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Iraq full of historic sites important to understanding Christianity

By Dale Gaviak AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Pope Francis hopes to embark on the first-ever papal visit to the biblical land of Iraq in early March in a spiritual pilgrimage […]

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News Briefs: February 28, 2021

Word change in missal doxology took effect on Ash Wednesday WASHINGTON (CNS) — A change in wording to the concluding doxology of orations in the Roman Missal, from “one God, […]

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Vatican Radio celebrates its 90th anniversary

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Vatican Radio received well-wishes from Pope Francis and an avid listener who is the second oldest person in the world. Sister Andre, […]

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Combatting malnutrition in Timor Leste

The family of Sandra Salleta da Costas Magno, 7, are famers who grow seasonal crops based on the rainy and dry season. In the dry season they plant carrot, tomato, […]

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News Briefs: February 21, 2021

Bill would block taxpayer funding of abortion, make Hyde Amendment permanent WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, has introduced a bill to prohibit use of federal taxpayer […]

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Media road map: Guidance from a pope and a saint, both named Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis met with a Catholic News Service delegation marking the agency’s 100th anniversary, he encouraged the agency to continue to foster dialogue and honest […]

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News Briefs: February 14, 2021

Pope adds Martha, Mary and Lazarus, Church doctors to universal calendar VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recognizing their welcome of and witness to Christ, Pope Francis has approved changing the liturgical […]

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Pope talks about Iraq trip, Catholic journalism, Church in US

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said that unless there is a serious new wave of COVID-19 infections in Iraq, he has every intention of visiting the country in early […]

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News Briefs: February 7, 2021

Archbishop welcomes federal actions on housing, hunger as pandemic continues WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee welcomed the extension of the federal eviction moratorium […]

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Verify before sharing ‘news,’ pope says in Communications Day message

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the age of instant communications and fake news, journalists — like everyone else — need to recover the practice of going out and verifying information […]

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News Briefs: January 31, 2021

At national memorial, Cardinal Gregory prays for all who died of COVID-19 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying the nation “reverently pauses in supplication to remember and to pray for the many […]

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In Jordan, patriarch reaffirms baptismal site, Church’s work with refugees

By Dale Gaviak AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) – Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s recognition of the official baptism site of Jesus in Jordan and said […]