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Pope Francis - Fortune

As he begins the fifth year of his papacy, the first Latin American pope continues to inspire and surprise as he reconciles the conflicting demands of traditionalism and modernity within the Catholic faith. Last spring, in a publication titled Amoris ...and more »

World needs those who can bring God's hope, consolation, pope says - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Vatican City — Christian hope is built on patiently enduring everything life brings and knowing how to see God's presence and love everywhere, Pope Francis said. God "never tires of loving us" as he "takes care of us, dressing our wounds with the ...and more »

Austria will double the amount it pays refugees who volunteer to leave - The Local Austria

Austria said on Wednesday it would double the amount of money paid to migrants who voluntarily return home, as part of a campaign to speed up the repatriation of around 50,000 asylum seekers. They would be offered $1,000 ($1,080) instead of 500 euros, ...and more »

Young American girl steals Pope Francis' hat - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Vatican City — It took a split second for him to realize what happened. As Pope Francis leaned forward to give Estella Westrick a kiss on the cheek as he greeted the faithful on St. Peter's Square, the 3-year-old from Georgia caused a sensation by ...and more »

St Joseph was a 'dreamer' of quiet strength, says Pope - Catholic Herald Online

St Joseph, patron saint of the universal church and Jesus' earthly father, was a “dreamer capable of accepting the task” entrusted to him by God, Pope Francis has said. “This man takes God's promise and brings it forward in silence with strength; he ...and more »

Man takes his young goddaughter to see the Pope and she steals his hat - The Independent

A man took his young goddaughter to meet to Pope Francis, only to watch in horror as she stole the Pontiff's hat. Three-year-old Estella Westrick, from Atlanta, Georgia, was visiting the weekly papal audience with her family and godfather, Mountain ...and more »

Young girl steals Pope Francis's skullcap - The Guardian

Blogger posts video of girl grabbing pontiff's headgear, known as a zucchetto, before giving it back. Angela Giuffrida in Rome. Wed 22 Mar 2017 11.13 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Mar 2017 09.24 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...and more »

Watch This Sneaky Little Girl Casually Steal the Pope's Hat - TIME

The beneficent Pope Francis was in for a surprise while distributing his blessings to a crowd of well-wishers outside the Vatican on Wednesday. When he went to bestow a kiss on a girl being held up for his papal attention, the mischievous child decided ...and more »

Child grabs Pope Francis's hat - Catholic Herald Online

A young girl removed Pope Francis's zucchetto following his general audience in St Peter's Square today. The incident, which was laughed off by the Pope was captured on video. According to reports, the three-year-old girl, Estella Westrick, was being ...and more »

Don't treat confessional like a dry cleaners, says Pope Francis - Catholic Herald Online

In his morning homily, the Pope said confession does not simply remove the stains from one's conscience. The confessional is a place where one can go to humbly seek forgiveness; it is not a dry cleaners where one goes to remove the occasional stain ...and more »