Syrian citizens clear streets in late April after shelling in Aleppo. Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo says Christians are losing hope, but not faith, as fighting continues. (CNS photo/Syrian Arab News Agency handout via Reuters)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 14, 2015
Chaldean Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo, Syria, and his people are exhausted.The bishop, who is president of the church's charitable agency, Caritas Syria, left the country for a few days to attend the general assembly of Caritas Internationals in Rome May 12-17.Daily life "is becoming more
Palestinian, Israeli leaders arrive with pope for invocation for peace in Vatican Gardens, June 8, 2014 (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 13, 2015
Vatican and Palestinian representatives have finalized the text of a formal agreement recognizing freedom of religion in the "State of Palestine" and outlining the rights and obligations of the Catholic Church, its agencies and its personnel in the territory.Without fanfare, the Vatican ha
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceApril 21, 2015
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, who was convicted in 2012 on one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse.The Vatican announced the bishop's resignation April 21, specifying it was under the terms of the
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceApril 17, 2015
Pope Francis has considered the possibility of visiting Cuba in September—before or after his trip to the United States—but discussions with Cuban authorities are so preliminary that the idea cannot be considered more than a hypothesis, the Vatican said."Contacts with the Cuban auth
Achbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle attends a meeting of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in Nashville, Tenn., last year. (CNS photo/Andy Telli, Tennessee Register)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceApril 16, 2015
The process of arriving at new statutes and bylaws was not always smooth.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceApril 13, 2015
Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy."If God limited himself to only justice, he would cease to be God, and would instead be like human beings who ask merely that the law be resp
Pakistani Christians gather at a church March 16 to protest two suicide attacks on churches in Lahore. (CNS photo/Rahat Dar, EPA)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMarch 16, 2015
Condemning deadly terrorist attacks against a Catholic and an Anglican church in Pakistan, Pope Francis said "the world is trying to hide" a wave of anti-Christian persecution in various parts of the globe."With sadness, with much sadness, I learned of the terrorist attacks today agai
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMarch 06, 2015
As the second anniversary of Pope Francis' election approached, an international group of philosophers, sociologists and theologians gathered to discuss how to renew the church in a secular age; many said that is exactly what Pope Francis is doing."I think the church had gotten into the sta
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMarch 04, 2015
'If we do not learn to treat the elderly well, we won't be treated well either.'
Louis and Marie Zelie Guerin Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, are pictured in a combination photo created from images provided by the Sanctuary of Lisieux in France.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMarch 04, 2015
Pope Francis is expected to canonize Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, during the world Synod of Bishops on the family in October.Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, leading a conference Feb. 27 on the role of saints in the