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Pope of the Roman Catholic church, since 2013

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Who is this cardinal in this picture?

Who is this pope's auxiliary? I see him with the Pope in many pictures. Thanks
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Mary as the road that we must travel in order to reach God?

According to Pope Francis: Mary is not only the bridge joining us to God; she is more. She is the road that God travelled to reach us, and the road that we must travel in order to reach him. How do ...
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Is there a difference between “co-redeemer” and “co-redemptrix”?

Did Pope Francis throw cold water on any hope for a 5th Marian dogma or is there a fundamental difference between "co-redeemer" and "co-redemptrix" that leaves the door slightly ...
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Why do many bishops oppose the Vatican ban on blessing same-sex marriages?

Why do bishops (catholic) in some dioceses say that the Pope is outdated and ignoring scripture by refusing same-sex couples the sacrament of marriage, i.e. making their union holy. (Example). They ...
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Did adding the Feast of Sts. Mary, Martha and Lazarus clear up anything about the identity of Mary?

I was just reading in the National Catholic Register that Sts. Mary Martha and Lazarus have been added to the church calendar by Pope Francis and that the reason they weren't on before was because of ...
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What is the function of permanent acolytes and lectors in the Catholic Church?

Prior to this motu proprio the only purpose of the order of acolyte or lector in the Catholic Church that I knew of was to prepare permanent deacons for ordination. So, if the purpose is expanded to ...
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Does the Pope Francis' moto proprio Spiritus Domini mean that pastors cannot limit servers to only boys?

So it looks like a orders of lector and acolyte, which aren't that well understood in the church to begin with, are opened up to all lay people without respect to sex following the Pope's moto proprio....
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What is the official Catholic position on same-sex marriage and same-sex civil partnerships?

The reason I ask is because a documentary of Pope Francis' papacy was shown at the Rome Film Festival on October 21st. Some of the newspaper headlines I've seen seem rather inflammatory and so I am ...
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Who are “Communicators” according to Pope Francis?

In Fratelli Tutti Pope Francis wrote, quoting his 2016 World Day of Peace Address that: Communicators also have a responsibility for education and formation, especially nowadays, when the means of ...
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The White Crucifixion and Pope Francis?

Some of us are aware that painting of the White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall is well liked by our present Sovereign Pontiff, Pope Francis. White Crucifixion Although it seems to deviate from the ...
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Can the Pope be excommunicated? [duplicate]

Seeing the statements and positions that Bergoglio has taken over the years (I will add several of his blasphemous remarks), I wonder not only if he is a blasphemer and a heretic, but if he is really ...
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Does Pope Francis want Catholics to pray both new prayers at the end of the Rosary or just one or the other?

So this question might be rather meaningless in a few months, but I figured I might as well ask here in case someone can parse the Pope's meaning The Holy Father said: I am also providing two ...
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How can John the Baptist be the greatest man born of woman, when Jesus was also born of woman?

Pope Francis tweeted today: Both John the Baptist, who is the greatest man born of woman, and the Son of God have chosen the path of humiliation. God shows this path to Christians so they can ...
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What is the meaning of “rigid Catholic” according to the mind of Pope Francis?

A look on the definition of the word "rigid" means - unable to bend or be forced out of shape, not flexible. From the point of view of Catholic faith or teachings or much better according to the mind ...
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Are the Dubia Cardinal's committing the Great Apostasy in contradicting Church teachings on the Mercy of God?

The Dubia Cardinals are publicly opposing and contradicting the approved Magisterial Teaching of Pope Francis like the Amoris Laetetia and [CCC 2267], the Fraternal Agreement with the Muslims, and ...
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Is Pope Francis holding and professing different views (even personally) from any of the traditional Catholic Church doctrine?

Is Pope Francis holding and professing different views (even on a personal level) from any of the traditional Catholic Church doctrines? Two of the examples that are seen in the media are: Pope ...
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Does Pope Francis write the books ascribed to him, or are they ghostwritten?

A number of books have been published with Pope Francis as the author, such as The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium in 2013 and Praise Be To You – Laudato Si'; On Care for Our Common Home in 2015. ...
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Does God will the diversity of religion?

According to this article: Pope Francis signed a document stating: The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He ...
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According to Pentecostalism, was the Pope biblically justified in saying that an unbelieving man is in heaven?

Pope Francis consoles a boy who asked if his non-believing father is in Heaven (YouTube) Here we have a son asking the Pope whether his father would be granted admission in the Kingdom of God. His ...
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Does the Pope talk with God?

We know that visionaries, such as them, talk/talked with the Virgin Mary or God. But does the Pope directly talk with God or the Virgin Mary? Or, does he do it in any other, not-direct, way? Is it ...
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Does Pope Francis' rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism trump those of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae?

Does Pope Francis'rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism of the Catholic Church trump those of Pope John Paul II in his encyclical letter Evangelium vitae? I have always ...
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Did Pope Francis declare that according to the teaching of the Catholic Church capital punishment is intrinsically evil?

The Internet is full of news that Pope Francis has amended the Catechism of the Catholic Church to forbid capital punishment under all circumstances. One thing remains unclear for me, however: Did ...
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Pope says Heaven apart from Christian faith?

In this article, ‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope is a heart wrenching story and would be a very difficult question to field admittedly. A young boy asks if his recently departed ...
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What practical experience does Pope Francis have with parenthood/fatherhood?

