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Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

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The weary world rejoices: Nativity scenes bring joy to hardened hearts

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square is not getting rave reviews: The backdrop does not look like a stable and the characters in need — […]

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God does not lead us into temptation, Satan does, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Italian and English translations of the “Our Father” can give believers the wrong impression that God can and does lead people into temptation, Pope Francis […]

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In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As on every papal trip, Pope Francis’ visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh included a mix of meetings with government officials and events focused firmly on the […]

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Pope welcomed by children, meets with generals in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Greeted by two dozen children wearing traditional attire and by the nation’s bishops, Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar Nov. 27 for a four-day visit. The arrival […]

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‘Invest in love:’ First World Day of the Poor

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People have a basic choice in the way they live: either striving to build up treasures on earth or giving to others in order to gain […]

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‘Share the journey,’ embrace migrants, refugees, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christ calls believers to welcome migrants and refugees “with arms wide open, ready to give a sincere, affectionate, enveloping embrace,” Pope Francis said, launching the “Share […]

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Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM COLOMBIA (CNS)  — Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies that divide families and rob young people of a future, […]

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Bruised, not broken: Pope encourages Colombians to pursue peace

CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) — Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to listen to them, learn from them […]

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Work against fear, hatred, pope tells South Korean religious leaders

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The day before North Korea detonated what it said was a hydrogen bomb, Pope Francis urged religious leaders from South Korea to dedicate their words and […]

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Charting change: Vatican statistics track church health indicators

The health of the Catholic Church can be measured in many ways, and the Vatican has a special office just for that purpose. The Central Statistics Office, which operates under […]

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Pentecost is celebration of unity in diversity, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Holy Spirit continues to give Christians different gifts and to call them to share those gifts with each other in a community marked by forgiveness […]

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Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, […]