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Mural of pope looks out over New York's Madison Square Garden Mass site
Mural of pope looks out over New York's Madison Square Garden Mass site CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz
September 2, 2015

New Yorkers and tourists in Midtown Manhattan have been gazing up at a smiling Pope Francis at one of New York's busiest intersections.

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Trip through Central Park added to pope's New York itinerary
Trip through Central Park added to pope's New York itinerary
September 2, 2015
Pope Francis will get a glimpse of leafy Central Park and thousands of waving New Yorkers Sept. 25 when he makes "a historic procession" through the urban landmark, according to the city's mayor.
 
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Contemplate, give thanks, protect: Pope Francis prays for creation
Contemplate, give thanks, protect: Pope Francis prays for creation
September 1, 2015

Leading prayers for the safeguarding of creation, Pope Francis prayed that people would learn to contemplate God in the beauty of the universe, give thanks and protect all life.

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Encourage one another, don't gossip, pope says at morning Mass
Encourage one another, don't gossip, pope says at morning Mass
September 1, 2015

The Bible instructs Christians to encourage and comfort one another, not to get together to gossip, Pope Francis said at morning Mass in the chapel of his residence.

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For Year of Mercy, Pope Francis extends possibilities for absolution
For Year of Mercy, Pope Francis extends possibilities for absolution
September 1, 2015

In an extraordinary gesture for the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has extended to priests worldwide the authority to absolve women for the sin of abortion and has decreed the full validity during the year of the sacrament of confession celebrated by priests of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X.

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Diocese names new director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
August 31, 2015

The Diocese of Rochester has appointed Noëlle M. Hiester as the new director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis.

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Pope holds 'virtual town hall' with ABC and Catholics in 3 cities
Pope holds 'virtual town hall' with ABC and Catholics in 3 cities
August 31, 2015

Pope Francis held a "virtual town hall" with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States.

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