Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar military commander-in-chief, speaks during the Union Peace Conference Aug. 31 in Naypyitaw (CNS photo/Hein Htet, EPA).
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 22, 2017
Gen. Min Aung Hlaing wields great political power in the country.
St. Peter's Basilica. New accusations of sexual abuse revolve around incidents that took place in a pre-seminary for young adolescents that, though run by the Diocese of Como, Italy, is located inside the Vatican.   ​​​​​​​(Photo: Ilya Yak/Unsplash) 
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 20, 2017
The Vatican announced it had launched a new investigation into reports about sexual abuse in a pre-seminary for young adolescents run by the Diocese of Como, Italy, but located inside the Vatican.
St. John Paul II presents a gift to Consolata Sister Leonella Sgorbati in Milan, Italy, in this undated photo. Sister Leonella and her bodyguard were gunned down in September 2006 as they left the children's hospital where she worked in Mogadishu, Somalia. (CNS photo/PH Emmevi, EPA)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 09, 2017
Pope Francis formally recognized the martyrdom of an Italian Consolata sister murdered in Somalia in 2006 and the martyrdom of a 25-year-old priest in Hungary in 1957.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 01, 2017
"We long for this wound in the Body of Christ to be healed."
Callista Gingrich is pictured during a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington July 18. President Donald Trump was to swear in Gingrich Oct. 24.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 24, 2017
"We don't have to agree on everything, but our relationship is strong enough that it can weather disagreements."
Clergy of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church process at the start of Mass in a suburb of New Delhi Nov. 18 to mark the 50th anniversary of the church's first missionary venture. (CNS photo/Anto Akkara) (Nov. 19, 2012)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 11, 2017
Different Catholic rites are, in fact, "a treasure" for the church.
Pope Francis prepares to greet bishops during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 4. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 10, 2017
The Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law is an instrument that must serve the church's pastoral mission of bringing God's mercy to all and leading them to salvation, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis shakes hands with a man as he visits a migrant reception centre during a pastoral visit in Bologna, Italy, Oct. 1. The pope is seen wearing a yellow ID bracelet with his name and a number, just like the immigrants and refugees at the center. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 02, 2017
Pope Francis urged them to oppose "one-way streets of exasperated individualism" and "the dead ends of corruption."
Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City. (Photo by David Iliff/Wikipedia Commons) 
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 29, 2017
An arrest warrant has been issued in Canada for Msgr. Carlo Capella, the Vatican diplomat recalled from service in Washington in late August, who already was the subject of a Vatican criminal investigation involving child pornography.
An Iraqi soldier carries an injured woman during a battle with the Islamic State group in Mosul on Feb. 28. Iraqi troops were engaged in difficult fighting with Islamic State forces in northern Iraq in an effort to reclaim land held by the militant group.(CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 29, 2017
About 100,000 Christians -- among them more than 60,000 Syriac Catholics -- were expelled from the Ninevah Plain by the Islamic State group in the summer of 2014 as the militants campaigned to expand their reach into Iraq.