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Pope adds year of missionary service to Vatican diplomats’ training

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis, adopting a suggestion made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, has decided that every priest preparing for service in the Vatican diplomatic corps must spend a … Continue reading

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British Columbia couple on quarantined cruise ship relying on faith

By Agnieszka Ruck Catholic News Service VANCOUVER, British Columbia (CNS) — The morning routine hasn’t changed for Marichu and Ding Camales-Torrijos since they and all other passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship were quarantined following discovery of the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Pope on women in Amazon church: Don’t try to ‘clericalize’ them

Backgrounder and analysis. By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis released his document on the Amazon region on the 15th anniversary of the assassination in Brazil of U.S. Notre Dame Sister Dorothy Stang, a missionary … Continue reading

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Everyday Heroes: Knight brings more than clean water to Guatemalans

By Andrew Butler Catholic News Service The only water available to the people in the mountain region of Santa Maria in Jalapa, Guatemala, was bacteria-infested. Women and girls would spend as much as eight hours per day hauling the water … Continue reading

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Pope lifts secrecy obligation for those who report having been abused

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has abolished the obligation of secrecy for those who report having been sexually abused by a priest and for those who testify in a church trial or process … Continue reading

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NCYC goes from rowdy to reverent for Blessed Sacrament, pope’s message

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Outside, a cold drizzle dampened Indianapolis Nov. 21. Inside the city’s convention center, however, it seemed as if the pure joy and enthusiasm of 20,000 people — mostly high school youths — would have held off the … Continue reading

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Government supporters besiege another Nicaraguan church

By David Agren Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Pro-government mobs besieged another Nicaraguan parish, further inflaming tensions between the Catholic Church and President Daniel Ortega, whose Sandinista regime is targeting dissidents and attempting to stamp out dissent. On … Continue reading

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