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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 […]

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Pope says Catholics can receive plenary indulgence for Guadalupe devotion

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — With the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe closed for her feast to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Pope Francis said Catholics still can receive a […]

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News Briefs: December 13, 2020

Trier’s Catholic cathedral becomes center of mourning after SUV attack BERLIN (CNS) — People gathered in Trier’s cathedral the evening of Dec. 1 to pray for the victims of a […]

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News Briefs: December 6, 2020

Extension’s ‘Advent Alms’ program aims to help poor US Catholic communities CHICAGO (CNS) — To support poor faith communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Extension is launching “Advent […]

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Pope meets with NBA players union delegation at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A delegation representing the National Basketball Players Association, a union representing professional athletes from the NBA, met with Pope Francis and spoke with him about their […]