Category Archives: World

Text of common declaration on baptism, by Pope Francis, Pope Tawadros

By Catholic News Service CAIRO (CNS) — Here is the text of the common declaration on baptism between Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, signed April 28. 1. We, Francis, bishop of Rome and pope of the Catholic … Continue reading

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Pope, Coptic patriarch honor martyrs, urge unity for peace

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service CAIRO (CNS) — Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where dozens of Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed by an Islamic State militant last year, Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope … Continue reading

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Unmask violence posing as holy,​ pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

(Updated 12:02 p.m. ET) By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service CAIRO (CNS) — Calling his visit to Egypt a journey of “unity and fraternity,” Pope Francis launched a powerful call to the nation’s religious leaders to expose violence masquerading as … Continue reading

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Practical Christianity: Pope emphasizes real help for those in need

By Keanine Griggs Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ unique approach to teaching the faithful combines speaking clearly and simply with showing people what steps — even small steps — they can take to make a difference, … Continue reading

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Between election rounds, French cardinal deplores ‘democracy gone mad’

By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — France’s Catholic primate has condemned the current presidential campaign as his country’s “worst ever” and urged Christians to help prevent democracy from “losing its sense.” “Left and right rivaled each … Continue reading

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In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

By Keanine Griggs Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future. “How wonderful would it be … Continue reading

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Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to … Continue reading

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