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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 »

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 »

Pope Francis wears refugee ID bracelet in appeal for help for migrants - The Jerusalem Post

BOLOGNA, Italy - 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. Francis visited a drab refugee center on the ...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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Pope Francis reappoints Cardinal Burke to Vatican's Top Court - The Tablet

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Raymond Burke as a member of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church's supreme court which the cardinal used to lead. The appointment came as a surprise given the cardinal has been a prominent critic of Francis who is ...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 »

Pope's version of perfect Sunday unfolds with poor, immigrants, and sick - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - Threatening clouds over Rome on Sunday made for a gloomy day for many. However, Pope Francis, off paying a visit to two Italian cities, seemed to have a perfect day, having lunch with the poor, and spending half of his time greeting migrants ...and more »