Category Archives: World

Update: Pope meets Chilean abuse victims; controversy over bishop continues

Updated Jan. 20 1:10 p.m. By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said, but his actions threatened to … Continue reading

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Pope begins seven-day pilgrimage to Chile, Peru

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Pope Francis arrived in Santiago Jan. 15, the first stop on a seven-day, six-city visit to Peru and Chile, where he will take his message of hope to people … Continue reading

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Trump comments ‘harsh, offensive,’ Vatican newspaper says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In its continuing coverage of the U.S. immigration debate, the Vatican newspaper noted media reports that President Donald Trump “used particularly harsh and offensive words about immigrants” from several countries. … Continue reading

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Pope faces challenge of restoring trust in wake of Peru, Chile scandals

Updated By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis embarks on his fourth visit to South America, he will face the enormous task of restoring trust and encouraging healing after scandals in Chile and … Continue reading

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Ending DACA will lead to ‘humanitarian crisis,’ says Archbishop Gomez

By Catholic News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Congress must separate “the conversation about DACA” from the “larger issues” about U.S. immigration policy, because allowing the program to expire will lead “to a humanitarian crisis,” especially in Los Angeles, said Archbishop … Continue reading

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Don’t rush through silence at Mass, pope says at general audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The silence that precedes the opening prayer at Mass is an opportunity for Christians to commend to God the fate of the church and the world, Pope Francis said. … Continue reading

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Catholic groups decry end of immigration protection for Salvadorans

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the Catholic Church in the U.S. began observing National Migration Week, a time to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, immigrants, refugees, and human trafficking victims, the administration of President … Continue reading

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