Author Archives: Cindy Wooden

Salesian priest recounts harrowing tale of his capture, liberation

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil was sitting in a room in an unknown location — one of several he had been relocated to during his 18-month imprisonment — when he received … Continue reading

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Pope urges respect for the life and dignity of migrants, refugees

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With millions of people fleeing violence, persecution and poverty around the globe, individual nations must expand options that make it possible for migrants and refugees to cross their borders safely … Continue reading

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Pope names Spanish archbishop to succeed Cardinal Muller at doctrine office

(Updated July 3) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Promoting the secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the office of prefect, Pope Francis chose not to ask German Cardinal Gerhard Muller … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in Australia

Updated By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Proclaiming his innocence after being charged with sexual abuse, Australian Cardinal George Pell said, “I’m looking forward finally to having my day in court.” “I’m innocent of these charges. … Continue reading

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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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