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Vatican envoy: Vietnam’s government must respect religious freedom

Vatican envoy: Vietnam’s government must respect religious freedom

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Vatican envoy to Vietnam called on the Southeast Asian nation’s communist government to respect religious freedom.

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Pope prays for victims of ‘devastating’ mudslide in Sierra Leone

Pope prays for victims of ‘devastating’ mudslide in Sierra Leone

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis offered his condolences and his prayers to the people of Sierra Leone after flooding and a major mudslide Aug. 14 led to the deaths of hundreds of people and displaced thousands.

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Conference offers a journey of hope to divorced Catholics

Conference offers a journey of hope to divorced Catholics

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Standing among a crowd of other divorced and separated people, one woman struggled to speak over still-painful emotions.

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Archbishop says Blessed Romero could be canonized next year

Archbishop says Blessed Romero could be canonized next year

| Cindy Wooden | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The archbishop officially promoting Blessed Oscar Romero’s cause for sainthood said he hopes the process will conclude within a year and Catholics around the world will honor St. Oscar Romero, martyr.

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Women religious advised to stop focusing on dwindling numbers

Women religious advised to stop focusing on dwindling numbers

| Soli Salgado | August 14, 2017 | 18 Comments

Sister Mary Pellegrino, outgoing president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, urged participants at the group’s annual assembly in Orlando not to focus on dwindling numbers of women religious but instead on the communion they have with each other.

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Cling to the Lord, not horoscopes, fortunetellers, pope says

Cling to the Lord, not horoscopes, fortunetellers, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

When passing through the storm of life’s difficult moments, Christians must latch on to Christ and not the false sense of security offered by psychics and soothsayers, Pope Francis said.

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Venezuelan cardinal rejects U.S. military intervention

Venezuelan cardinal rejects U.S. military intervention

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Venezuelan cardinal rejected the possibility of foreign intervention in the country following U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to pursue a military option.

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Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

| Tony C. Diaz | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in Christ amid threats of missile attacks by North Korea.

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Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly

Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly

| Rhina Guidos | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11 and 12.

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Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 11, 2017 | 5 Comments

God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

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Kenyan bishops urge calm as opposition rejects early results

Kenyan bishops urge calm as opposition rejects early results

| Fredrick Nzwili | August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops in Kenya called for calm in the East Africa nation, as pockets of violent postelection protests left at least five dead in opposition strongholds.

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Bishop Cantu calls for diplomacy to ease U.S.-North Korea differences

Bishop Cantu calls for diplomacy to ease U.S.-North Korea differences

| Dennis Sadowski | August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Diplomacy and political engagement are necessary to resolve the differences between the United States and North Korea and avoid a military conflict, the chairman of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committee said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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