Category Archives: World

Caring for the ill is priceless gift for society, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cancer prevention programs and campaigns need to reach everyone, Pope Francis said. “Spreading a culture of life — made up of attitudes and behaviors — is greatly needed, a true … Continue reading

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Vatican calls on China to let bishop exercise his ministry

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican expressed “grave concern” over the situation of a bishop in mainland China who has been in government custody for almost 10 months and moved repeatedly in an apparent … Continue reading

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Scorsese says a boyhood of church and movies continues to inspire him

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — Faith and films have been lifelong obsessions for director Martin Scorsese, obsessions that he said have given him moments of peace amid turmoil, but also challenges and frustrations that, in … Continue reading

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Pope will visit Chile, Peru in January, Vatican announces

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will travel to Colombia in September and, the Vatican announced, he will return to South America in January for a visit to Chile and Peru. The pope will be in … Continue reading

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Italian police recover stolen relic of St. John Bosco

By Catholic News Service TURIN, Italy (CNS) — Inside a copper teapot in a kitchen cupboard, Italian police found the relic of St. John Bosco that had been stolen two weeks earlier from the basilica erected at his birthplace. The … Continue reading

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Church offers counseling to help students cope with trauma of London fire

By Simon Caldwell Catholic News Service Church agencies are helping London Catholic school students cope with the trauma of the Grenfell Tower fire, including knowing that some of their fellow students are missing. Children who attended Catholic schools in the … Continue reading

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Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates “ostentatious wealth,” Pope Francis said. “God created the heavens and … Continue reading

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