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Pope recognizes miracle in sainthood cause of young tech whiz

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis formally recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager who the pope has said is a role model for young men … Continue reading

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Reconciling oneself to God leads to healing, pope says in Lenten message

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Lent is a time for deeper dialogue with God through prayer, for renewed gratitude for God’s mercy and for increased compassion for people whose lives are under attack, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Mediterranean must be crossroad of peace, dialogue, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic communities of every nation on the Mediterranean Sea must work together to promote peace, to aid migrants and refugees and to defend religious freedom, Pope Francis told bishops … Continue reading

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Gospel challenges believers to love without measure, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The only acceptable form of extremism for a Christian is an “extremism of love,” Pope Francis said, concelebrating Mass with bishops from throughout the Mediterranean basin. “‘Love your enemies and … Continue reading

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Pope clears way for beatification of Salvadoran Jesuit, companions

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service The Vatican announced Feb. 22 that Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of a fellow Jesuit, Salvadoran Father Rutilio Grande, and two companions who were murdered en route to a novena in 1977 in … Continue reading

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One year after abuse summit, church reviews progress, additional needs

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Since Pope Francis convened a historic summit at the Vatican one year ago to address clergy sex abuse and accountability, much has been done, but advocates say more is needed. … Continue reading

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Deaf survivors call on Vatican to release documents on abusers

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Three former students at a school for the deaf in Argentina traveled to Rome to demand Pope Francis and Vatican officials release records on priests who abused them and other … Continue reading

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