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Missio: Pope Francis unlocks app for Pontifical Mission Societies
With slightly more of a swipe than a tap, Pope Francis helped the Pontifical Mission Societies of the United States broaden its reach around the world by unlocking a smartphone app.
Recognize your sin, ask forgiveness, pope says at Mass
The key problem in everyone's relationship with God is not that they sin, but that they are not ashamed of their sin and don't ask forgiveness, Pope Francis said.
When church is too serious, it loses its loving, tender side, pope says
The church has ended up with "deviations, sects and heresies when it got too serious, that is, when it took things here too seriously and it forgot about embracing and tenderness," Pope Francis told representatives of Caritas Internationalis, the umbrella organization of national Catholic charities around the world.
Central African Republic bishops: Christians subject to pillage, rape
Islamist rebels who have taken over Central African Republic are targeting Christians and their churches, and the population is "living in permanent anguish," said the Catholic bishops' justice and peace commission.
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