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Pope, top Curia officials launch new style of ‘ad limina’ visit

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For decades, the visits bishops are required to make to the Vatican were known for their formality and routine style, but Pope Francis launched “a whole new style of … Continue reading

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Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light … Continue reading

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Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life, Pope Francis said. “The right to water is essential for the survival … Continue reading

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Vatican invites experts to promote safe, accessible water for everyone

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A special gathering of policy experts, government officials, religious leaders, scholars, and development and social justice advocates was looking at ways to guarantee water that is safe and more accessible … Continue reading

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Vatican offers support to local farmers in Italian earthquake zone

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In an effort to help support the economy of the central Italian region devastated by several earthquakes in 2016, the Vatican has purchased food from local farmers and producers … Continue reading

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If the shoe fits: Papal remarks on immigration apply to U.S., too

(Backgrounder and analysis) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis affirms basic Christian principles, he is not singling out one person or nation, but he definitely is not excluding them either. The ongoing global … Continue reading

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Pope appeals for aid as famine grips South Sudan

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis appealed for humanitarian assistance to South Sudan where famine threatens the lives of millions of people already suffering due to a three-year civil war. In the “martyred … Continue reading

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