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Pope discusses deaconesses, need for nuns to be servants not ‘maids’

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world they need to send sisters on assignments that truly serve the church and those in need, and … Continue reading

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Cardinal visits refugees in Greek camps as political solutions falter

  By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service MYTILENE, Greece (CNS) — The Vatican and the Greek government agree on what should happen to the asylum-seekers in Greek camps: They should be welcomed by European communities and helped to build a … Continue reading

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Christians’ first mission is to witness that God is love, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service SOFIA, Bulgaria (CNS) — God is love, but too many Christians live their faith in a way that undermines any attempt to communicate that essential fact to others, Pope Francis said. Celebrating a late … Continue reading

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Catholics, Orthodox must work to heal divisions, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service SOFIA, Bulgaria (CNS) — On the day Bulgarian Orthodox celebrate as “St. Thomas Sunday” and read the Gospel about the apostle asking to touch the wounds of the risen Lord, Pope Francis said the … Continue reading

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Church workers say Brazil’s indigenous still face discrimination

By Barbara J. Fraser  Catholic News Service ALTAMIRA, Brazil (CNS) — Brazil celebrated its national day of indigenous peoples April 19, and church workers say the fact that it was on Good Friday was a fitting reminder of the discrimination … Continue reading

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Argentine martyrs’ road to beatification recalls period of military rule

By David Agren  Catholic News Service LA RIOJA, Argentina (CNS) — Bishop Enrique Angelelli Carletti traveled to a rural corner of his diocese in July 1973 to celebrate the feast of San Antonio. He was run out of town instead. … Continue reading

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Sri Lankan attacks are the latest in series of Easter-related incidents

Updated: April 23, 2019 By Catholic News Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNS) — More than 300 people were killed and more than 500 injured in Easter attacks on three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka. The bombings were the latest … Continue reading

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