Category Archives: World

Don’t compromise on protecting minors from abuse, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he told the bishops and priests of Chile to be uncompromising when it comes to protecting minors from sexual abuse and to trust that God will purify … Continue reading

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Smoke but no fire on bus during papal visit

Editor’s Note: Paul Haring is senior photographer in the CNS Rome Bureau and travels with Pope Francis. He filed this first-person account of a papal trip mishap. By Paul Haring Catholic News Service SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Where there is smoke, … Continue reading

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Support families, human dignity, pope tells global leaders at Davos

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Global leaders must implement policies that support the family and offer real opportunities for the growth and development of all people, Pope Francis told people attending the World Economic Forum … Continue reading

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Security expert says wall would be costly symbol of exclusion, bigotry

Backgrounder.  By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A scholar at a Washington think tank says the Trump administration doesn’t understand the financial, social, environmental and other implications of building a bigger border wall with Mexico and may … Continue reading

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At Lima Mass for 1.3 million, Pope Francis preaches message of hope

By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service LIMA, Peru (CNS) — Pope Francis took his message of hope to this sprawling, dusty capital of Peru, celebrating Mass within view of the rocky, waterless Andean slopes where most of the city’s … Continue reading

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Pope Francis calls for church with ‘Amazonian and indigenous’ face

By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (CNS) — Pope Francis called on indigenous people of the Amazon to work with missionaries and bishops to shape a church with an “Amazonian and indigenous” face. The pope pledged … Continue reading

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Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

Updated By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO IQUIQUE, Chile (CNS) — Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile. During … Continue reading

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