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Francis’ remarks on ‘economy of exclusion and inequality’ stir controversy

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In enunciating the principles of Catholic social teaching, popes have long stressed the church’s special concern for the poor...

Pope Francis prays for victims of sex abuse

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In his clearest public reference as pope to the subject of clerical sex abuse, Pope Francis urged bishops to...

Pope Francis discusses peace in Middle East with Israel’s prime minister

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel Dec. 2, and discussed prospects for peace in the...

Vatican Letter: To progress in evangelizing, pope confronts church’s shortcomings

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When the Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization met at the Vatican in October 2012, among the top...

Pope Francis proclaims ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ — 50,000-word ‘exhortation’...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In his first extensive piece of writing as pope, Pope Francis lays out a vision of the Catholic Church...

Cardinal Zen: Vatican must speak for religious freedom in China

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, the retired bishop of Hong Kong and an outspoken advocate of religious freedom in China, called on the...

Vatican and Google bring ancient Christian catacombs to light

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Early Christian burial sites are now easier to see, both in person and via the Internet, thanks to 21st-century...

Pope tells U.S. colleges to strengthen Catholic identity

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI called on America’s Catholic colleges and universities to reaffirm their Catholic identity by ensuring orthodoxy in...

‘What’s really necessary is a council’ – Memories of Blessed John...

Catholic News Service SOTTO IL MONTE GIOVANNI XXIII, Italy — When the freshly named patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo G. Roncalli, chose 37-year old Father...

Reform of U.S. nuns’ group an opportunity for dialogue, archbishop says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A newly announced reform of an association of women's religious congregations in the U.S. offers the sisters and their...

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