2ba796166f 134970 1 Be humble in serving your brothers and sisters in need, Pope says in Colombia

In his Angelus address Sunday, Pope Francis said the story of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, the patroness of Colombia, provides an example of the...

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Thumbnail cardinal jorge urosa archbishop of caracas venezuela spoke with cna in rome on feb 13 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 2 cna 2 16 15 Cardinal calls eviction of Venezuela's legislature 'unacceptable'

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas expressed Tuesday his “astonishment and rejection” of a series of measures that violate the “will of the...

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Thumbnail chilean flag in the court of st damasso during the arrival of chilean president michelle bachelet on june 5 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 6 5 15 Chile hopes Pope Francis' visit will bring a 'revolution of tenderness'

Rome, Italy, Jul 15, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of communications for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Chile said the country is in...

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Thumbnail pope francis receives key to the city of bogota during his papal visit to colombia sept 7 2017 credit david ramos cna Christ calls Colombia to cast a net of peace, Pope Francis says

Just as Christ called Peter to cast his nest where there seemed to be no fish, Christ is calling Colombians to take risks in order to build a...

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Thumbnail 20170907t1334 97 cns pope colombia bishops Don't let anything silence the truth, Pope tells Colombian bishops

In a lengthy speech on Thursday, Pope Francis urged the bishops of Colombia to uphold their pastoral responsibilities, proclaiming and teaching the...

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Thumbnail church of national gratitude in chile courtesy of the archbishop of santiago via aci prensa cna Firebomb is latest in series of attacks against iconic Chilean church

A religious congregation voiced sorrow and called for greater respect for faith after the iconic Church of National Gratitude in Santiago de Chile...

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Thumbnail 20170908t1823 0743 cns pope colombia reconciliation Forgiveness is the first step to ending cycle of violence, Pope says

Pope Francis told the Colombian people Friday that while it will be challenging, they must let go the anger caused by years of painful suffering...

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Thumbnail vatican journalist aura miguel with portugal based radio renascena interviews pope francis sept 8 2015 credit losservatore romano cna Full Text of Pope Francis' interview with Portuguese radio station

In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis touched on a variety of serious and lighthearted topics, such as the current refugee crisis, youth...

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Thumbnail pope francis waves to pilgrims during his may 25 2016 general audience in st peters square credit daniel ibez cna It's official: Pope Francis will visit Colombia September 6-11

Vatican City, Mar 10, 2017 / 08:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis will make a six-day trip to Colombia in...

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Thumbnail pope francis speaks to celam representatives and bishops from latin america in the bogota nunciature on sept 7 2017 credit a lvaro de juana 5 cna Pope Francis lays out his vision for Church's mission in Latin America

The Catholic Church must avoid a sense of superiority and clericalism and instead teach forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice, Pope Francis said...

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Thumbnail the flag of venezuela credit alex lanz via flickr cc by nc sa 20 with filter cna Pope Francis: United Nations must help in Venezuela crisis

Aboard his overnight flight from Colombia to Rome Sunday, Pope Francis touched on the dire political and human rights crisis that continues to...

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Thumbnail pope francis credit polifoto shutterstock colombia flag credit j stephen conn flickr cc by nc 20 cna Pope's Colombia trip about faith, not politics, Vatican official says

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the South American country of Colombia Sept. 6-11 isn't a political statement a Vatican official said, but about...

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Thumbnail 20170906t2038 89 cns pope colombia arrive Pope to Colombian authorities: Eliminate violence by upholding dignity of all

In the first formal speech of his visit to Colombia, Pope Francis on Thursday told government authorities that the key to eliminating conflict is...

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Thumbnail pope francis at the general audience in st peters square on june 21 2017 credit losservatore romano cna Pope urges Peruvians to focus on hope, unity ahead of trip

Pope Francis has sent a special message to Peruvians ahead of his visit to their country next year, telling them to look to the great saints of the...

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Thumbnail violence during protests in venezuela credit diariocritico de venezuela via flickr cc by 20 cna 2 Shots fired at people voting outside church in Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela, Jul 17, 2017 / 01:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Armed civilians who support the Venezuelan regime opened fire against a large crowd...

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Thumbnail pilgrims from colombia in st peters square during the general audience april 20 2016 credit daniel ibanez cna 4 20 16 Simplicity and transparency are key to Pope Francis' Colombia trip

Simplicity and transparency have been key words in the preparations for Pope Francis' visit to Colombia, according to the secretary general of the...

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