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#PrayforPeace - Syria

In light of the crisis in Syria and the threat of looming military strikes from the United States government, Pope Francis has called the world to action. During a speech on September 1st, the Pope proclaimed "for the whole church Sept. 7, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world."
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Pope Francis: The Discomfort of Solidarity

Pope Francis' suggestion that "solidarity" is often considered "counterproductive" rings true in many realms of today's world. Advocates of the economically poor and marginalized often experience the discomfort that exists for many when solidarity creeps into discussions about the economy, the role of government, and at times even the church.
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Pope Francis - A Voice for Social Justice

During his time as a Cardinal in Argentina he became known as a bold voice for social justice in the Church. It has been reported by many sources that as Cardinal he chose to use public transportation in an effort to live simply and also brought attention to many injustices in Argentina over the years.