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For World Day of the Sick, pope calls for health care for all

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praising those who help the sick and praying for those who are sick, Pope Francis called on Christians to practice what they preach, including by guaranteeing […]

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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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News Briefs: January 10, 2021

Christ’s human condition a sign of God’s love, pope says at Angelus VATICAN CITY (CNS) — By taking on the frail human condition, God showed His love for humanity and […]

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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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News Briefs: January 3, 2021

Week of prayer focuses on reconciliation among Christians VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity should help Christians see that the closer they draw to […]

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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: 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: Without alternatives, current COVID-19 vaccines are morally acceptable

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican’s doctrinal office said that when alternative vaccines are not available, it is morally acceptable to receive COVID-19 vaccines developed or tested using cell lines […]

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News Briefs: December 20, 2020

Jupiter, Saturn to put on ‘Christmas Star’ show at winter solstice CLEVELAND (CNS) — A once-every-two-decade conjunction involving the solar system’s two gas giants will give earthbound observers a look […]

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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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Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations still ‘full of grace’

By Esther Terry Celebrations for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe were still “full of grace” this year, although they looked different from normal. Pope Francis granted a plenary […]

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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 […]