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Vatican letter: U.S. bishops prepare to begin visits to Rome

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — U.S. bishops are preparing to make their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican, an intense series of encounters that...

Nonbeliever addresses pope, interfaith leaders at Assisi

Catholic News Service ASSISI, Italy -- It isn't every day that the Vatican shares the papal stage with a nonbeliever. Then again, Julia Kristeva was no...

Cardinal Wuerl named to evangelization synod post

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI named Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington as the relator, or recording secretary, of the 2012...

Pope names three ‘models of Christian charity’ saints

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed three saints and said their lives demonstrated that true faith is charity in action. "These three...

Vatican agency calls for a global system to regulate markets

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- A Vatican document called for the gradual creation of a world political authority with broad powers to regulate financial...

Vatican: Gadhafi’s death ends harsh regime

Catholic News Service VATCAN CITY -- The Vatican said the death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi marked the end of a “harsh and oppressive regime”...

Vatican to address global financial reform

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican has prepared a document on reform of the global financial system and the potential role of a...

Pope puts his mark on third interfaith prayer summit

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Slowly and carefully, the Vatican is setting the stage for the third edition of the interreligious "prayer for peace"...

Freedom from hunger essential, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI appealed for immediate and long-term relief for the world’s hungry, saying the right to adequate nourishment...

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