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Helping the poor is not a papal fad but a duty, says pope

19 November 2018 | by Carol Glatz, CNS

As the rich get richer, the increasing misery and cries of the poor are ignored every day, Pope Francis said in his homily on Sunday. Christians cannot stand with arms "folded in indifference" or thrown up in the air in helpless resignation.

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI have both sent letters to Fr. Federico Lombardi to mark the inauguration of the 2018 International Symposium 'Fundamental Rights and Conflicts Among Rights', being held by the Ratzinger Foundation in Rome.


Pope meets Israeli president at the Vatican

15 November 2018 | by Carol Glatz, CNS

Pope Francis welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to the Vatican Nov. 15 for a private discussion that included the importance of building greater trust between Israelis and Palestinians.

Pope Francis said:  "The historical page of the First World War is a severe warning for all to reject the culture of war and seek every legitimate means to put an end to the conflicts that still bleed several regions of the world."

Modern martyrs show unity in Christ, says Pope Francis

12 November 2018 | by Cindy Wooden, CNS

Pope Francis and Catholicos Gewargis III, patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, have appealed to the international community to help bring peace to Syria and Iraq. They also paid homage to persecuted Christians in the region. 

A Christian cannot be an anti-semite Pope Francis told a group of Jewish leaders in the Vatican as he condemned the rising global tide of hostility toward Jews. 

In the wake of a deadly attack against Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt, Pope Francis prayed for the victims, their families and the entire Christian community.

World peace must begin in individuals' hearts and in their families by saying "no" to pride and rivalry, Pope Francis said.

Countries do not develop by themselves; they are built by migrants, Pope Francis said.

How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but so many people watching or standing nearby either cannot or just do not care, Pope Francis asked.


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