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Couples need help forming, following their consciences, pope says

In his message to the meeting Nov. 11 in Rome, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church must strengthen its programs “to respond to the desire for family that emerges in the soul of the young generations” and to help couples once they are married.

Pope talks meaning of life in call with Space Station astronauts

Pope Francis contacted NASA’s International Space Station via a satellite call from the Vatican on Oct. 26.

Silver anniversary: Making the catechism shine in the 21st century

In fact, “the word of God is a dynamic reality that is always living, that progresses & grows, because it is stretched toward a fulfillment that men & women cannot stop,” Pope Francis said.

Pope tops 40 million followers on Twitter, 5 million on Instagram

The secretariat’s prefect, Msgr. Dario Vigano, told Vatican Radio that “the pope takes great care of his social profiles, to such an extent that he closely and carefully checks all the tweets, which are then published.”

Pope mourns victims of ‘senseless’ Las Vegas shooting

Deeply saddened to learn of the shooting in Las Vegas, Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this senseless tragedy.

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

We all make mistakes, Pope Francis (@pontifex) said. And when we do, we should apologize, return to a right path and go on.

Fr. Tom to Pope Francis: I offered my suffering for you and the Church

The priest remarked that he would continue to pray “for all those who were beside me spiritually,” and offered a special word of remembrance for the 16 people who died during the attack in which he was kidnapped.

Pope tells youth to ‘break the mirror’ of narcissism, focus on others

Narcissism “produces sadness, because you live worried about ‘dressing up’ your soul everyday to appear better than you are, contemplating to see if you are more beautiful than others.”

It’s official: Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh in November

The upcoming visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, then, will mark his third tour of the Asian continent so far in his four-year tenure.

Pope Francis sends message of encouragement to imprisoned youth

The Pope listed several people who were influential in the formation of the new music course, thanking them for their work.

Pope Francis prays for end to ‘inhuman violence’ after recent terrorist attacks

“Let us trust in the Holy Spirit,” Pope Francis concluded, “so that He will help us to persevere in the faith.”

Trust in Christ – not in horoscopes, Pope Francis says

When we do not cling to the Word of the Lord, but consult horoscopes and fortune tellers, we begin to sink,