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Pope Francis appeals that migrants not be sent back to unsafe countries

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 24, 2021. / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Oct 24, 2021 / 06:30 am (CNA).

Pope Francis called on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries.

Pope Francis: Our response to injustice must be more than condemnation

Pope Francis meets with the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation at the Vatican on Oct. 23, 2021. / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2021 / 10:30 am (CNA).

Denunciation is not enough when it comes to issues of injustice, the pope said this weekend.

Pope Francis asks religious sisters to pray for him: 'It is not easy to be the pope'

Pope Francis meets with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in Rome on Oct. 22, 2021. / Vatican Media

Rome, Italy, Oct 23, 2021 / 08:30 am (CNA).

The pope also shared a story from the life of St. Therese of Lisieux.

5 ways Saint Pope John Paul II changed the Catholic Church forever

Pope John Paul II circa 1991.

Vatican City, Oct 22, 2021 / 16:10 pm (CNA).

You probably know that St. Pope John Paul II was the second longest-serving pope in modern history with 27 years of pontificate, and he was the first non-Italian pontiff since the Dutch Pope Adrian VI in 1523. But did you know that he changed the Catholic Church forever during those 27 years?  Here are five reasons why:

That time a priest was reprimanded by a saint

St. John Paul II, circa 1992. / L'Osservatore Romano.

Vatican City, Oct 22, 2021 / 14:28 pm (CNA).

When white smoke poured out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on October 16, 1978, Fr. Eamon Kelly, a seminarian studying in Rome at the time, couldn’t have known that he was witnessing the election of a future saint.

Vatican steps in to help failing Catholic hospital in Rome

The historic Fatebenefratelli Hospital, on Rome’s Tiber Island. / Dguendel via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0).

Vatican City, Oct 22, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The historic Fatebenefratelli Hospital is located on Rome’s Tiber Island.

Pope Francis says he wants to travel to Oceania and Africa

Pope Francis pictured on April 17, 2013. / Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Vatican City, Oct 22, 2021 / 11:45 am (CNA).

He confirmed that he would visit Greece and Cyprus in December.

Vatican issues decree clarifying responsibilities for translation of Latin liturgical texts

Archbishop Arthur Roche at the Vatican press office on Feb. 10, 2015. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican City, Oct 22, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA).

Archbishop Roche said: ‘The great task of translation ... falls to the bishops.’

Pope Francis thanks God for ‘profound personal bond’ with Orthodox leader

Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Oct 22, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).

The Orthodox leader is marking the 30th anniversary of his election.

Pope Francis asks Catholics to be ‘more courageous’ in tackling crisis exposed by COVID-19

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 20, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Oct 22, 2021 / 03:00 am (CNA).

‘We cannot resign ourselves and sit back and watch,’ he said.