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Despite invasion, nuns say they’ll remain in Ukraine to serve the people

By Gina Christian PHILADELPHIA, PA (CNS) – Women religious in Ukraine are facing Russia’s full-scale invasion of that nation with determined faith and a commitment to service. Two sisters of […]

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News Briefs: March 6, 2022

Ending conflict requires dialogue; Vatican ready to help, cardinal says VATICAN CITY – The Vatican is ready to facilitate negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary […]

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‘With a heart broken,’ pope prays for peace in Ukraine

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis said his heart was “broken” by the war in Ukraine, and he pleaded again, “Silence the weapons! “Many times, we prayed that this path […]

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News Briefs: February 27, 2022

Celibacy not ‘divine law’ for priests, but promotes holiness, speakers say VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The requirement that most priests in the Latin rite of the Catholic Church be celibate […]

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News Briefs: February 20, 2022

Pope restructures the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith VATICAN CITY (CNS) – As part of ongoing measures to reform the Roman Curia, Pope Francis has approved restructuring the […]

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News Briefs: February 6, 2022

Vietnamese Dominican stabbed to death while hearing confession HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (CNS) – A Dominican priest serving ethnic groups in Vietnam’s Central Highlands was stabbed to death while […]

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Annual Celebration of World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life 

WASHINGTON – The Catholic Church held its annual celebration of World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life on February 2, and parishes commemorated the event over the weekend of February […]

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News Briefs: January 30, 2021

Pope declares St. Irenaeus a doctor of the church VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis officially has declared St. Irenaeus of Lyon a doctor of the church. In a decree […]

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News Briefs: January 23, 2022

Vatican announces ‘Pilgrims of Hope’ as motto for Holy Year 2025 VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis approved “Pilgrims of Hope” as the motto for the Holy Year 2025. The […]

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New postulator named for Father Peyton’s sainthood cause

EASTON, Mass. (CNS) — The Congregation of Holy Cross has appointed Valentina Culurgioni to be the new postulator for the sainthood cause of Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton. The congregation […]

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Pope appeals for peace in Kazakhstan, says prayer is not ‘magic’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With dozens of people reported dead and thousands detained in Kazakhstan, Pope Francis prayed for the victims and for a return of peace in the former […]

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News Briefs: January 16, 2022

Indian government reversal: Missionaries of Charity can get foreign funds NEW DELHI (CNS) — The Indian government has restored the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration of the Missionaries of Charity, […]