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Cardinal calls Salvadorans to reflect on true meaning of martyrdom

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The celebrations of the 100th anniversary Blessed Oscar Romero’s birth should be a time to reflect on what it really means to call someone a martyr, said Cardinal Gregorio Rosa … Continue reading

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Path to peace: Pope’s visit aims to help Colombians take next steps

(Backgrounder and analysis) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis had promised to visit Colombia once a peace accord was in place, but his visit Sept. 6-10 is less about congratulations than about consolidation. “He … Continue reading

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Italians debate whether rescuing migrants at sea can be a crime

(Backgrounder) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As temperatures heated up in Italy in late July and August, so did the debate over migration policy and, particularly, over the rescue of refugees and migrants attempting to … Continue reading

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Vatican official hints at unofficial agreement with China on bishops

By Catholic News Service HONG KONG (CNS) — A senior Vatican official has hinted there is an unofficial agreement between the Holy See and Beijing on the appointment of bishops, even as negotiations to formalize arrangements continue to hit roadblocks, … Continue reading

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Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said. The Gospel of Luke’s account of … Continue reading

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American community finds a new home in Rome

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — After years in exile from the church they had called home for the past 95 years, the American Catholic community in Rome moved to a new church they can finally … Continue reading

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Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength … Continue reading

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