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  • A 'cry of hope' after the death of Father Hamel

    Paris, France, Jul 29, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- At a Mass said for the victims of Tuesday's church attack in France, the Archbishop of Paris appealed for hope as he remembered Father Jacques Hamel, who was killed by two Islamic State terrorists as he ...

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  • Heroism and sacrifice: The Catholic history of Auschwitz

    Rome, Italy, Jul 29, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- Pope Francis sat quietly in one of Auschwitz's most ominous prison cells, praying in what had been the inhumane living space of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Catholic priest martyred during the Holocaust. St. ...

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  • Follow Jesus' Way of the Cross through works of mercy, pope says

    KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) -- By embracing the hunger, thirst and loneliness of others, young people can touch Jesus' cross and experience the light of the resurrection, Pope Francis said. It was Jesus who chose to identify with people who suffer pain and ...

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  • Pope tells very ill kids 'no easy answers' to questions on suffering

    KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) -- Questions about suffering have "no easy answers," Pope Francis said in a visit to Children's University Hospital. "How I would wish that we Christians could be as close to the sick as Jesus was, embracing them and willingly seeking ...

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Pope Francis: Cruelty did not end at Auschwitz; it continues today


KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) -- Humankind's cruelty did not end with the Holocaust, but rages on in the suffering of those living through war, homelessness and persecution, Pope Francis said. "This cruelty exists today. We say: 'Yes, we have seen cruelty, 70 years ago; how they died shot, hanged or gassed.' But today, in so many places in the world where there is war, the same thing happens," the pope told a crowd gathered late July 29 outside the archbishop's residence in Krakow where he is staying.

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'Go out,' keep writing Gospel of mercy, pope tells clergy, religious


KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) -- Catholic priests and nuns must renounce their personal interests and create a church that "goes into the world" with "living writers of the Gospel," Pope Francis said. "In our lives as priests and consecrated persons, we can often be tempted to remain enclosed, out of fear or convenience, within ourselves and in our surroundings," the pontiff said July 30 during a Mass with Polish religious, priests, seminarians and bishops.

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A 'cry of hope' after the death of Father Hamel


Paris, France, Jul 29, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- At a Mass said for the victims of Tuesday's church attack in France, the Archbishop of Paris appealed for hope as he remembered Father Jacques Hamel, who was killed by two Islamic State terrorists as he was celebrating the Eucharist.

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