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The Associated Press December 01, 2020
Local health authorities put the the entire monastery under quarantine late last week after the first cases of coronavirus were discovered there.
Destruction in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Nov. 17. (CNS / Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)
Kevin Clarke November 20, 2020
“The situation is just devastating, and the needs are immense.”
Matheus Vianna and Gabriel Terron pose before a relic of Carlo Acutis in 2015. Photo courtesy of St. Sebastian's church in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Filipe Domingues November 20, 2020
Informally called “patron of the internet” for having published stories of Eucharistic miracles online, Blessed Carlo Acutis is now admired by thousands of Brazilians, young and old.
Pope Francis meets Father Maccalli, right, and members of his delegation at the Vatican on Nov. 9. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Recalling his abduction and two-year captivity, Father Maccalli told Vatican News that during that time, "tears were my bread for many days and were my prayer when I didn't know what to say."
Newly arrived migrants are transferred by Spanish police to a temporary location after arriving at the coast of Gran Canaria island, Spain, on Nov. 1. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean sailing on a wooden boat, a group of 44 migrants had arrived at Maspalomas beach. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz)
Bridget Ryder November 18, 2020
So far this year, over 16,760 migrants have survived clandestine voyages from Africa’s west coast to Spain’s Canary Islands, more than 5,500 arriving over just the last two weeks.
An Ethiopian woman and child, who fled the ongoing fighting in the Tigray region, are seen at the al-Fashqa refugee camp in Sudan on Nov. 14, 2020. (CNS photo/El Tayeb Siddig, Reuters)
Kevin Clarke November 17, 2020
Catholic Charities U.S.A. spent decades building a domestic network to assist the social integration of incoming refugees. Three years of declining numbers and obliterated budgets took a sledgehammer to all that.