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Pope Francis asked for prayers for his trip to Cuba and the United States, calling it "a mission" he had high hopes for.
Pope Francis has coaxed the Vatican to open a rail line for the public to experience papal history in the Italian town of Castel Gandolfo.
Pope Francis has instructed Vatican staff to lift the locks on places and spaces long closed to the general public — most recently, the papal summer home in Castel Gandolfo.
"Churches, parishes, institutions with closed doors must not call themselves a church; they must call themselves museums," said Pope Francis.
"The Gospel calls us, asks us to be near the least and the abandoned. To give them concrete hope, not just say 'Hang in there, have patience!'" Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis said the changes in the annulment process were motivated by “concern for the salvation of souls.
Pope Francis created a spectacle when he headed to Rome’s posh shopping district to make a surprise visit to his optician.
The Catholic Church now joins the Orthodox Church in marking Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
Always, but especially during a Holy Year, the Catholic Church does everything possible to help Catholics repent of their sins, receive forgiveness and draw closer to God.