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After U.S. reversal, Vatican reiterates two states needed in Holy Land

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican reiterated its call for a two-state solution in the Holy Land after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States would no longer recognize the … Continue reading

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Welcoming pope after long flight, Thais keep it warm and informal

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service BANGKOK (CNS) — Arriving in Thailand after an 11-hour flight, Pope Francis was greeted by 11 children — one for each of the country’s dioceses. Pope Francis caressed the faces of the shy little … Continue reading

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Pope calls for action against destructive culture of food waste

By Paige Hanley Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A negligent and selfish culture of food waste is fueling the global hunger crisis, damaging the lives of individuals and preventing the progress of all people, Pope Francis said. “In … Continue reading

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Minority mission: Pope to encourage Thailand’s small Catholic community

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The theme of Pope Francis’ visit to Thailand is focused on mission, but in the Asian country where Catholics are a tiny minority, that mission is less about proclamation and … Continue reading

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No nukes: Pope expected to take aim at new arms race during Japan trip

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ top aide made no secret of what will be on the pope’s mind when he visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, Nov. 24: “the total elimination of nuclear weapons.” … Continue reading

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More must be done to include women in church bodies, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although people may have different ways of praying or of serving their parish or the poor, the Catholic Church needs laity, priests, religious, parishes and lay movements to collaborate in … Continue reading

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Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A commitment to defending and protecting human life requires a commitment to ending wars and to promoting nuclear disarmament, Pope Francis said. “Using nuclear weapons is immoral,” the pope said … Continue reading

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