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Caring for the ill is priceless gift for society, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cancer prevention programs and campaigns need to reach everyone, Pope Francis said. “Spreading a culture of life — made up of attitudes and behaviors — is greatly needed, a true … Continue reading

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Vatican calls on China to let bishop exercise his ministry

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican expressed “grave concern” over the situation of a bishop in mainland China who has been in government custody for almost 10 months and moved repeatedly in an apparent … Continue reading

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Vatican announces pope will attend reconciliation events in Colombia

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Days after rebels in Colombia announced turning in the last of their cache of weapons over to international observers, the Vatican announced June 23 details of Pope Francis’ September trip to … Continue reading

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Under the radar: South Sudan needs media attention, immediate action

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is first of all a shepherd who makes seeking out the lost and forgotten his top priority. But he also knows that wherever he goes, the cameras and … Continue reading

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Holiness means being open to God, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Being a saint doesn’t require spending long hours in prayer, but rather living life open to God in good times and in bad, Pope Francis said. Christians should live … Continue reading

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Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Instead of “pretending to be adolescents,” parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the … Continue reading

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Pope will visit Chile, Peru in January, Vatican announces

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will travel to Colombia in September and, the Vatican announced, he will return to South America in January for a visit to Chile and Peru. The pope will be in … Continue reading

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