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As Trump and Pope Francis meet, peace offerings in person and via Twitter

As Trump and Pope Francis meet, peace offerings in person and via Twitter

| Rhina Guidos | May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The New York archbishop said the pope probably speaks about the same topics to other world leaders, but “I think he especially would to the president of the strongest, mightiest power on the face of the earth.”

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Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

| Cindy Wooden | May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, “I won’t forget what you said.”

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Catholic groups sue over St. Louis ordinance protecting abortion advocacy

Catholic groups sue over St. Louis ordinance protecting abortion advocacy

| Jennifer Brinker | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Enacted in February, the city ordinance provides a protected-class status to any woman who chooses to have an abortion and those who support her in that action — while also discriminating against those who promote pro-life alternatives, the lawsuit stated.

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Pope, English Church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack

Pope, English Church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack

| Simon Caldwell | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a telegram sent to English Church officials on Pope Francis’ behalf, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said the pope “was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and tragic loss of life” after a suicide bomb killed at least 22 people and injured another 59 at Manchester Arena May 22. Many concertgoers at the Ariana Grande concert were teenagers, young adults and families.

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Trump arrives in Holy Land, visits Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall

Trump arrives in Holy Land, visits Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall

| Judith Sudilovsky | May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following his official welcome to Jerusalem by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, U.S. President Donald Trump began his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Western Wall.

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Salvadoran cardinal-designate dedicates appointment to Blessed Romero

Salvadoran cardinal-designate dedicates appointment to Blessed Romero

Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chavez dedicated his appointment as El Salvador’s first Catholic cardinal to his longtime friend and mentor, Blessed Oscar Romero, a slain archbishop who has come to symbolize the small Central American country’s fight for justice.

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Arab Christians voice hope, concern over Trump’s speech to Muslim leaders

Arab Christians voice hope, concern over Trump’s speech to Muslim leaders

| Dale Gavlak | May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Arab Christians voiced hope and concern over U.S. President Donald Trump’s first foreign visit and his speech in Saudi Arabia to the Muslim world, in which he urged a peace-focused Islam as a counter movement to extremism.

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About 100 students walk out of Pence’s Notre Dame commencement address

About 100 students walk out of Pence’s Notre Dame commencement address

About 100 graduates of the University of Notre Dame walked out of Vice President Mike Pence’s May 21 commencement address as he began to speak.

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Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican

Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican

| Rhina Guidos | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, will be Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, two U.S. news outlets are reporting.

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Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

| Cindy Wooden | May 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

A discussion about religious persecution could open the door to Pope Francis restating his conviction of the moral obligation to welcome strangers, especially those fleeing persecution, terrorism, war and abject poverty.

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Pope goes door to door blessing homes

Pope goes door to door blessing homes

| Cindy Wooden | May 19, 2017 | 4 Comments

Continuing the “Mercy Friday” visits he began during the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis chose a public housing complex in Ostia, a Rome suburb on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Notre Dame students plan walkout during Pence’s commencement address

Notre Dame students plan walkout during Pence’s commencement address

Earlier, the group announced members would protest Pence as a representative of the Trump administration and also for policies he supported as Indiana’s governor, including a religious freedom law and a bill to restrict abortion.

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