Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain, as the pontiff leads a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 28. The Spaniard was one of five men elevated to cardinal at the service. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 28, 2017
Jesus “has not called you to become ‘princes’ in the church,” the pope said, but “to serve like him and with him.”
Cardinal-designate Gregorio Rosa Chavez, auxiliary bishop of San Salvador, El Salvador, is seen in San Salvador on March 26. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran)
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El Salvador's first cardinal will have the eyes of his flock at home but also of the Washington area, home to approximately 260,000 Salvadorans.
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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the measure would leave 22 million more people without insurance.
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More than a dozen leaders lined up shoulder-to-shoulder in a unified front to defend a broad array of domestic and international aid programs that, they argued, sustain life.
Retired San Francisco Archbishop John R. Quinn, left, is pictured in a 2004 photo in Saginaw, Mich. He died June 22 at age 88 in San Francisco. He headed the Northern California Archdiocese from 1977 until 1995. (CNS photo/Brett McLaughlin, Catholic Weekly)
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Retired Archbishop John R. Quinn of San Francisco, who led the Northern California archdiocese for 18 years, died on June 22 after a long illness. He was 88.
 People display signs showing their support for religious freedom during a 2012 rally in downtown Minneapolis. It has been 20 years since the International Religious Freedom Act was passed by Congress and became law. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)
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"Freedom for Mission" is the theme of the 2017 Fortnight for Freedom, taking place on June 21 to July 4.