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Pope expresses concern for Africa’s educational crisis

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In his document on the church in Africa, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the educational crisis on the continent, calling...

Sunday Mass is the family meal for Catholics, cardinal says

BOSTON -- Describing Sunday Mass as the "family meal" for Catholics, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston called Catholics in his archdiocese to more...

In Benin, pope asks church to care for ‘the poor, the...

COTONOU, Benin -- On a three-day visit to Benin, Pope Benedict XVI urged African Catholics to witness the hope of the Gospel in their...

Methodist bishops uphold ban on same-sex unions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The United Methodist Church's Council of Bishops said in a Nov. 10 letter they would continue to uphold the denomination's ban...

Catholic Charities: Requests for emergency food at all-time high

In response to an overwhelming demand for emergency food, Catholic Charities Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington is expanding its semiannual “Stock the Pantry”...

Lapse in handling remains of war dead surprises military chaplains

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CNS) -- Serving at the Pentagon crash site and offering prayers for the dead as the remains of those killed in the...

Priest pleads guilty to theft from parishioner

WILMINGTON – Father Michael Angeloni, most recently an associate pastor at the Church of the Holy Child in Wilmington, pleaded guilty Nov. 17 in...

In Benin, pope urges Africans to uphold family values

COTONOU, Benin -- Arriving in Benin for a three-day visit, Pope Benedict XVI urged the African continent to protect its ancient values in the...

Church leaders wary of ‘World Heritage’ status for Bethlehem church

JERUSALEM -- Palestinians are hopeful that UNESCO will recognize the city of Bethlehem as the first Palestinian World Heritage Site, but Franciscans in charge...

Mo.bishop avoids indictment, agrees to monthly meetings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph has agreed to meet monthly for the next five years with a...

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