Francis prays during the meeting at the Olympic Stadium in Rome (AP)
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The Devil is seeking to destroy the family, Pope Francis said at a meeting of Catholic charismatics at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on Sunday (full video).
When God the Father “looks at Jesus’s wounds he always forgives us“, the Pope said before the Regina Caeli yesterday (full text, full video).
Gunmen have freed two Italian priests and a Canadian nun seized in Cameroon in April.
The Pope and the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople will mark the 1,700th anniversary of the Council of Nicaea together in 2025, Patriarch Bartholomew has said.
Veteran Vaticanologist Vittorio Messori has claimed that Benedict XVI “did not renounce the office” of pope (full text).
Fr Dwight Longenecker argues that Francis’s “informal style needs to be checked in order not to erode the authority of his office“.
And Natalie Musumeci profiles the Catholic teacher who moonlights as a tattoo artist.
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