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National / International News

Pope Francis could visit Mexico in first half of 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Pope Francis is seriously considering a trip to Mexico in 2016, the vice director of the Holy See Press Office told CNA today.

Pope says synod is not parliament, but place to listen to Holy Spirit

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The world Synod of Bishops on the family is not a parliament where participants will negotiate or lobby, Pope Francis said, but it must be a place of prayer where bishops speak with courage and open themselves to "God who always surprises us."

Pope tells Synod Fathers to learn from the Holy Family

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Pope Francis on Saturday presided over a candlelight vigil for the Synod on the Family, calling on the Synod Fathers to listen to families, including the Holy Family, over the course of their deliberations.