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Pope: Drop the melodrama, pray for strength, for those truly in pain
Avoid the melodrama and self-pity over minor problems in life, Pope Francis said, and instead use life's inevitable difficulties to pray for strength and pray for those who are suffering real tragedy.
Pope launches alarm, tells Vatican security force to be 'gossip police'
The biggest threat facing the Vatican isn't a bomb or bullet from the outside, but the insidious work of mischief-makers within, who plant discord and resentment, Pope Francis told the Vatican's security force.
Pope chooses 'family' as theme for World Communications Day 2015
As the family gets special focus in two upcoming synods and an international gathering in Philadelphia next year, Pope Francis is highlighting the beauty and value of the family in his message for World Communications Day.
South Sudan's bishops warn of humanitarian disaster if war continues
Noting that thousands of South Sudanese citizens had been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced, the bishops said the country's "traumatized population has been re-traumatized by atrocities we have rarely seen before."
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