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The Holy Spirit makes our works effective, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, May 23, 2018 / 06:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Holy Spirit helps Catholics to do good works by giving them the gifts they need to be effective 'salt and light' in the world, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.

Dolan: Pope's reported remarks to gay man, while 'beautiful,' could require clarification

New York City, N.Y., May 22, 2018 / 09:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archbishop of New York said Tuesday that while some recent comments about homosexuality attributed to Pope Francis are "orthodox teaching," other aspects of the reported remarks could require clarification.

Pope to meet in June with Chilean clerical abuse victims

Vatican City, May 22, 2018 / 03:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis will meet for three days next month with victims of a Chilean priest who committed sexual abuse as well as abuse of power and conscience, in an effort to respond to the country's clerical sex abuse crisis.

Pope Francis: Like Mary, the Church is a mother

Vatican City, May 21, 2018 / 10:53 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis celebrated the first feast of Mary, Mother of the Church Monday saying that without the emphasis placed on motherhood, the Church would be isolated, composed of no more than "old bachelors."

Analysis: With new appointments, Pope Francis puts his mark on the College of Cardinals

Vatican City, May 21, 2018 / 01:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis' fifth consistory marks an important shift within the College of Cardinals: it is the first time in the five years of this pontificate that in a possible future conclave the number of cardinals created by Pope Francis will surpass the number of cardinals created by his predecessors.

Chilean abuse victim: Pope told me to be happy being gay, God made me this way

Vatican City, May 20, 2018 / 09:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A victim of the Chilean clergy abuse crisis who met privately with Pope Francis told a Spanish news source that the Pope told him to accept himself and his same-sex attraction, because God made him that way.

Francis tells youth to evangelize through the 'digital world'

Vatican City, May 20, 2018 / 09:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Sharing the Gospel with people at the peripheries might not even require stepping outside the door, Pope Francis said Saturday, encouraging Christians to evangelize through encounters in the "digital world."

Pope on Pentecost: The power of the Holy Spirit changes hearts

Vatican City, May 20, 2018 / 08:58 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Though people may promise to change things, it is the third person of the Holy Trinity that creates real change through the reinvigoration and renewal of hearts, Pope Francis said on Pentecost Sunday.

Pope announces June 29 consistory to create 14 new cardinals

Vatican City, May 20, 2018 / 06:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- There will be a consistory June 29 to create 14 new cardinals, each of whom express the "universality" of the Church, Pope Francis announced Sunday after his Regina Coeli address.

Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI to be canonized October 14

Vatican City, May 19, 2018 / 05:19 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Following a meeting between the Council of Cardinals and Pope Francis Saturday, the Vatican announced that Bl. Pope Paul VI and Bl. Oscar Romero will be canonized together on Oct. 14, 2018.