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Bible calls believers to live in harmony, pope says

The Torah, the first five books of the Bible, tell the story of God's love for humanity and his desire that people live in harmony with one another and with the created world, Pope Francis said.

Pope: Christians leading double lives destroy through scandal

People who pretend to be Christians publicly, but follow their own selfish passions privately, destroy themselves and cause scandal to those around them, Pope Francis.

If the shoe fits: Papal remarks on immigration apply to U.S., too

When Pope Francis affirms basic Christian principles, he is not singling out one person or nation, but he definitely is not excluding them either.

Caritas center in Belarus offers support to children with cancer

With the help of the local Caritas agency, the center was opened in 2003 as a housing facility for children who undergo treatment for Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology.

Help stop war in Ukraine, aid children in need, says church leader

The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church called on the international community to "stop the aggressor" in Ukraine's "forgotten conflict" and help the 1 million children in need of humanitarian assistance.

South African justice commission urges restraint after xenophobic attacks

"No grievance justifies the violence against foreign nationals," Bishop Abel Gabuza of Kimberley, who chairs the commission, said in a statement Feb. 21.

Pope appeals for aid as famine grips South Sudan

At the end of his weekly general audience at the Vatican Feb. 22, the pope said that a solid commitment from the international community to assist South Sudan is crucial "now more than ever."

Greed, selfishness corrupt beauty of God’s creation, pope says

Human beings are often tempted to view creation as "a possession we can exploit as we please and for which we do not have to answer to anyone," the pope said Feb. 22 at his weekly general audience.

Pope, Chilean bishops discuss abuse scandal, evangelization

Meeting with 30 prelates from the Latin American country, the pope also spoke to them about reaching out to youth in an increasingly secularized society, the difficulties facing priests and a possible papal trip.

Cardinal Burke leaves Guam after interviewing witnesses in abuse case

U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke spent two days in Guam interviewing witnesses and alleged victims in a clerical sexual abuse case against Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron of Agana.