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Maradona's quote after Pope's inter-religious peace match is priceless

Pope Francis is a big soccer fan. He’s also a pretty big deal, so when the Argentine-born Roman Catholic leader issued a call for an inter-religious soccer match for peace, the big names came out. 382 more words

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Five earthquake survivors to dine with Pope Francis - Tagbilaran Bishop Medroso

Five survivors of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in central Philippines in 2013 will be among individuals who will meet and eat with Pope Francis when he comes to the Philippines for his pastoral visit in January, Bishop Leonardo Medroso of Tagbilaran said. 248 more words

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Pope: When we become worldly, we lose Christian flavor

Christians must avoid the temptation to conform to the world, Pope Francis cautioned Aug. 31, stressing that they should instead allow their faith to transform the world around them. 408 more words

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Pope Francis to Iraqi priest: I'll never leave or forget you

After sending a letter to Pope Francis on the plight Iraqi refugees fleeing ISIS violence, Father Behnam Benoka received a phone call from the pontiff who gave his blessing and assured of his prayers. 1,318 more words

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Faith is rooted in God -- not human approval, Pope Francis says

Faith is not founded upon human wisdom, but on the power of God, as made manifest in the Gospel. This was one of the main themes of Pope Francis’ homily on Monday morning, resuming daily Mass at the Santa Marta residence following the summer holidays. 469 more words

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Calumny about Jewels & Shepherds

Herb wanted to share his calumny with us:

What would Jesus’ or Peter’s reaction be today to bishops, cardinals and the popes parading around in excessive jewel-bedecked outfits? 142 more words

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Prayer for Peace

Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!
We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms.

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