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Cardinal Willem Eijk (CNS)

Cardinal Willem Eijk said an encyclical may be necessary to counter the idea that gender can be determined by personal choice

Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Pope wrote to Buenos Aires bishops about their proposed guidelines for priests following Amoris Laetitia

Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Bishop Philip Egan said the ‘alert’ is for everyone in the diocese to help put Laudato Si into action

Pope Francis poses for a selfie in the Paul VI hall in the Vatican last week (CNS)

The Holy Father discussed his encyclical on the environment during the interview with an Argentine radio station

Pope Francis  (CNS)

The day of prayer will give the faithful an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation, says Francis

An Aymara indigenous woman walks past a poster of Francis in La Paz, Bolivia (AP)

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Pope Francis on board a flight to Sri Lanka (CNS)

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The Dalai Lama joins rock star Patti Smith on stage at Glastonbury (PA)

The Dalai Lama praised the Pontiff during visit to the Glastonbury Festival

Francis won’t allow us to take refuge in ignorance or uncertainty on the environment (CNS)

The environmental encyclical makes us squirm because it exposes our greed and recklessness with the powerful searchlight of the Gospel