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Meeting migrants, pope warns civilization risks being ‘shipwrecked’

HAL FAR, Malta (CNS) – Saying civilization itself risks foundering because of apathy and selfishness, Pope Francis insisted that migrants and refugees must be treated with care and kindness and […]

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Pope apologizes for treatment of Indigenous in Canada, promises to visit

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Expressing “sorrow and shame” for the complicity of Catholics in abusing Indigenous children in Canada and helping in the attempt to erase their culture, Pope Francis […]

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News Briefs: April 3, 2022

USCCB president, committee chairmen recommit church to pro-life initiatives WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNS) – As the nation awaits the U.S. Supreme Court’s most significant abortion ruling in decades, the president of […]

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Ecumenical patriarch pledges solidarity with Ukrainians during visit

By Jonathan Luxmoore WARSAW, Poland (CNS) – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople pledged solidarity with Ukrainians forced to flee their country and thanked neighboring Poland for showing “generosity, charity and […]

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News Briefs: March 27, 2022

Pope to consecrate Russia, Ukraine to Mary VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during a penitential prayer service in […]

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Pope promulgates Curia reform, emphasizing missionary nature

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Nine years after taking office, Pope Francis promulgated his constitution reforming the Roman Curia, a project he began with his international College of Cardinals shortly after […]

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Pope: ‘There is no justification’ for ‘sacrilegious’ war on Ukraine

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis again condemned Russia’s war on Ukraine, calling it a “senseless massacre” and “sacrilegious” attack on human life. “Sadly, the violent aggression against Ukraine does […]

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News Briefs: March 20, 2022

Russian Catholic: Current ‘situation very like the atheist Soviet Union’ WARSAW, Poland (CNS) – A Catholic professor said Russia’s clergy fear arrest if they question the war against Ukraine and […]

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All-star lineup: Why a canonization in 1622 still draws attention

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Vatican has hosted many massive and moving canonization ceremonies over the centuries, but a rite held in 1622 continues to be commemorated by devotees and […]

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News Briefs: March 13, 2022

Archbishop urges ‘sensitive’ care for families of U.S. troops now in Europe WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNS) – In the midst of pastoral visits to Wyoming and Colorado, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio […]

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Bishop in Ukraine fears Russia could brand priests, nuns as spies

WARSAW, Poland (CNS) – Church leaders in embattled Ukraine have warned that foreign missionaries could be targeted by attacking forces, while many could be branded “NATO spies” if Russia occupies […]

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New report highlights Tigray atrocities, says Ethiopia could face famine

By Frederick Nzwili NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) – As Catholic officials in Tigray continue to call for meaningful peace talks and an end to atrocities and the humanitarian aid blockade, an […]