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Tour company leader says Israel still safe for pilgrimages

The head of a Michigan-based tour company that leads trips to the Holy Land said the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas so far...

Obama nominates rabbi as religious freedom ambassador

WASHINGTON — Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, is President Barack Obama’s nominee to be ambassador-at-large...

Pope will visit Philippines, Sri Lanka in January

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle confirmed July 29 that Pope Francis will visit Jan. 15-19, after spending several days in Sri...

Agency seeks donations to aid Iraqi Christian refugees

NEW YORK — A U.S.-based international Catholic agency July 28 issued a plea for emergency funds to help tens of thousands of Christians forced...

German bishops acknowledge shared guilt of churches on WWI anniversary

BERLIN — As the world marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, Germany’s Catholic bishops urged efforts to overcome “destructive self-interest” and acknowledged...

Native American Catholics recharge their faith at Tekakwitha meeting

FARGO, N.D. — On the 75th anniversary of the Tekakwitha Conference, Native American Catholics came together again to review the past, plan for the...

Christian groups urge Obama to take action to stop violence in...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Christian organizations called on President Barack Obama to take direct action to stop the current violence in the Gaza Strip and...

Archbishop Chaput says Pope Francis to visit Philadelphia next year –...

Catholic News Service Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S....

White House planning new way for Catholic employers to opt out...

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has filed a brief with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver indicating it plans to develop...

Catholic Relief adviser: Filipinos found shelter before typhoon struck

MANILA, Philippines — An emergency adviser for Catholic Relief Services said many Filipinos learned from Typhoon Haiyan and willingly went to shelters before Typhoon...

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