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Pope to host ecumenical prayer for peace in Middle East

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will travel to Bari, the southern Italian Adriatic port city, July 7 to host a day of reflection...

Pope’s Easter appeal for peace includes special prayers for Syria, Gaza

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In his Easter appeal for peace throughout the world, Pope Francis made special mention of the ongoing "carnage" in...

Pope speaks out as Trump announces U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Following reports that U.S. President Donald Trump planned to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis expressed his...

Cardinal says world leaders sidestepping persecution of Christians

PEAPACK, N.J. —Cardinal Edwin F. O'Brien told Catholics gathered for Mass and a symposium in the Metuchen Diocese that “the enormity of today’s modern...

Bishop briefs Tillerson on church’s interest in building the ‘common good’

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace met with the country’s top diplomat, Rex Tillerson,...

U.S. bishops call for solidarity with Middle East victims of violence,...

WASHINGTON — Christians and all people in the Middle East need the solidarity of the U.S. Catholic Church, said the chairmen of three committees...

Minority faiths in Middle East threatened by intolerance, says speaker

Catholic News Service NEW YORK — A rising tide of intolerance in the Middle East threatens minority faith communities with cultural extinction, said speakers at...

An embrace brings pope and Russian patriarch together in Havana —...

Catholic News Service HAVANA — At long last, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow embraced, kissing each other three times. “Finally,” the pope...

Bishops visiting Holy Land urge peace efforts to help ‘forgotten’ Christians

Catholic News Service AMMAN, Jordan — With crises in Syria and Iraq deepening, Catholic bishops on a solidarity visit with the “forgotten” Christians of the...

Commentary: Church serves, strives to keep Christian presence in Bethlehem

  As we approach the feast of Christ's birth in Bethlehem, we must renew our prayers for peace in the Holy Land and throughout the...

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