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A new outlook on confession, the sacrament of joy

At the center of forgiveness, there is God who embraces us, not the list of our sins and our humiliation.

Pope to lay associations: Be aware of the Apostolic power you have

Pope Francis meets with the moderators of associations of the faithful, ecclesial movements and new communities and urges them to stay out on the existential peripheries, warning them of the danger of the desire for power.

Highlights of Pope Francis' visit to Budapest and Slovakia

A video roundup of Pope Francis' 34th Apostolic Journey, a 4-day visit which took him first to Budapest to close the 52nd Eucharistic Congress and then to Slovakia for a whirlwind tour to strengthen the faith of the EU nation's majority Catholic population.

Pope's visit to Slovakia helped strengthen faith

Following the Pope's visit to the Roma community in Slovakia, a Salesian priest who works in the area describes the effect the Holy Father's visit had on those living in the neighbourhood.

Pope: Abortion is murder, the Church must be close and compassionate, not political

Speaking to journalists on the return flight from Slovakia, Pope Francis talks about his dialogue with Hungarian authorities, anti-Semitism, and vaccines, as well as Holy Communion for politicians who approve abortion laws.

Pope Francis thanks Mary for visit to Budapest and Slovakia

Pope Francis returns to the Vatican following his Apostolic Visit to Budapest and Slovakia, stopping at St. Mary Major’s to thank Our Lady for her protection.

Fr. Kramara: Pope leaves Slovaks with beautiful stimuli for reflection

Spokesperson for the Bishops’ Conference of Slovakia, Fr. Martin Kramara, reflects on Pope Francis’ just-concluded Apostolic Visit to Slovakia, highlighting the joy of the country’s faithful and the encouragement the Holy Father’s presence brings.

Pope Francis bids farewell to Slovakia

Pope Francis thanks the people of Slovakia before taking off back to Rome, concluding his 34th Apostolic Visit abroad.

Pope in Slovakia: What a difference three days make

During a whirlwind three days in Slovakia, Pope Francis tells the people to persevere in the faith, while seeing for himself a Church of charity, and one which breaths with “two lungs”

Pope at Mass upholds Mary to Slovaks as model of faith

Celebrating his final Mass on Slovak soil near the National Marian Shrine of Šaštín on Wednesday, Pope Francis invites Slovaks to imitate Mary in her journey, her prophecy and her compassion.