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Pope Francis wears refugee ID bracelet to show support for migrants, asylum seekers -

Pope Francis on Sunday urged governments and people to do more to help migrants and not see them as enemies, wearing a plastic ID bracelet used by asylum seekers to drive home his message. Story continues below. Francis visited a drab refugee center on ...and more »

Pope Francis asks Catholics to use their voice in politics - Catholic Online

By Hannah Brockhaus (CNA) 10/2/2017 (6 months ago) Catholic Online ( On Sunday Pope Francis said that we can't improve our political landscape by observing and judging from afar, but that it involves personal involvement ...and more »

Why Pope Francis is reviving a long tradition of regional variations in Catholic services - The Local Italy

Pope Francis has changed Canon law so that translations of liturgical texts are approved by local bishops' conferences, rather than needing Vatican approval. So why is this important? Joanne M. Pierce, a professor of Religious Studies, explains. Pope ...and more »

Pope Francis re-names Cardinal Burke to Vatican's highest court - Catholic News Agency

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2017 / 09:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Saturday the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Cardinal Raymond Burke as a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura – the Holy See's highest court – which he ...and more »

Why Pope Francis is different - The Standard

From his humility to his open mindedness and liberal stand on issues, Pope Francis is quite different from many of his predecessors. Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina in 1936, Pope Franciscus, as he is called in Latin, also holds the title of ex ...and more »

Pope in Bologna: Visits a thousand refugees and eats lunch in the cathedral with the poor - ROME REPORTS TV News Agency

The first stop during the pope's trip to Bologna was this center for foreigners, where a thousand immigrants and refugees live. To feel included as one of them, they gave the pope this symbolic gesture. It is the same bracelet each person receives when ...and more »

Take care of those on the peripheries, Pope Francis tells mayors - Catholic News Agency

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2017 / 10:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday told mayors that they must go to those on the margins of their communities in order to learn how to best serve the common good, including the needs of the poor, unemployed ...and more »

Cardinal Burke re-appointed to Vatican court, but not as prefect - Lifesite

VATICAN CITY, October 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has reinstated Cardinal Burke as a member of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's highest court. Cardinal Burke, dismissed as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura nearly three years ago, has ...and more »

Pope Francis Is Writing a Document on Fake News - Newsmax

If you ever wondered how to say "fake news" in Latin, it's "nuntii fallaces" - and Pope Francis is writing a document on just that. Francis announced it himself in a tweet to his nearly 40 million followers on Friday, saying the theme of his message ...and more »

Pope Francis calls refugees 'warriors of hope' during visit to welcoming center in Italy - ThinkProgress

During a visit to a welcoming center for migrants in Italy on Sunday, Pope Francis called on European lawmakers to support forcibly displaced people, while wearing a plastic ID bracelet used to identify refugees and migrants who do not have documents ...and more »