Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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Returning moccasins, pope apologizes for church role in residential schools

MASKWACIS, Alberta (CNS) — The first step of Pope Francis’ “penitential pilgrimage” to Canada involved him returning two pairs of children’s moccasins. The little shoes were not among the Indigenous […]

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Pope apologizes for treatment of Indigenous in Canada, promises to visit

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Expressing “sorrow and shame” for the complicity of Catholics in abusing Indigenous children in Canada and helping in the attempt to erase their culture, Pope Francis […]

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Pope promulgates Curia reform, emphasizing missionary nature

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Nine years after taking office, Pope Francis promulgated his constitution reforming the Roman Curia, a project he began with his international College of Cardinals shortly after […]

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Pope: ‘There is no justification’ for ‘sacrilegious’ war on Ukraine

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis again condemned Russia’s war on Ukraine, calling it a “senseless massacre” and “sacrilegious” attack on human life. “Sadly, the violent aggression against Ukraine does […]

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All-star lineup: Why a canonization in 1622 still draws attention

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Vatican has hosted many massive and moving canonization ceremonies over the centuries, but a rite held in 1622 continues to be commemorated by devotees and […]

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‘With a heart broken,’ pope prays for peace in Ukraine

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis said his heart was “broken” by the war in Ukraine, and he pleaded again, “Silence the weapons! “Many times, we prayed that this path […]

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Pope appeals for peace in Kazakhstan, says prayer is not ‘magic’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With dozens of people reported dead and thousands detained in Kazakhstan, Pope Francis prayed for the victims and for a return of peace in the former […]

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On New Year’s, pope says a mature faith is realistic, but hope-filled

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Catholics begin a new year contemplating the motherhood of Mary, they should be inspired not to let problems weaken their faith or prevent them from […]

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Pope prays Christmas will bring yearning for peace, dialogue

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Before giving his Christmas blessing to the city of Rome and to the world, Pope Francis drew attention to the many places around the globe and […]

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Vatican releases text for installing catechists, explains ministry

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic men and women formally installed in the new ministry of catechists are not simply religious education teachers but are engaged in “the proclamation and transmission […]

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God dreams of a world where all are welcomed as family, pope says

NICOSIA, Cyprus (CNS) — Pope Francis told migrants that, like them, God dreams of a world where everyone recognizes each other as brothers and sisters. God “asks us not to […]

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Prayers for the dead help the living, too, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying for the dead and asking God to welcome them into his presence forever helps Christians remember what life and death are really about, Pope Francis […]