Author Archives: Cindy Wooden

Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis announced he will create five new cardinals June 28; the new cardinals-designate come from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos and El Salvador. Unusually, the group of prelates announced by … Continue reading

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Pope: U.S., North Korea need diplomatic solution to escalating tensions

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM CAIRO (CNS) — A diplomatic solution must be found to the escalating tension between North Korea and the United States, Pope Francis told journalists. “The path (to take) is … Continue reading

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True faith means loving others to the extreme, pope tells Egypt’s Catholics

(Updated at 10:05 a.m.) By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service CAIRO (CNS) — The only kind of fanaticism that is acceptable to God is being fanatical about loving and helping others, Pope Francis said on his final day in Egypt. … Continue reading

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Catholic leaders in Syria criticize U.S. missile strikes

UPDATED 11:07 a.m. April 7 By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of chemical attacks reported April … Continue reading

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Spread hope, preach Christ, don’t worry about numbers, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Visiting Milan, the center of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister to them. He had lunch at the city’s historic San … Continue reading

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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — A practical first step toward holiness — as well as toward assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offense … Continue reading

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Violence fixes nothing; world needs politics of peace, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Calling for a new style of politics built on peace and nonviolence, Pope Francis also called for disarmament, the eradication of nuclear weapons and an end to domestic violence and … Continue reading

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