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VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The gaze of Jesus can change a person's life just like it did with St. Peter, Pope Francis said. "He always looks at us with love. He asks us something, he forgives us and he gives us a mission," the pope said May 22 during his early morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Parents must not exclude themselves from their children's lives and, despite what some "experts" may say, they must take an active role in their children's education, said Pope Francis during his general audience in St. Peter's Square May 20.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Declaring four 19th-century women religious saints, Pope Francis said they are models for all Christians of how faith, nourished in prayer, is expressed concretely in acts of charity and the promotion of unity.