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Defend God’s image by defending the Rohingya, pope urges

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service DHAKA, Bangladesh (CNS) — Each human being is created in the image and likeness of God, yet so often people desecrate that image with violence as seen in the treatment of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, … Continue reading

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Pope arrives in Bangladesh, praises country’s welcome of Rohingya

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service DHAKA, Bangladesh (CNS) — The government and people of Bangladesh have shown exemplary generosity in welcoming hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, despite great demands placed on already limited resources, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Jesus’ love is like ‘spiritual GPS,’ pope says in Myanmar

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Jesus’ love “is like a spiritual GPS” that guides people past the everyday obstacles of fear and pride and allows them to find their way to a relationship with God … Continue reading

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Pope meets generals after brief welcome by children in Myanmar

(Updated 10:09 p.m. ET) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Greeted by two dozen children wearing traditional attire and by the nation’s bishops, Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar Nov. 27 for a four-day visit. The arrival … Continue reading

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At home and abroad: Bishops’ conferences show collegiality, solidarity

(Backgrounder) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The role of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other bishops’ conferences around the world is “catholic” — working together to promote the church’s mission, but also “to … Continue reading

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Pope offers prayers for victims of Texas shooting

By┬áCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Calling the mass shooting in a Texas Baptist church Nov. 5 an “act of senseless violence,” Pope Francis asked the local Catholic archbishop to convey his condolences to the families of the victims … Continue reading

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Priest resigns as consultant to doctrine committee after letter to pope

(Updated 4:48 p.m. ET) By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — After publication of his letter to Pope Francis questioning the pontiff’s teachings, Father Thomas Weinandy has resigned from his position as consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ … Continue reading

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