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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 18, 2020
While reciting the Angelus, Pope Francis urged people to pray for various intentions, including praying for those suffering from the pandemic.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 12, 2020
Pope Francis has warned that we must be careful not to let the pandemic lead us to indifference toward our fellow human beings.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 10, 2020
Their heads encased in bandages covering the wounds where they had been conjoined, 2-year-old twins named Ervina and Prefina were baptized by Pope Francis in the chapel of his residence.
Rescued migrants look out from an Armed Forces of Malta vessel upon their arrival in Valletta, Malta, Aug. 3, 2020. (CNS photo/Darrin Zammit Lupi, Reuters)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 06, 2020
Even at the height of Italy's strict COVID-19 lockdown this spring, migrants arrived. The government said 241 newcomers came in March and 671 arrived in April.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 03, 2020
Peter Seewald described Pope Benedict as “extremely frail,” and as saying that while he is mentally sharp, his voice is barely audible.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 31, 2020
“Democracy can be one of the victims of the pandemic if we do not take care with our political condition,” Father Arturo Sosa told Vatican News. “Many governments—including so-called democratic governments—are taking the path of authoritarianism.”
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 29, 2020
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, has said that catechesis is a process in leading young people to a personal relationship with Jesus.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 23, 2020
In a recent symposium sponsored by the American and British embassies to the Holy See, women religious were recognized for being "on the front lines" in combatting the pandemic with faith, generosity, and compassion.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 22, 2020
During his last morning in Regensburg, the 93-year-old retired pope visited his brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, one last time.
Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera of Valencia made headlines June 5, 2020, when he described as a "work of the devil" attempts to find a COVID-19 vaccine using cell lines created from fetuses aborted voluntarily decades ago. (CNS photo/Dado Ruvic, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 15, 2020
The Vatican and bishops around the world have been urging governments and scientists to support the development of vaccines that have no connection to abortion.