During his brief pontificate in 1978, Pope John Paul I delivered 19 speeches, many of which included folksy stories and examples from his own life.

Cremation must show 'fitting respect'

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My dear friends,

It is never easy to discuss funeral and burial arrangements with loved ones. Yet as Catholics, it is important that we learn and appreciate how our legacy of faith can be embraced in every moment of our journey, even in death.  

Pope Francis shares special message to Canadian youth

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Pope Francis shared a message to Canada's youth during the Young People, Faith and Discernment Forum 2017, a televised event on Salt and Light TV on Oct. 22 in preparation for the October 2018 Synod of Bishops on Youth. 

Christians are never bored - they persevere with love, Pope says

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VATICAN – On Wednesday Pope Francis said Christians are never bored or hopeless, but know how to wait patiently – even when life is hard, monotonous or unclear – with the knowledge that after the darkness, there is always light.

Pets granted a little taste of Heaven

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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Toronto was a zoo on the afternoon of Oct. 7.

You can't change politics watching from a balcony, Pope Francis says

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VATICAN CITY - On Sunday, Pope Francis said that we can’t improve our political landscape by observing and judging from afar, but that it involves personal involvement, which should always be done in a spirit of charity and helpfulness.

Worst sin is doubting God waits for all sinners to convert, Pope says

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VATICAN CITY – The worst sin of all is not trusting in God's infinite love and not believing that God is always waiting for his sinning children to return to him, Pope Francis said.

Recognize God's presence, be open to solace he brings, Pope says

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VATICAN CITY – Christians must learn to expect and recognize God's consolation and hold dear the peace and tranquility it leaves behind, Pope Francis said.

Pope amends church law on Mass translations, highlights bishops' role

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MEDELLIN, Colombia - In changes to the Code of Canon Law regarding translations of the Mass and other liturgical texts, Pope Francis highlighted respect for the responsibility of national and regional bishops' conferences.

Ancient order, modern times: Order of Malta focuses on renewal

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ROME – For more than 900 years, the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta has seen its fair share of victories, defeats and institutional changes.

Pope leads prayers for victims of 'perverse plague' of trafficking

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VATICAN CITY – Human trafficking is "brutal, savage and criminal," Pope Francis said, but often it seems like people see it as a sad, but normal fact of life.