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National / International News

In Eucharist, find strength to share bread, faith with others, pope says

ROME (CNS) — A Corpus Christi procession should honor Christ's gift of himself in the Eucharist, but also should be a pledge to share bread and faith with the people of the cities and towns where the processions take place, Pope Francis said.

Prayer is no magic wand; it strengthens faith in tough times, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Prayer is not a magic wand that fulfills your desires, but it is what helps you keep the faith when you don't understand God's will, Pope Francis said.

Fatima facts: Vatican shepherds the flock away from conspiracy claims

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger met the press in 2000 for the formal release of the so-called Third Secret of Fatima, he said he knew many people would be disappointed.