Junno Esteves

Catholic News Service

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Pope expresses closeness with Cuban people as unrest continues

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Cuba a week after protests erupted on the island nation. In his first public appearance after his […]

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Pope to remain in hospital ‘a few more days,’ Vatican says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite initial estimates of requiring a week of inpatient care, Pope Francis will continue his recovery as a patient at Rome’s Gemelli hospital after undergoing colon […]

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Environmental situation is a call to act ‘with urgency,’ pope says 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A failure to act in protecting creation now will have dire consequences for the planet and for future generations, Pope Francis said. In a message sent […]

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Pope announces yearlong reflection on family, ‘Amoris Laetitia’

As the fifth anniversary of his apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” approaches, Pope Francis announced that the Catholic Church will dedicate more than a year to focusing on the family and […]

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Pope proclaims year dedicated to St. Joseph

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Marking the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being declared patron of the universal Church, Pope Francis proclaimed a yearlong celebration dedicated to the foster father of […]

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Pope meets with NBA players union delegation at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A delegation representing the National Basketball Players Association, a union representing professional athletes from the NBA, met with Pope Francis and spoke with him about their […]

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Pope releases apostolic letter on sacred Scripture

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In an apostolic letter dedicated to sacred Scripture, Pope Francis said that even today, Christians can learn new things from the countless translations of the Bible […]

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U.S. Catholic media must inspire unity amid division, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said. […]

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‘Gospel of life’ needed now more than ever, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Defending life is not an abstract concept but a duty for all Christians and it means protecting the unborn, the poor, the sick, the unemployed and […]

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‘Every man for himself’ is not a solution to pandemic, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As more and more countries start to feel the economic pinch due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis urged business leaders to seek solutions that will […]

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Bryant relied on Catholic faith to see him through tough personal times

CALABASAS, Calif. (CNS) — As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, […]

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Baptism is first step on path of humility, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In asking to be baptized, Jesus exemplifies the Christian calling to follow along the path of humility and meekness rather than strutting about and being a […]