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Asian youths inspired after pope challenges them

DANGJIN, South Korea — About 6,000 young people from 30 Asian countries had Pope Francis all to themselves for several hours Aug. 15. The youths...

Pope says forgiveness key to reconciling divided Korea

Catholic News Service SEOUL, South Korea — Addressing young people from Korea and other Asian countries on their concerns about the future, Pope Francis said...

LCWR Assembly: Religious women urged to evolve to serve changing church,...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Religious congregations must evolve to meet the needs of a changing society and church, Sister Carol Zinn, president of the Leadership...

Minn. archbishop says he won’t resign, points to progress on abuse...

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis said the archdiocese has made significant progress in improving procedures for...

U.S. bishops support national standards to reduce carbon pollution

WASHINGTON — The chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' committees offered their support for national standards to reduce carbon pollution from existing...

Paraguayan bishop ordered to stop ordaining priests

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Vatican has told the bishop in the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, to stop ordaining priests amid...

Pope Francis heads to South Korea Aug. 14 — Priest says...

HONOLULU — Father Jong Ki Kim is excited that Pope Francis's first major trip to Asia will be to his home diocese, Daejeon, South...

Religious refugees — Report shows rising number of people displaced because...

WASHINGTON — The displacement of people around the globe because of their religious beliefs in 2013 rose to levels unseen in years, the State...

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...

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