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Pope Francis sends letters urging peace to South Sudan leaders

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis sent a high-ranking cardinal to South Sudan to urge a peaceful end to the escalating violence in...

Racism renders people invisible and denies human dignity, Cardinal Turkson says

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — To describe how racism can be dissolved, Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, referred...

Cardinal Turkson urges Catholics to ‘feel pain of the planet, the...

Catholic News Service MIAMI — Pope Francis’ right-hand man on the environment and climate change issues urged Catholics attending an academic conference here to let...

Don’t be afraid to show compassion for the poor, pope tells...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Don’t be afraid of acting fairly and compassionately toward the poor, Pope Francis said in a written message to...

If people love God, they must care for what he has...

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The lead consultant on “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, said that although it’s a document of nearly 40,000...

Pope designates Sept. 1 as World Day of Prayer for Care...

  Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Like their Orthodox brothers and sisters, Catholics formally will mark Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer...

Vatican giving $3.5 million to help fight Ebola

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is helping Catholic dioceses and agencies step up the fight against Ebola and is urging other donors...

Vatican officials see agreement in church teaching, ‘Occupy’ movement

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Catholic social teaching and the Occupy Wall Street movement agree that the economy should be at the service of...

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