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Using women, trampling on their dignity is a sin, pope says

"There is a rage against women," but exploiting women or treating them like objects in a sin against God, Pope Francis said in his homily June 15.

U.S. officials return stolen Columbus letter back to Vatican Library

With the help of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a 15th-century copy of a letter Christopher Columbus sent to his royal patrons describing the riches of the New World has been returned to its rightful owner -- the Vatican.

Listen to those in need, pope says in World Day of Poor message

How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but so many people watching or standing nearby either cannot or just do not care, Pope Francis asked.

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Biggest danger in life is fear, settling for less, pope says

More dangerous than "concrete problems" are being unwilling to find a way to adapt, settling for the status quo, and fear, Pope Francis told young people at his general audience June 13.

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