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Northern Italian dioceses take drastic measures against coronavirus

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the biggest two days of celebration and costume parades left, the famous pre-Lenten “Carnevale” of Venice was canceled as were Ash Wednesday services and even funeral Masses throughout the … Continue reading

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Mediterranean must be crossroad of peace, dialogue, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic communities of every nation on the Mediterranean Sea must work together to promote peace, to aid migrants and refugees and to defend religious freedom, Pope Francis told bishops … Continue reading

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Gospel challenges believers to love without measure, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The only acceptable form of extremism for a Christian is an “extremism of love,” Pope Francis said, concelebrating Mass with bishops from throughout the Mediterranean basin. “‘Love your enemies and … Continue reading

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Jean Vanier had ‘manipulative’ sexual relationships with six women

By Philippe Vaillancourt  Catholic News Service MONTREAL (CNS) — Jean Vanier, founder of the ecumenical L’Arche communities that provide group homes and spiritual support for people with intellectual disabilities, used his status to have “manipulative” sexual relationships with at least … Continue reading

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Slum Jesus to be part of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival

By Eduardo Campos Lima  Catholic News Service SAO PAULO (CNS) — One of Brazil’s most traditional samba schools — the popular associations that organize annual Carnival parades in the country — announced that the theme of its 2020 performance would … Continue reading

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Deaf survivors call on Vatican to release documents on abusers

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Three former students at a school for the deaf in Argentina traveled to Rome to demand Pope Francis and Vatican officials release records on priests who abused them and other … Continue reading

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Philippine bishops release additional guidelines to fight coronavirus

By Ryan Harms  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Amid continuing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Catholics in the Philippines have been asked not to kiss or touch the cross when they venerate it on Good Friday, … Continue reading

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