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Church united by Spirit, not personal beliefs, pope says on Pentecost

Just as the apostles were united once they received the Holy Spirit, the church is united by that same spirit and not by keeping company just with those who agree on a certain interpretation of Christian teaching, Pope Francis said on Pentecost.

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Pope: Church's preferential option for the poor is nonnegotiable

A missionary or church reality that is truly inspired by the Holy Spirit "manifests predilection for the poor and vulnerable as a sign and reflection of the Lord's own preference for them," Pope Francis told the pontifical mission societies.

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Wonder at gift of creation opens human hearts to prayer, pope says

The mystery and wonder of God's creation can open the hearts of men and women to express their gratitude through prayer, Pope Francis said.

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At Sunday Mass, pope offers prayers for sanitation workers

Pope Francis offered prayers and thanks to men and women who work each day to ensure that hospitals and neighborhoods are clean during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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