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Global Migration Campaign launched

A prayer for migrants and refugees On Sept. 27, Pope Francis launched a global campaign to support migrants and refugees around the world. In collaboration with the campaign and the […]

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100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

By Robert Duncan MOSCOW (CNS) — A few blocks from Moscow’s Lubyanka Building, which for decades served as the headquarters of the Soviet Union’s KGB security agency, the Russian Orthodox […]

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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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Pope, Orthodox patriarch issue joint plea for care of creation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Together with the head of the Orthodox Church, Pope Francis urged people to be respectful and responsible toward creation while being aware of how disrupted ecosystems […]

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Path to peace: Pope’s visit aims to help Colombians take next steps

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis had promised to visit Colombia once a peace accord was in place, but his visit Sept. 6-10 is less about congratulations than about consolidation. […]

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Oklahoma set for beatification of ‘ordinary’ native son

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics in Oklahoma have been preparing for a long time for this moment. Many, like Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, had faith it would come, […]

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Pope ‘saddened’ after shooting in Nigerian church

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis sent his condolences to the victims and survivors of a deadly shooting that occurred during Mass Aug. 6 at a parish in Nigeria. Cardinal […]

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News Briefs

Reformed churches sign agreement adopting justification doctrine VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Signaling a turning point in ecumenical relations with the Catholic Church, the World Communion of Reformed Churches signed an […]

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Cardinal hopes church’s history in Iraq will help its future

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To understand the current situation in Iraq — the evolving and complex conflicts there, and the fear and resilience of its Christians — one has to […]

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Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for eucharist

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, […]

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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 […]