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Cardinal Gregory seals his relationship with the Diocese of Rome

ROME (CNS) —Ten months after Pope Francis inducted him into the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington took possession of his titular church in Rome, the Church […]

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Synodal process looks to hear from voices on the margins of the Church

Pope Francis is inviting Catholics both in the mainstream of Church life and on the margins to voice their dreams, ideas and concerns in preparation for the Synod of Bishops […]

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Be prophets of ‘hope-filled future,’ pope tells young people 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The world needs prophets and true witnesses of hope in a time of uncertainty and trial, Pope Francis told Catholic young people. In his message for […]

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Vatican to require vaccination proof or negative COVID-19 test

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Visitors, tourists and employees who want to enter Vatican territory will be required beginning Oct. 1 to show proof of vaccination, recovery from the coronavirus or […]

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News Briefs: September 26, 2021

Bishop praises House members for proposing citizenship path for immigrants WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ migration committee chairman Sept. 15 welcomed a move by House members to include language […]

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Church needs to hear God speaking through those who are hurting, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To listen to the Holy Spirit, members of the Church must listen to each other and especially to those who are marginalized, Pope Francis said, explaining […]

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News Briefs: September 19, 2021

Pope appeals for ‘fraternity and solidarity’ for people in Ethiopia VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed for those affected by the conflict in Ethiopia, appealing for “fraternity and solidarity […]

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Pope Francis says Benedict rightly warned against not respecting life

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis praised his predecessor’s courage in denouncing the danger of people no longer respecting or understanding the sacredness of human life.a Pope Francis highlighted retired […]

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Eucharist heals from idolatry of ‘self,’ pope says at Mass in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary (CNS) — Spending time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament can heal Christians from a self-absorbed religiosity that is ostentatious and triumphalist, Pope Francis said. Presiding over the […]

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News Briefs: September 12, 2021

Catholic Charities agencies rely on virtual outreach in Ida relief ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) — With several Northeast states now joining major metropolitan regions in the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Ida-related […]

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News Briefs: September 5, 2021

El Salvador sets date for four beatifications in January WASHINGTON (CNS) — El Salvador has set a Jan. 22 date for the beatifications of Jesuit Father Rutilio Grande, Franciscan Father […]

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News Briefs: August 22, 2021

Cardinal holds officers, their families ‘in prayer,’ decries gun violence CHICAGO (CNS) — Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago offered prayers for slain police officer Ella French and her family […]