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Highlights of Pope Francis' third day in DR Congo

Video highlights from Pope Francis’ third day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during which he held a lively encounter with young Catholics and catechists, encouraged local Church ministers in their mission, and met with Jesuits serving in DR Congo.

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Pope: Consecrated men and women have special role in Church’s mission

Pope Francis sends a message to the world’s religious men and women for the World Day for Consecrated Life, and highlights the importance of their rich charisms on behalf of the mission of the Church.

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Pope urges priests, religious not to be ‘cold bureaucrats of the spirit’

On his last full day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pope Francis met with priests and religious in the country, warning against several temptations to the spiritual life and thanking them for their service to the poor and suffering.

Pope launches "Borgo Laudato Si’" Project in Castel Gandolfo

Pope Francis establishes an education center on integral ecology in the papal residence of Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, to promote “ecological conversion” as called for in his Encyclical Laudato si’.

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Pope to clergy and religious in DR Congo: The Church needs you!

Pope Francis encourages priests, deacons, consecrated persons and seminarians to put Christ at the centre of their lives and to be joyful witnesses of the Gospel.

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From witchcraft to corruption, Pope warns Congo youth to resist bad choices

On his third day in Kinshasa, Pope Francis met with young people and catechists, saying it is up to them to build a better future by resisting the tug of hatred and corruption and footing themselves in community, prayer and service.

Pope to DRC youth: ‘A different future is in your hands’

Pope Francis meets with young people and catechists from across the Democratic Republic of Congo, and urges them never to grow discouraged in their quest to resist corruption.

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Bishops of nations split by conflict unite around the Pope

Amid ongoing tensions between the bordering nations, Bishops from DRC and Rwanda come together during Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Congo war victims recount horrors to Pope, thank Church for recovery

Victims of the bloody conflict scarring eastern Congo met with Pope Francis Wednesday, sharing their stories of horror and crediting the Catholic Church for making their recovery possible through spiritual and physical care.

New leader of US bishops challenges Biden on abortion

Archbishop Timothy Broglio on Feb. 1 rebuked the President Joe Biden's recent assertion that some U.S.bishops and Pope Francis do not stand against the taxpayer funding of abortion.