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Past articles by Pope:

Pope Francis: Why the only future worth building includes everyone

A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity… → Read More


God's Marines: Why the Jesuits (including Pope Francis) are on the frontlines of faith

Opinion by Matt Emerson, special to CNN (CNN) -- Is Andrew Garfield, star of films such as “The Social Network” and “The Amazing Spiderman,” considering the priesthood? Last month, paparazzi snapped a picture of Garfield walking as he carried “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything... → Read More


World Cup finals: It's Pope versus Pope

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN)-- Will the World Cup finals become a "Holy War"? At the very least, Sunday's match could put millions of Catholics -- not to mention Vatican employees -- in a bit of a bind. → Read More


Pope excommunicates Italian mobsters

By Delia Gallagher, CNN (CNN) -- Using his strongest language to date, Pope Francis told Italian Mafia members Saturday that they are excommunicated from the Catholic Church. → Read More


Pope Francis in the Holy Land: 5 things to know

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) -- So, a rabbi, a sheikh and a pope travel to the Holy Land… It might sound like the start of a trite joke, but it’s actually the entourage for one of the most highly anticipated papal trips in recent history. → Read More


Harvard's 'black Mass' angers Catholics

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) -- A Harvard club's plans to stage a satanic "black Mass" on Monday has drawn fire and brimstone from the Archdiocese of Boston and the president of the Ivy League school called the reenactment "abhorrent. → Read More


5 things you didn't know about Popes and Presidents

By Wolf Blitzer and Sean Kennedy, CNN (CNN)-- President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis on Thursday at the Vatican, opening a new chapter in the centuries-long relationships between the United States and the Holy See. → Read More


Angry birds! Pope's peace doves attacked

By Daniel Burke, Belief Blog Co-editor (CNN) Talk about your angry birds. A crow and a seagull attacked two white doves released by children standing next to Pope Francis on Sunday at St. Peter's Square. → Read More


Three things President Obama and the Pope will (probably) talk about

(CNN) President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on March 27, the White House announced on Tuesday. The POTUS/Pope summit is already generating lots of buzz, and Belief Blog co-editor Daniel Burke spoke to CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Tuesday about what Obama and Francis might talk about. → Read More


Holy Hitchhiker! Pope gives pal a ride on the Popemobile

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN) -- In yet another breach of normal papal protocol, Pope Francis on Wednesday gave a pal a lift on the world's most exclusive vehicle: the Popemobile. According to Catholic News Service, the world's holiest new hitchhiker was the Rev. → Read More


CNN Poll: Pope's approval rating sky-high

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN) -- As Pope Francis prepares to celebrate his first Christmas at the Vatican, Americans' opinions of the pontiff appear to be as high as the dome on St. Peter's Basilica, according to a new survey. → Read More


The Pope's secret strength: The freedom to be Francis

Opinion by the Rev. Thomas Rosica, special to CNN (CNN) Christmas was a moveable feast for me this year -- in fact it happened right smack in the middle of Lent, when the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church elected a man from Argentina to be the next Pope. → Read More


Pope celebrates birthday with homeless

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN) -- Pope Francis marked his 77th birthday on Tuesday by hosting four homeless men to a Mass and a meal at the Vatican, according to Catholic officials. → Read More


Pope Francis' greatest hits of 2013

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN) -- First he won the Internet. Then he won Facebook. Now, Pope Francis has won Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2013. → Read More


Pope: I was once a bar bouncer

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN) -- If St. Peter ever needs help at the Pearly Gates, his successor Pope Francis may be the perfect man for the job. → Read More


When Pope Francis was put on laundry duty

Opinion by Chris Lowney (CNN) -- Every day, millions of Americans perform a task that epitomizes Pope Francis’ leadership style: They do the laundry. I came to that somewhat surprising conclusion while talking to Jesuit priests who lived with the future Pope, then known as the Rev. → Read More