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Catholic leaders call for prayers, help after massive Beirut blasts

By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Lebanese were reeling after a massive explosion at Beirut’s port destroyed homes, businesses and livelihoods across the capital, and Catholic leaders immediately took action and called for international support. Aid … Continue reading

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Pope calls for prayers for Lebanon after deadly explosion in Beirut

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After a massive fire triggered a deadly explosion in Beirut, Pope Francis called for prayers and a united effort to help Lebanon overcome “this serious crisis.” “Let us pray for … Continue reading

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Vatican workers who meet public tested for COVID-19 antibodies

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Vatican employees and workers who have contact with the public are being tested for the antibodies for COVID-19, said the new director of the Vatican department of health and hygiene. … Continue reading

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German author says retired Pope Benedict is ‘extremely frail’

Updated 11:50 a.m. By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — An author with a long and close relationship to retired Pope Benedict XVI told a German newspaper that the 93-year-old retired pope is “extremely frail.” Peter Seewald, … Continue reading

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Nuclear era that began in 1945 poses moral questions for the 21st century

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by atomic bomb explosions 75 years ago this August, hastening the end of World War II. And while a nuclear arms race … Continue reading

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In planning Jan. 29 March for Life, officials mindful of health safeguards

By Kurt Jensen  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the midst of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the annual March for Life rally on the National Mall and march to the Supreme Court are still scheduled … Continue reading

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Czerny: Pandemic made people grasp role of migrants as essential workers

By Sarah Mac Donald Catholic News Service DUBLIN (CNS) — The coronavirus pandemic “opened our eyes to the peripheries in our midst,” specifically to the contribution of migrant workers in essential services such as health care, transportation, sanitation and agriculture, … Continue reading

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COVID pandemic should raise questions about faith, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Besides the immediate considerations of trying to stay healthy, to mourn the dead and protect others, the coronavirus pandemic should be prompting Christians to reflect on their faith, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Parishes are not ‘businesses’ that can be led by anyone, cardinal says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The recent Vatican instruction on pastoral care clarifies the responsibility of every member of the church community to work together in the shared mission of evangelization and warns against turning … Continue reading

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U.S. data group: China hacked computers of Vatican, other church entities

By Catholic News Service China has been accused of hacking Vatican computers as well as those in the Diocese of Hong Kong and other Catholic organizations in May. The hacking appears to be an attempt to gain an advantage in … Continue reading

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