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Pope urges world pact on climate change

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI urged international leaders to reach a credible agreement on climate change, keeping in mind the needs...

Destroying human embryos can’t be justified, says pope

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In rejecting research using embryonic stem cells, the Catholic Church is not trying to impede science or delay treatment...

Pope to outline church’s pastoral direction in Africa

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI is making his second trip as pope to Africa in mid-November, spending three days in Benin...

Pope decries hedonism denigrating women

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to prostitution and pornography, saying the practices denigrate women and represent "a serious lack...

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...

Pope prays Assisi pilgrimage will foster dialogue, peace

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI prayed that his interreligious pilgrimage to Assisi Oct. 27 would promote dialogue among believers of different...

Pope asks Christians to help world’s migrants

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Christians need to offer migrants special care, ranging from prayer and concrete aid to promoting policies that uphold immigrants'...

Pope changes format for meetings with bishops

By John Thavis Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In a quiet modification of a traditional format, the Vatican has dropped most of the individual private...

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