Recently I shared Francis's tips for being a good father, but my atheist friends do not consider Pope as authority as I do and are asking what is pope's expertise with parenthood? By expertise I ...
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Is this interview with Pope Francis going to change Christianity? [closed]

I was... surprised... to learn this morning that our Pope Francis does not believe in hell. Will this interview change the Catholic Church?
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Was it common in Biblical and Early Church times to use sports for illustrating sermons and lessons (as Pope Francis and Paul did)?

The Ancient Olympic Games were a very famous event in ancient times. Taking advantage of their popularity, Paul used them (specifically, the Stadion/200 metres and boxing games) in 1 Corinthians 9:24-...
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Has Pope Francis indicated a position on the use of genetically modified mosquitoes for the control of Zika?

Pope Francis indicated his general position on genetic modification in a May 2015 encyclical (sections 130-136). His position was essentially that each application should be evaluated on its own ...
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Did Pope Francis say that the Gospel is radical?

I vaguely remember a quote by Pope Francis, in the context of mercy and his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, which goes something like "The teaching of the Gospel itself is quite radical", using ...
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Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis and the Prophecy of the Popes?

I While reading the Prophecy of the Popes, I noticed that the entry for the 111 Pope in the series reads: Glory of the olive (Gloria oliviae). Wikipedia's article on this subject states: ...
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What is the Catholic Church's Official Stance on ISIS?

What is the Catholic Church's Official Stance on ISIS? Has Pope Francis actively encouraged the world's most powerful militaries to remove ISIS from the battlefield? Or has he ever said anything ...
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Does Pope Francis recommend giving communion under both kinds to the laity?

I've heard that Pope Francis recommends giving the communion under both species (i.e. the bread and the wine) to the laity, but I can not find proof of this. Is it true and could somebody provide ...
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Did Pope Francis overstep any official Catholic boundary when he criticized Trump?

Pope Francis implicitly criticized Donald Trump as not a Christian when he said, regarding Trump's proposed policy to build a wall between the USA and Mexico and immediately deport all illegal ...
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What's “reciprocal subsidiarity”?

I heard Pope Francis use the phrase "reciprocal subsidiarity" at his address to the U.S. Congress. In recent centuries, millions of people came to this land to pursue their dream of ...
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What did Pope Francis mean when he said “who am I to judge” homosexuals?

It's approaching two years since this happened, but it seems relevant in light of recent events concerning homosexuality. Speaking to reporters on his plane who had asked him about a "gay lobby" in ...
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What is a Catholic's response to advice contained in Laudatio Si?

Pope Francis' Laudatio Si is a treasure trove of practical advice for living simply or at least moderately. He seems to want people do use less air conditioning and facebook. I've already used "The ...
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What is consumerism and what does the Pope see wrong with it?

In the most recent encyclical Laudato si', Pope Francis condemns consumerism. What does he mean by the word consumerism? And what does he see wrong with it? To blame population growth instead of ...
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For Catholics who have expressed concern about Pope Francis and are wary of his pontificate, what are the key issues?

Ever since his election on March 13, 2013, Pope Francis has electrified the world and is a media sensation But among Catholics, who it is said tend to love their Popes to a fault, the reception of ...
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Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?

Did Pope Francis say these words about the miracle of the loaves and fishes or not: "This is the miracle: rather than a multiplication it is a sharing, inspired by faith and prayer"? Can we ...
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Who is the author referred to in the Pope's 4 April 2014 homily?

I'll keep my question short. Does anyone know to whom Pope Francis was referring in today's homily, when he discussed an author whose books were initially banned by the Church, but now this person is ...
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Why did Pope Francis raise the minimum age for being granted 'Monsignor' from 35 to 65 years?

'Monsignor' is used for priests who have received certain specific honorary awards or who hold certain offices. The grant is subject to the criteria of the Holy See, including a minimum age, which ...
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What does the Church have to say about the Pope's latest statement?

It is alleged that Pope Francis recently said that There Is No Hell Fire and Adam & Eve were Not Real. What does the Catholic Church have to say about it?
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How does "Evangelii Gaudium” pose a new perspective on capitalism?

In response to Rush Limbaugh's criticism of Pope Francis' Evangelii Gaudium (text), Christopher Hale said that "to call the Holy Father a proponent [of] 'pure Marxism' is both mean-spirited and naive. ...
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Why did Pope Francis say, “When we encounter the Cross, do we turn to Mary,” rather than to Christ?

When we encounter the Cross, we turn to Mary: Give us the strength, Mary our Mother, to accept and embrace the Cross! —His Holiness Pope Francis Source Can anyone explain, according to ...
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To whom does Pope Francis confess?

So, Popes sin too. (At least, I assume they do.) Presumably, they confess their sin and do penance. Who hears his confession? Is it an office that rotates, or one individual? And, does the Pope ...
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Is *infallibilitas in credendo* a new or established doctrine within the Roman Catholic Church?

In Pope Francis' recent interview, he says: Thinking with the church, therefore, is my way of being a part of this people. And all the faithful, considered as a whole, are infallible in matters of ...
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Do Pope Francis' recent comments on atheism represent a change in doctrine?

Pope Francis made some recent comments in a letter, which are being summarized in headlines like, "Pope Francis tells atheists to abide by their own consciences." Does the full context of the Pope'...