God’s love for humanity is so great that it can win over every evil, forgive every sin, and can never be stopped, Pope Francis told crowds at his weekly general audience Wednesday.
“It is not the love of a ‘telenovela!’” the pontiff joked to the thousands in attendance, reflecting on a passage in the Old Testament that describes God as “abounding in love and fidelity.”
NCR Today: Pope Francis’ new book-length interview was officially launched at the Vatican Tuesday with presentations by a cardinal, a fast-talking Italian comedian, and a rehabilitated Chinese prisoner.
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Pope Francis says in a new book-length interview the church needs to follow Jesus' example more closely and seek to "enter the darkness" in which many of today's people live.
In a new book-length interview, Pope Francis reveals how mercy has touched his life and how he first conceived the idea of calling a Jubilee year focused on mercy.
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The Vatican’s newspaper on Jan. 6 has criticized French weekly Charlie Hebdo for manipulating faith in the magazine’s latest front page, which depicts a blood-soaked God armed with a Kalashnikov.
The controversial cover commemorates a year since a terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo’s Paris headquarters, which left 12 people dead and led to a global debate on religious extremism and freedom of speech.
“One year later, the assassin is still on the run,” reads the black and white front page, with a cartoon depicting a violent God.