Benedict XVI Is Pleased With ‘New Freshness in the Church, a New Joy’

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USCCB Religious Liberty Chairman Responds To Statement Of Chairman Of U.S. Commission On Civil Rights - WASHINGTON—Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, responded to a statement issued last week by the chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights upon the issuance of its report on "Peaceful Coexistence." ...Read More
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Pope Francis: 'to kill in the name of God is satanic' -(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday morning celebrated Mass for the French priest of Rouen, Fr. Jacques Hamel, whom he described, is part of the chain of Christian martyrs that runs throughout the history of the Church. Father Hamel was murdered while celebrating Mass in his Parish Church by two men swearing allegiance to the so-called Islamic State in July.....Read More
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Benedict XVI Is Pleased With ‘New Freshness in the Church, a New Joy’ -  MUNICH — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said he is satisfied with the papacy of Pope Francis and sees “no contradictions” between their pontificates. “Yes, there is suddenly a new freshness in the Church, a new joy, a new charisma that addresses the people, which is something beautiful. Many are thankful that the new pope now approaches them in a new style. The Pope is the pope; it doesn’t matter who it is,” Benedict said in his newly published collection of interviews....Read more