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National / International News

Vatican updates papal itinerary for Cuba, Mexico visit

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is scheduled to have more than two hours alone with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in Cuba in addition to signing a declaration with the patriarch before flying on to Mexico for a Feb. 12-17 visit.

Pope Francis: I want to help bring peace to Mexico

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis will arrive in Mexico Friday. In a new interview with a Mexican news agency, he told citizens of the crime-ridden country that while there, he hopes to be a messenger of peace, which must be fought for daily.

Giving to the poor is part of jubilee year, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A jubilee year that does not open people's wallets to share what they have with others is not a true jubilee, Pope Francis said.