Category Archives: World

Pope encourages worldwide prayer in fight against trafficking

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking invites people to host or attend a prayer service that fosters awareness of and support for victims of trafficking. The annual day, created … Continue reading

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Does God want religious diversity? Abu Dhabi text raises questions

Backgrounder and analysis. By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — That many religions exist in the world is a fact, but what that plurality communicates to believers about God is a question that theologians are still discussing. … Continue reading

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Pope: Respect, dialogue key for peace between Christians, Muslims

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said his recent visit to the United Arab Emirates, while brief, was a new page in relations between Christians and Muslims at a time when conflict and … Continue reading

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Jesuit Father Arrupe’s sainthood cause officially opens in Rome

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The sainthood cause of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe was formally opened in Rome at the Basilica of St. John Lateran Feb. 5, the 28th anniversary of Father Arrupe’s death. The cause … Continue reading

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In memoriam — Gaspar Romero, brother of St. Oscar Romero

Editor’s Note: For years, Carlos Colorado wrote the “Super Martyrio” blog, chronicling unfolding events on the path to the canonization of St. Oscar Romero. He is a lawyer and a Salvadoran immigrant who lives in the Los Angeles area. Commentary … Continue reading

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Pope, on flight, talks about dialogue, war, abuse of women religious

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CNS) — Pope Francis told reporters he is more afraid of the consequences of not engaging in interreligious dialogue than he is of being … Continue reading

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Following Jesus is a daily choice, pope tells religious at Vatican

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The choice to follow God in life is not just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but a decision that is made every day, Pope Francis said. Christians truly encounter Jesus through … Continue reading

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