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Pope thanks pro-life movement for following example of good Samaritan

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said that Christians are called to follow the example of the good Samaritan in helping the defenseless...

Pope Francis prays at Shroud of Turin, calls it ‘icon of...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — It took place in silence and lasted only a few minutes, but Pope Francis’ time of prayer and contemplation...

Work together to promote, defend life, pope says on Mother’s Day

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — People must work together to protect life, Pope Francis said on Mother’s Day, the day Italy celebrates its annual...

Diocese in Italy seeks to keep mafia out of Easter processions

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The bishop of a southern Italian diocese has issued new directives aimed at keeping the mafia out of this...

Pope’s day in Naples: Saint’s blood liquefies, cloistered sisters ‘break free’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — At the end of Pope Francis’ spontaneity-filled meeting with priests, seminarians and religious in the cathedral of Naples, the...

Italian convents act as safe houses for victims of sex trafficking

Global Sisters Report CASERTA, Italy (CNS) — The girl was waiting at the sisters’ gate one morning in August. Before her 18th birthday, Elizabeth...

Italy to return 23 million euros to Vatican bank

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In what the Vatican bank described as recognition that it has established serious measures to prevent money laundering, it...

Pope prays for victims of flooding in Thailand, Italy

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI expressed his concern for those hit by extreme flooding in Thailand and parts of...

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