A girl prays after releasing a paper lantern on the Motoyasu River facing the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan, Aug 6, 2020, the 75th anniversary of the U.S. dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. (CNS photo/Yuriko Nakao, Reuters)
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service August 06, 2020
"May the prophetic voices" of the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki "continue to serve as a warning to us and for coming generations," Pope Francis said in a written message to Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of the Hiroshima prefecture.
Pope Francis baptizes a baby as he celebrates Mass on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Jan. 12, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service August 06, 2020
Specifically, a baptism administered with the formula "We baptize you ..." instead of "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" is not valid.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service July 30, 2020
Novices and women religious, especially those who have been assigned to a country where they don’t know the language, can be particularly vulnerable to abuses of power and conscience by superiors, and sexual abuse by their formators, said an article in “La Civilta Cattolica.”
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service July 28, 2020
Pope Francis called on young people to reach out to their grandparents or the elderly who may be lonely or on their own.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service July 21, 2020
"The kids were so stunned they stayed completely silent."
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service July 07, 2020
A Vatican task force considering the issues concerning the world today is urging an end to arms production in favor of tackling the problems of human health, peace and security.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service June 30, 2020
Polish Catholics have appealed to Pope Francis for help in "rebuilding" the Polish church amid the continuing controversy over that country's episcopate mishandling of the sex abuse crisis.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service June 26, 2020
A jury in Australia had found Cardinal Pell guilty in December 2018 on five counts of abuse and the Victoria Court of Appeal upheld that verdict in a 2-1 decision. 
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service June 19, 2020
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, a member of the Pontifical Commision for the Protection of Minors, has said that vulnerable minors must be protected against online predators during the pandemic.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service June 08, 2020
In greeting the few hundred pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis urged people to remain careful and obey safety protocols since the coronavirus pandemic is far from over.