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Hope in post-pandemic world can only be achieved together, cardinal says

Hope in post-pandemic world can only be achieved together, cardinal says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The mandate given by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s coronavirus commission was to prepare a future full of hope amid chaos and uncertainty, Cardinal Peter Turkson said.

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Pope creates fund for workers in Rome struggling in wake of pandemic

Pope creates fund for workers in Rome struggling in wake of pandemic

| Carol Glatz | June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

With so many people left unemployed or in a precarious position because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis launched a fund aimed specifically at helping people in Rome struggling economically in the wake of the crisis.

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Pope prays for those still hit by COVID-19, urges caution elsewhere

Pope prays for those still hit by COVID-19, urges caution elsewhere

| Carol Glatz | June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed for people living in countries where COVID-19 is still causing a huge number of deaths, and he cautioned people in Italy to continue to be careful and follow health precautions.

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Archbishop Sample urges prayer, discussion, action on racial injustice

Archbishop Sample urges prayer, discussion, action on racial injustice

| Ed Langlois | June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Declaring that racism is real and must be addressed, Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample in remarks June 5 and 6 made impassioned pleas for justice, peace and unity.

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Panelists discuss ‘virus’ of racism, praise protesters demanding justice

Panelists discuss ‘virus’ of racism, praise protesters demanding justice

| Mark Zimmermann | June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just as the world is facing the coronavirus pandemic and its deadly impact, racism likewise is a deadly virus that must be cured, Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory said June 5.

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Meghan Markle urges Catholic high school graduates to help rebuild nation

Meghan Markle urges Catholic high school graduates to help rebuild nation

| Carol Zimmermann | June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Meghan Markle virtually returned to her alma mater, Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in Los Angeles, for a surprise graduation speech June 3.

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Bishop Hying says cap on worship size ‘unjust,’ stifles church’s mission

Bishop Hying says cap on worship size ‘unjust,’ stifles church’s mission

The 50-person cap instituted by local city and county officials for houses of worship in their reopening plans “has unjustly stifled our pastoral mission,” Madison Bishop Donald Hying said in a statement.

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Marking World Environment Day, pope says: Don’t look the other way

Marking World Environment Day, pope says: Don’t look the other way

| Carol Glatz | June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Building a healthier, better world depends on everyone, Pope Francis said in his message marking World Environment Day June 5.

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Vatican reopens clinic, offers museums’ visits to health workers

Vatican reopens clinic, offers museums’ visits to health workers

Continuing a phased reopening, the Vatican’s free pediatric and maternal health clinic began welcoming patients again June 3 and, as an expression of gratitude, the Vatican announced all medical personnel would enjoy free admittance to the Vatican Museums and to the papal summer villa at Castel Gandolfo.

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St. Anthony of Padua still inspirational model for today, pope says

St. Anthony of Padua still inspirational model for today, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked that the world’s Franciscans and devotees of St. Anthony of Padua be inspired by this 13th-century saint by being “restless” to hit the road and share God’s love through word and deed.

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Priest-chaplain: ‘At this time, at this juncture, black lives matter’

Priest-chaplain: ‘At this time, at this juncture, black lives matter’

| Mark Pattison | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

As daily protests over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of a Minneapolis police officer have spilled over into some of the United States’ largest cities and roiled the nation, a chaplain to several law enforcement agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area said, “At this point, at this time, at this juncture, black lives matter.”

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Vatican to collaborate with new video-streaming platform

Vatican to collaborate with new video-streaming platform

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Vatican officials expressed their support for a new video-on-demand service aimed at adding religious programming and content to the already jam-packed field of video-streaming services.

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