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Pope announces Synod of Bishops dedicated to people in Amazon

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Addressing the challenges of evangelization in one of the world’s most remote areas and the connection between faith and environmental concern, Pope Francis announced a special gathering of the … Continue reading

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Christian life is a love story with God, pope says at canonization

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the Catholic Church’s newest saints, Christians are called to live their faith as a love story with God who wants a relationship that is “more than that of … Continue reading

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New saints inspire Christians to build peaceful world, bishop says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The church’s newest saints represent a diverse group of people who offer encouragement and hope to Christians today through their example, a Brazilian bishop said. Saints like the “Martyrs … Continue reading

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Vatican: Canada did not seek extradition for diplomat with porn charges

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Canadian authorities did not request the extradition of a Vatican diplomat who has been charged by police in Canada of accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography, a Vatican spokesman said. … Continue reading

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Find ways to keep migrant families together, Vatican official says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Overly strict immigration laws do not discourage migration, and more must be done to keep migrant families together, a Vatican representative said. “The migrant family is a crucial component of … Continue reading

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Have courage, pray fervently, pope tells churches facing persecution

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — No matter how much suffering Christians face in the world, God never forgets those who trust in and serve him, Pope Francis told leaders of Eastern Catholic churches. The courage … Continue reading

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Death penalty is ‘contrary to the Gospel,’ pope says

(Updated 3:35 p.m. ET) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, “is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel,” Pope Francis said. Marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic … Continue reading

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