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Kirsten Grieshaber - Associated Press
German Catholics will bless same-sex unions at about 100 different services all over the country this week.
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Catholic chaplains in parishes across Germany plan to invite people to “blessing services for lovers” on and around May 10.
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Franklin Freeman
Julius Margolin's memoir of his time in the gulag tells his experiences through a shattering series of stories.
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Thomas Adamson, Associated PressJeffrey Schaeffer, Associated Press
Two years after a fire tore through Paris’ most famous cathedral and shocked the world, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the building site that Notre Dame has become to show that French heritage has not been forgotten despite the pandemic.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The countries in the world with the most people baptized Catholics continue to be, in order: Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States and Italy.
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Simon Caldwell - Catholic News Service
“How much we will miss Prince Philip’s presence and character, so full of life and vigor,” said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster. “He has been an example of steadfast loyalty and duty cheerfully given. May he rest in peace.”