Category Archives: World

Administration to apply ‘third country’ rule for asylum-seekers

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Trump administration announced the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security are adopting an interim “third country rule” requiring immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to first apply for refugee status in … Continue reading

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Vatican City State set to end sale of single-use plastics

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After current supplies run out, Vatican City State will no longer be selling any single-use plastic items on its tiny territory. While the European Union pledged in May to ban … Continue reading

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When Islamic State came, Iraqi monks had just finished hiding manuscripts

By Doreen Abi Raad  Catholic News Service BEIRUT (CNS) — The first time a band of Islamic State militants “visited” the monks, they presented the monks with a kind of suggestion, in a nonthreatening manner: “Why don’t you become a … Continue reading

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Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying that Catholics would understand and act on “the inseparable bond” between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in … Continue reading

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Not the usual suspects: Cardinal wants parish teams of risk-takers

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The papal vicar for Rome has asked every pastor in the diocese to form a “pastoral team” of about a dozen “courageous explorers” to help launch a new neighborhood missionary outreach. … Continue reading

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Chile removes statute of limitations on sex abuse cases

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the Catholic Church in Chile continues to deal with the fallout of clerical sexual abuse and its cover-up, the Chilean government passed a law removing the statute of … Continue reading

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U.S. bishop among nearly 200 faith leaders speaking against war in Iran

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two Catholic bishops are among nearly 200 faith leaders calling on President Donald Trump’s administration to pursue diplomacy to resolve conflicts with Iran. Bishop John E. Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, bishop-president … Continue reading

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