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Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

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No nukes: Pope expected to take aim at new arms race...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ top aide made no secret of what will be on the pope’s mind when he visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki,...

‘Ad limina’ is time for profession of faith, hope, love, cardinal...

VATICAN CITY — In front of the tomb of St. Peter, where they solemnly chanted the Creed in Latin, the bishops of New England...

Catholic church land resources have chance to do good for people...

VATICAN CITY -- Molly Burhans has a treasure trove of information about the global Catholic Church and she's giving the public the maps to...

Synod of Bishops calls for more church roles for women, but...

VATICAN CITY -- Members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon asked that women be given leadership roles in the Catholic Church, although...

Different clicks, same prayer: Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary

VATICAN CITY — Told that some people think Pope Francis isn’t exactly a fan of the rosary, Jesuit Father Federic Fornos practically shouted, “What?” “Pope...

Pope, patriarch discuss canon law’s relationship to ecumenism

VATICAN CITY — The search for Christian unity must involve all aspects of the churches’ lives, including their different church laws, Pope Francis said. “Canon...

Roll up your sleeves, get ready to get dirty, pope tells...

VATICAN CITY — New bishops need to prepare for a life filled with God’s surprises, with daily plans that change at the last minute...

Ideological fixation, not ‘loyal criticism,’ feeds possibility of schism, pope says

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM MADAGASCAR — Pope Francis told reporters he hoped and prayed the Catholic Church would not experience a new schism,...

Amid economic growth, Pope Francis urges Mauritius to care for the...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius -- Statistical indicators show Mauritius' rapid economic growth has benefited all sectors of society, lifting thousands out of poverty over the...

Pope Francis in Madagascar urges environmental responsibility, help for the poor

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar -- In Madagascar, where the destruction of the environment and the suffering of the poor are inextricably bound, Pope Francis urged government...

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