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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) -- Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero's preferential love for the poor "was not ideological, but evangelical," said Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes. The cardinal, who was delegated by Pope Francis to preside over Archbishop Romero's beatification May 23 in San Salvador, told Vatican Radio the martyred archbishop "was, in fact, a good priest and a wise bishop, but most of all, he was a virtuous man."
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.