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‘We must wait and see,’ pope says of President Trump

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As President Donald Trump was being sworn in, Pope Francis told an interviewer it would be “reckless” to pass judgment on the new president before he had a chance to … Continue reading

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Meeting pope, Irish prelates discuss ministry of bishop, abuse scandal

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Telling the bishops of Ireland that he wanted to hear their questions, concerns and even criticisms, Pope Francis spent almost two hours in conversation with them. In the continuing evolution … Continue reading

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Pope offers prayers for Trump as he becomes 45th U.S. president

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis sent best wishes and prayers to incoming President Donald J. Trump shortly after he took the oath of office. “I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of … Continue reading

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God’s forgiveness is call to sin no more, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God forgives and forgets the faults of repentant sinners, unless they keep reminding him of their errors by pretending they have no need to change, Pope Francis said. The new … Continue reading

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The ecology of burial: Choices reflect beliefs about life after death

By Robert Duncan Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a craftsman’s workshop on the edge of Rome’s Campo Verano cemetery, two designers are working to revive what they see as a dying art: burial. Unlike the masons who … Continue reading

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Pope: Catholics, Lutherans must continue to seek common ground

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although great strides have been made through 50 years of ecumenical dialogue, Catholics and Lutherans must continue to work toward becoming a full and visible sign of unity for … Continue reading

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Prayer brings light of hope in dark times, pope says at audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Prayer has the power to awaken hope in men and women, even in the face of death and destruction, Pope Francis said. People often feel unworthy to turn to … Continue reading

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