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Vatican pharmacy does booming business

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Serving an average of more than 2,000 clients a day, the Vatican pharmacy may be one of the world’s busiest in-person dispensaries of pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medicines, soaps, ointments and elixirs. … Continue reading

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Congregation centennial: Supporting Eastern Catholics against all odds

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, an office that supports the Eastern Catholic churches and strives to ensure that the … Continue reading

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Pope offers prayers for victims of terrorist attack in Barcelona

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left at least 12 people dead and injured dozens of others. “With great concern the Holy Father … Continue reading

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Pope prays for victims of ‘devastating’ mudslide in Sierra Leone

(Second update 12:30 p.m. ET) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered his condolences and his prayers to the people of Sierra Leone after flooding and a major mudslide Aug. 14 led to the … Continue reading

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Pope entrusts to Mary victims of disasters, conflict, social tension

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a week in which natural disasters, war and racial conflicts dominated the headlines, Pope Francis prayed that Mary would bring peace to a divided world. After reciting the … Continue reading

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Cling to the Lord, not horoscopes, fortunetellers, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When passing through the storm of life’s difficult moments, Christians must latch on to Christ and not the false sense of security offered by psychics and soothsayers, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Archbishop says Blessed Romero could be canonized next year

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The archbishop officially promoting Blessed Oscar Romero’s cause for sainthood said he hopes the process will conclude within a year and Catholics around the world will honor St. Oscar Romero, … Continue reading

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