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Francis shares a sweet treat with Rome's poor for feast of St. George

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2018 / 05:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- I-scream, you-scream, Pope Francis screamed... 'gelato!' on the feast of his patron saint, George, offering some 3,000 ice creams to homeless individuals served in Caritas soup kitchens and shelters around Rome.

Nicaragua's bishops denounce government repression (Fides)

Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s president since 2007, also ruled the nation from 1979 to 1990 as head of the leftist Sandinista regime.

Church attacked in Egypt (World Watch Monitor)

Pope calls for end to violence in Nicaragua (Vatican News)

Pope Francis made his remarks following the recitation of the Regina Coeli in St. Peter’s Square on April 22.

Pope Francis: entrust yourselves to the Good Shepherd and be healed of spiritual infirmities (Zenit)

The Pope reflected on Acts 4:8-12 and John 10:11-18 before the recitation of the Regina Coeli on April 22 (video).

Bishop pleads for prayers for Alfie Evans as high court denies appeal (Vatican News)

Bishop Francesco Cavina, who is coordinating relations between the Evans family and Bambino Gesù Hospital, said that “only the power of prayer is able to melt hearts and crumble walls that now appear insurmountable.”

Pope ordains 16 men to the priesthood (Vatican News)

The Pope called upon the priests to be merciful as they minister to the faithful.

Pontifical abuse commission outlines priorities (Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors)

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors’ priorities are “working with [abuse] survivors, education and formation, [and] safeguarding guidelines and norms,” members told Pope Francis during an April 21 audience.

'Evangelization is the Spirit's work,' Pope preaches at weekday Mass (Vatican News)

Pope Francis preached on Acts 8:26-40 as he celebrated Mass on April 19.

Seek holiness, increase missionary zeal, Pope tells Italian pilgrims (Vatican Press Office)

Pope Francis made his remarks to pilgrims from two Italian dioceses that he visited in October 2017.