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Vatican, Jewish museums explore menorah in art and dark legend

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican Museums and the Jewish Museum of Rome are exploring together the significance of the menorah, although they also give a nod to the centuries-old […]

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Fatima seers become church’s youngest non-martyred saints

FATIMA, Portugal — Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they […]

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Church leaders view religious freedom order as positive step

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, as a step […]

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Pope advances sainthood causes of U.S. priest, Vietnamese cardinal

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Wisconsin-born Capuchin Father Solanus Casey, five religious, four laypeople and two cardinals, including Vietnamese Cardinal Francois Nguyen Van Thuan. […]

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Collection set for May 20-21 to support national shrine’s dome project

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A special, one-time national collection will be taken in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend on May 20-21 (in other U.S. parishes, at Masses on May 13-14), […]

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Fatima at 100: Story of apparitions continues to attract attention

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While conversion and prayer are at the heart of Mary’s messages at Fatima, Portugal, the miracles and unexplained phenomenon that accompanied the events 100 years ago […]

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Pope, Coptic patriarch honor martyrs, urge unity for peace

CAIRO (CNS) — Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where dozens of Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed by an Islamic State militant last year, Pope Francis […]

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Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

CAIRO (CNS) — Calling his visit to Egypt a journey of “unity and fraternity,” Pope Francis launched a powerful call to the nation’s religious leaders to expose violence masquerading as […]

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Four-year Encuentro process begins in the U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means “encounter,” and in the modern church in the U.S. it refers to a series of meetings that will take place over […]

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ICC makes advances as Indiana General Assembly adjourns

INDIANAPOLIS — Each session of the Indiana General Assembly offers opportunities to promote the consistent life ethic and further the common good says Glenn Tebbe, executive director of the Indiana […]

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Persecuted Christians often choose strategy of survival, says study

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A new study categorizes what kinds of responses emerge when Christians around the world are persecuted, noting that, most often, Christians choose a strategy of survival. However, […]

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Pope in Egypt: Strengthening weary Christians, reaching out to all

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt, a land increasingly marked by terrorist-led bloodshed, stands as part of his mission to inspire and encourage today’s actors in theaters […]