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U.S. bishops OK four-year 740-things-to-do list

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — A new strategic plan adopted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Nov. 15 during its fall general assembly reflects...

Report shows religious freedom is declining worldwide

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The state of religious freedom worldwide saw more decline than improvement in the last year, said Robert George, chairman of...

Iranian President Rouhani visits Vatican, asks pope to pray for him

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Vatican, Pope Francis told him he had high hopes for peace. And...

USCCB plans fourth annual Fortnight for Freedom

WASHINGTON — Threats to religious freedom continue to emerge, making it more urgent for people of faith to take action to defend the full...

Pope Francis proclaims Sri Lanka’s first saint, right to religious freedom

Catholic News Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Canonizing Sri Lanka’s first saint, who ministered to Catholics under persecution three centuries earlier, Pope Francis proclaimed what...

‘Fortnight’ to emphasize religious freedom and service to the poor

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — For Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, the third annual Fortnight (14 days) for Freedom is an opportunity to consider...

On abortion and U.S. birth control mandate, Vatican puts words in...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — On successive days in mid-January, Pope Francis and his top collaborator at the Vatican made public statements that provided...

People must dialogue and respect other religions, cultures, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In societies increasingly made up of people of different cultures and religions, people must learn the art of dialogue...

Christians must work together to protect religious freedom, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, in a message to Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, called for increased cooperation among Christians to...

Cardinal dismayed that White House rejects religious freedom concerns

WASHINGTON — In a strongly worded letter to his fellow bishops, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York charged that White House officials failed...

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