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Pope thanks pilgrim with disability who walked along Spain’s ‘Camino’

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis sent a letter of gratitude to a Spanish teen with an intellectual disability after the 15-year-old traveled more than 60 miles along the famed Camino de Santiago … Continue reading

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Canadian court: Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S. violates rights

By Michael Swan Catholic News Service TORONTO (CNS) — Canada’s Federal Court has ruled the country’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by sending refugees who arrive at Canada’s land borders … Continue reading

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Not all in same boat: Some communities ‘sink more easily,’ archbishop says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted humanity’s vulnerability and interdependence, as well as serious social and economic inequalities, the Pontifical Academy for Life said in a new document. The eight-page … Continue reading

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Vatican denies involvement in decision to exhume former Spanish dictator

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican distanced itself again from any involvement in the Spanish government’s decision to exhume the remains of the country’s late dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco. The statement, released by … Continue reading

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French police suspect arson was cause of fire at Nantes cathedral

By Catholic News Service NANTES, France (CNS) — French police have opened an arson investigation into a fire at a Gothic cathedral in Nantes. The blaze broke out in three places in the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul July 18. … Continue reading

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Ahead of G-20 meeting, Caritas urges debt relief for poor countries

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As finance ministers representing the world’s wealthiest countries prepare to meet online, Caritas Internationalis echoed Pope Francis’ call for debt relief to poor countries reeling from war, poverty and … Continue reading

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Vatican releases guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how bishops, religious superiors and canon lawyers are supposed to handle accusations … Continue reading

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Bishops in Canada, Spain remind Catholics of importance of the elderly

By Catholic News Service Catholic bishops on two different sides of the Atlantic reminded Catholics of the enormous suffering of vulnerable peoples, but most especially the elderly, during the coronavirus pandemic. In Canada, “the pandemic has prompted a renewed discussion about … Continue reading

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Pope sends respirator to Brazilian hospital treating indigenous patients

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Brazilian Bishop Vital Corbellini of Maraba expressed his gratitude to Pope Francis after receiving a much-needed respirator and temperature gauge for a hospital treating indigenous patients with COVID-19. The … Continue reading

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Pope, U.S. bishops ‘saddened’ by Turkish court ruling on Hagia Sophia

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he was saddened after a Turkish court ruled to revert the iconic Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque. U.S. bishops echoes his statement and urged Turkish … Continue reading

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