Category Archives: World

Cardinal Pell returns to prison to await ruling on appeal

By Catholic News Service MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) — Cardinal George Pell was taken back to prison June 6 at the end of a two-day hearing on his appeal of his conviction on five counts of child sexual abuse. A three-judge panel … Continue reading

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Thousands join Hong Kong vigil commemorating Tiananmen massacre

By Catholic News Service HONG KONG (CNS) — Tens of thousands of people commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre at a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. The gathering June 4 attracted 180,000 people, according to the … Continue reading

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Vatican names Filipino boy who died at 17 Servant of God

By Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — A Filipino teenager who died could be on his way to sainthood after the Vatican declared him a Servant of God, the first step in the process toward sainthood. The Congregation for Saints’ … Continue reading

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Leave divisions behind, embrace fellowship, pope says at Marian shrine

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service MIERCUREA CIUC, Romania (CNS) — At a Marian shrine in the heart of Transylvania, Pope Francis called on Romania’s Catholics to leave resentments behind and to embark on a journey of unity. Celebrating … Continue reading

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New diocese, old problems: Bishop takes stock of Venezuelan see’s needs

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishop Jose Manuel Romero Barrios spent the first anniversary of the Diocese of El Tigre, Venezuela, of which he is its founding bishop, not in the diocese but in the United … Continue reading

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Pope urges Romanian leaders to care for country’s poor, disadvantaged

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service BUCHAREST, Romania (CNS) — Pope Francis told Romanian leaders a country’s success is measured by how it treats and cares for its most vulnerable citizens, especially the poor and disadvantaged. The path to … Continue reading

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Ahead of visit, pope calls on Romania to remember legacy of martyrs

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he hopes his visit to Romania will strengthen the bonds of faith that unite Orthodox and Catholics in the country. The ties between the two churches … Continue reading

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