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Their deaths were like a seed planted in the desert, and ‘the seeds have sprouted’

The number of departments will fall from nine to seven

Advent is a season of consolation and hope, Holy Father says

Servant of God Shahbaz Bhatti shows us how to act with love in the face of hatred, the Pope said

Sacred music can be a powerful instrument of evangelization, because it gives people a glimpse of the beauty of heaven, Pope Francis said

Pope Francis also appointed Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay and Archbishop Charles Scicluna

The Holy Father concludes his catechesis on the Ten Commandments

Pope Francis said the event ‘will draw the due attention’ to the suffering of Christians around the world

The sculptors want to build the ‘largest sand nativity in Christendom’ from 700 tons of sand