Category Archives: World

Team effort helped convince Indians, Bangladeshis to evacuate for cyclone

By Bronwen Dachs  Catholic News Service Sheltering people from one of the strongest storms in more than a decade required convincing affected Indians and Bangladeshi that evacuation centers would have masks and other coronavirus protections in place, a Catholic Relief … Continue reading

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Vatican cautions Israel over West Bank annexation plan

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Holy See is concerned about an Israeli plan to unilaterally annex a large portion of land in the West Bank, said a Vatican statement. “The Holy See is following the situation closely … Continue reading

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Dozens gather virtually to sing psalms, hymns and inspired songs

Updated May 20, 2020 By Dan Meloy  Catholic News Service PONTIAC, Mich. (CNS) — Notre Dame Preparatory High School’s choir and alumni are bringing the world a little closer together, even when it remains far apart. On April 19, the … Continue reading

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African church leaders work to curb domestic abuse during lockdown

By Fredrick Nzwili  Catholic News Service NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — On the night of May 9, Edward Okello, an aeronautical engineer, died when a kitchen knife was plunged into his chest. Vigilance Shighi later said she did not know how … Continue reading

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Learn from St. John Paul, pope tells young people

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young men and women today can learn from the example of St. John Paul II, who proved that life’s difficulties are not an obstacle to holiness and happiness. Despite … Continue reading

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Vatican announces Laudato Si’ anniversary year

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican announced that it will commemorate the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment with a yearlong series of initiatives dedicated to the safeguarding and care … Continue reading

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Vatican listens to ‘cry of poor, cry of the Earth’ during pandemic

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ vision of “integral human development” and “integral ecology” involves identifying the connections between the condition of human beings and the condition of the environment, said Cardinal Peter Turkson. … Continue reading

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