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Francis' homily: 'You cannot know Jesus in first class'


In today's Gospel reading from Luke, Herod asks about Jesus: "Who then is this about whom I hear such things?" Pope Francis offers three ways to best get to know who Jesus is: by studying about him, by praying to him, and by walking the life he walked.

If "I know Jesus in these ways, I involve myself with him," he said during his homily at Casa Santa Marta, according to Vatican Radio.

Key cardinal: Pope asking church to 'walk together'


Pope Francis is asking the Catholic church's bishops and faithful to "walk together" in order to face the issues of the day, one of the eight cardinals appointed by the pope to oversee expected Vatican reform has said.

Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, the archbishop of the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, made his comments Wednesday in an interview with the Canadian Catholic media outlet Salt + Light.

Francis: 'Bear witness to unity, peace, reconciliation'


Pope Francis on Wednesday said Christians must bear witness to God's plan for the unity, peace and reconciliation of the whole human family. The pope was speaking as he greeted tens of thousands of visitors, gathered in St. Peter's Square for his Wednesday general audience, according to Vatican Radio.

Following are his reported remarks:


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