Category Archives: World

Nigerian bishops say Buhari should resign if he can’t stop violence

By Peter Ajayi Dada  Catholic News Service LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) — Nigeria’s bishops condemned repeated killings of innocent Nigerians by suspected ethnic militias in northeastern Nigeria and said President Muhammadu Buhari should resign if he could not keep the country … Continue reading

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Pope leads prayers for inter-Korean summit

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square in prayers for the success of the inter-Korean summit, scheduled for April 27. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s leader, Kim … Continue reading

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Survivor hopes papal meeting will bring end to ‘culture of abuse’

Updated April 26 By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A survivor of clergy sexual abuse in Chile said he hopes his meeting with Pope Francis will be an opportunity to make a difference and bring … Continue reading

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Toronto cardinal calls for prayers after van kills at least 10

By Catholic News Service TORONTO (CNS) — Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins called for special prayers after a van jumped a curb and killed at least 10 people on a busy Toronto street. Although officials said the April 23 incident did not … Continue reading

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Raise a cone: Rome’s poor celebrate pope’s name day with gelato

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Cones raised in the air, the crowd gathered for dinner at the Sant’Egidio Community’s soup kitchen toasted Pope Francis on his name day, the feast of St. George. The gelato was … Continue reading

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Pope calls for end to ‘needless bloodshed’ in Nicaragua

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for an end to violence in Nicaragua after several days of protests against proposed social security legislation led to the deaths of more than two dozen … Continue reading

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Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Sometimes the best opportunities result from a mix of asking and having things fall into your lap. So it was for William Friedkin, who directed “The Exorcist” 45 years ago and … Continue reading

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