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Catholic leaders urge prayers, unity after attacks in Spain

By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service OXFORD, England (CNS) — Spanish church leaders urged prayers and national unity after two terrorist attacks left at least 19 people dead. Pope Francis, U.S. bishops and others weighed in with prayers and rejection … Continue reading

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Pope offers prayers for victims of terrorist attack in Barcelona

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left at least 12 people dead and injured dozens of others. “With great concern the Holy Father … Continue reading

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Kosovo to dedicate cathedral named for Mother Teresa

By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — A cathedral named for St. Teresa of Kolkata is scheduled to be dedicated in Kosovo on the 20th anniversary of her death. The cathedral will be dedicated Sept. 5 in … Continue reading

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Papal envoy calls Blessed Romero ‘martyr of hope’

By Catholic News Service SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) — Blessed Oscar Romero, the murdered archbishop of San Salvador, is a martyr of hope, said Chilean Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, Pope Francis’ envoy to the celebration of the centennial of the … Continue reading

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Genocide of Christians continues in Middle East, says new U.S. report

By Josephine von Dohlen Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Trump administration renews its commitment to the protection of religious minority groups threatened by the Islamic State in the Middle East, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in … Continue reading

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Pope entrusts to Mary victims of disasters, conflict, social tension

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a week in which natural disasters, war and racial conflicts dominated the headlines, Pope Francis prayed that Mary would bring peace to a divided world. After reciting the … Continue reading

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Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

By Tony C. Diaz Catholic News Service HAGATNA, Guam (CNS) — The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in Christ amid threats of missile attacks by … Continue reading

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