Category Archives: World

Take charge of your roots, culture, pope tells indigenous youths

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said that in order to face the challenges ahead, young indigenous men and women must protect and never forget their roots and their cultures. In a video … Continue reading

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Without a voice at home, Nicaraguans ask Washington-based OAS for help

Backgrounder.  By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — For a few hours, Gio Gomez left the warmth of the Florida sun and headed north toward an arctic blast in Washington. She protected herself from the winter breeze while … Continue reading

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Vatican releases guidelines to help church fight human trafficking

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has created a set of pastoral guidelines to inspire and improve the church’s work in addressing the crime of human trafficking and the care of its victims worldwide. … Continue reading

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Australia delegation makes pre-WYD stops at March for Life, Guadalupe

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — About 1,000 young Catholic Australians left their homeland to participate in World Youth Day in Panama. But, since they were in the neighborhood — well, make that hemisphere — about half … Continue reading

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Pope wants abuse summit to lead to clarity, action

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the upcoming meeting on protecting minors, Pope Francis wants leaders of the world’s bishops’ conferences to clearly understand what must be done to prevent abuse, care for victims and … Continue reading

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Visiting bishops see ‘incomprehensible complexity’ of Holy Land situation

By Judith Sudilovsky  Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — Visiting with Christian communities in northern Israel and the northern Palestinian Territories has helped bishops participating in the annual Holy Land Coordination see “the great need” to promote an understanding between … Continue reading

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Rome mayor says Caritas will still get Trevi Fountain coins

By Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — After weeks of confusion and consternation, Rome’s mayor told the Vatican newspaper that Rome Caritas would benefit not only from the coins tourists throw in the Trevi Fountain, but from coins tossed in any … Continue reading

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