Category Archives: World

To experience one of the holiest Christian sites, head to Washington

Employing state-of-the-art technology, the National Geographic Museum in Washington Nov. 15 opened an exhibit that virtually transports visitors to the streets of Jerusalem and through the doors of a small church that protects what is believed to be the site of Christ’s burial and, to Christians, the site of his resurrection. Continue reading

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Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi

By Catholic News Service HONG KONG (CNS) — Officials in China’s eastern Jiangxi province have replaced religious images displayed by Christian families with portraits of the country’s leader, Xi Jinping. Ucanews.com reported that, on Nov. 12, pictures were uploaded to … Continue reading

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British Catholic schools remove ‘mother,’ ‘father’ from admission forms

By Simon Caldwell Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — The terms “mother” and “father” will be banned from Catholic schools’ admissions forms in England and Wales following a complaint the terms discriminated against gays and stepparents. The Office of … Continue reading

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At home and abroad: Bishops’ conferences show collegiality, solidarity

(Backgrounder) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The role of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other bishops’ conferences around the world is “catholic” — working together to promote the church’s mission, but also “to … Continue reading

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Pope sends letter to blind Colombian veteran he met

By Manuel Rueda Catholic News Service BOGOTA, Colombia (CNS) — Pope Francis sent a handwritten letter to a Colombian soldier who lost his sight during the country’s civil war. The pope met Edwin Restrepo, a retired marine, during his September … Continue reading

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Assassin happy for beatification of Indian Clarist nun

BANGALORE, India (CNS) — An Indian nun stabbed to death in 1995 will be beatified Nov. 4, and one of those who will celebrate is her assassin. Continue reading

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Mideast church leaders look to U.S., but want voice in own destiny

By Barb Fraze Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two prominent Mideast church leaders told a U.S. audience that they were looking to the United States for leadership to obtain peace in the Middle East. “We look to America to … Continue reading

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