Pope says Paul VI will be declared a saint this year

Pope Francis announced at the end of a question-and-answer sessions with pastors in the Diocese of Rome that Blessed Paul VI would be canonized this year.

Head of Catholic physicians' group warns of threats to conscientious objection

No physician should be forced to choose between violating his or her conscience and facing professional sanctions, said the president of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations.

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Acknowledge sin, but look for signs of God at work, pope tells priests

While it is true that the world is full of sin and sinful behavior, priests must learn to scrutinize the "signs of the times" for new trends and attitudes that are good and healthy and holy, Pope Francis told pastors from the Diocese of Rome.

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Lent is time to notice God's work, receive God's mercy, pope says

Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said.

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