Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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Pope says he was ‘astonished’ by violence at Capitol

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered prayers for the people of the United States “shaken by the recent siege on Congress” and prayed for the five people who lost […]

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God gives everyone the task of being peacemakers, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the Catholic Church celebrated World Peace Day Jan. 1, Pope Francis offered prayers for the people of war-torn Yemen, especially the nation’s children left without […]

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Pope: Share hope, promote peace, give vaccine to all

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On a Christmas like no other, Pope Francis prayed for people who could not be with their families because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he urged […]

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Vatican will offer Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 to employees

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican health service will begin vaccinating employees and Vatican citizens against COVID-19 using the Pfizer vaccine, the director of the Vatican health service told Vatican […]

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McCarrick report cites lack of investigations of rumors

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although dogged for years by rumors of sexual impropriety, Theodore E. McCarrick was able to rise up the Catholic hierarchical structure based on personal contacts, protestations […]

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Pope announces new cardinals, including US Archbishop Gregory

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis announced he will create 13 new cardinals Nov. 28, including Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington. The pope made the announcement at the end […]

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NEW ENCYCLICAL: Belief in God as creator of all has practical consequences, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Professing faith in God as the creator of all human beings, or even simply recognizing that all people possess an inherent dignity, has concrete consequences for […]

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Apostleship of the Sea becomes ‘Stella Maris’ in its 100th year

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Apostleship of the Sea is celebrating its 100th anniversary and changing its name to “Stella Maris,” the Latin title of Mary, Star of the Sea, […]

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Young people have lessons to teach the Church, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young Catholics are giving the Church a valuable lesson in the real meaning of “synodality,” Pope Francis wrote. “They have asked us in a thousand ways […]

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Pope clears way for beatification of Knights of Columbus founder

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, clearing the way for his beatification. […]

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Pope postpones World Meeting of Families, World Youth Day

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has agreed with a recommendation by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life to postpone by one year the next gatherings of the […]

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Vatican asks bishops to help faithful celebrate Holy Week, Easter at home

2VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has asked Catholic bishops around the world, both in the Latin rite and the Eastern Catholic Churches, to provide their faithful with resources to […]