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Mideast Christian leaders to Trump: Jerusalem move could have dire results

JERUSALEM (CNS) — In an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, Christian leaders in Jerusalem said U.S. recognition of the city as the capital of Israel could have dire […]

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News Briefs: December 10, 2017

Bill allowing houses of worship to receive federal disaster aid advanced by panel WASHINGTON (CNS) — Legal language allowing houses of worship to receive federal disaster assistance was advanced out […]

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Catholic liturgies avoid Christmas decorations, carols in Advent

WASHINGTON (CNS)— During the weeks before Christmas, Catholic churches stand out for what they are missing. Unlike stores, malls, public buildings and homes that start gearing up for Christmas at […]

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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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News Briefs: December 3, 2017

Pope leads prayer service for peace in South Sudan, Congo VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although it was not possible to visit South Sudan as he had hoped, Pope Francis said […]

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Church leaders decry plan to end TPS for Haitians

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Advocates and Church leaders rallied around 58,000 Haitians living in the United States since a ferocious 2010 earthquake after the Trump administration moved to end a humanitarian […]

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Pope, USCCB president pray for victims of Egyptian mosque attack

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayer for the victims of a bombing at a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai region. Addressing thousands of people gathered in […]

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To experience one of the holiest Christian sites, go to Washington

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the nation’s capital, a $15 museum ticket and pair of 3-D glasses is the passport Christian pilgrims and others need to experience what may be 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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Youth urged to remember they’re ‘beloved children of God, called by name’

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — The sound of more than 20,000 teens screaming and singing along with raucous music of Christian hip-hop band TobyMac was loud. The sound of the same number […]

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Puerto Rico archbishop sees spiritual rebirth after storm’s wrath

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Almost two months after the devastating winds and rains of Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of Puerto Rico, there is still no clear path to recovery. Although […]

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U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

BALTIMORE (CNS) — At the start of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 13, U.S. Catholic bishops faced some big issues — immigration and racism — straight on and […]