Category Archives: World

Pope adds teen to list of saints to be declared during synod on youth

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis added an Italian teenager to the list of people he will formally recognize as saints Oct. 14 during the monthlong meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on young people. During … Continue reading

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Pulled from the sea, migrant’s rescue puts spotlight on Italian policy

Backgrounder and analysis. By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Tweeting with hashtags that translate as “Closed ports” and “Open hearts,” Italy’s interior minister disputed claims that the Italian government was complicit in leaving a migrant to die … Continue reading

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India’s Sister Prema condemns trafficking, says nuns not involved

By Catholic News Service NEW DELHI (CNS) — Facing child trafficking allegations at one of its homes for unmarried mothers in India, the Missionaries of Charity said the order condemns the actions of individuals involved and stressed that these are unrelated … Continue reading

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Nicaraguan bishops to pray for exorcism as violence continues

Updated July 18. By Catholic News Service MANAGUA, Nicaragua (CNS) — Police and paramilitaries in Nicaragua have attacked another parish in an indigenous community as churches and clergy come under attack for trying to protect populations protesting authoritarian rule. Gunfire and … Continue reading

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A good Christian shares the Gospel, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — All Christians are called to be missionaries, concerned more with sharing the Gospel than with earning money or even with being successful at winning converts, Pope Francis said. “A baptized … Continue reading

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Charities’ CEO visits border, hears immigrants’ stories of fleeing danger

By Michael Brown  Catholic News Service NOGALES, Mexico (CNS) — Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, grew emotional talking about the harrowing stories she heard from immigrants about the life they left behind to seek … Continue reading

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After World War I, church changed mission approach, cardinal says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the “state church” in a way that forced the Catholic Church to discover … Continue reading

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