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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 31, 2015
"Today as well, in the Middle East and other parts of the world, Christians are persecuted," Pope Francus said. "There are more martyrs [today] than there were in the first centuries" of Christianity."
Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, former nuncio to the Dominican Republic, is pictured celebrating Mass in Santo Domingo in 2009. (CNS photo/Luis Gomez, Diario Libre via Reuters)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 28, 2015
Vatican nuncio to the Dominican Republic was accused of abusing adolescent boys
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 20, 2015
In the Year of Mercy, the Catholic Church's annual day of reflection and prayer on the situation of migrants and refugees will include a special reminder that "welcoming the stranger" is a corporal work of mercy.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 13, 2015
Pope Francis' speeches to Congress and to the United Nations in late September will be less pastoral than homilies--more about policy.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 10, 2015
Seventy years later "this tragic event still gives rise to horror and revulsion."
Presenting the offertory gifts to Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, November 2014.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 30, 2015
The Catholic Church must develop better ways to "accompany" people in their family life and not simply condemn those who fail, said a diverse group of theologians, including the former theologian of the papal household.
Bolivian President Evo Morales presents a gift to Pope Francis at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia, July 8. The gift was a wooden hammer and sickle -- the symbol of communism -- with a figure of a crucified Christ. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 09, 2015
The cross was created by Jesuit Father Luis Espinal, who was assassinated in 1980.
Pope Francis blesses babies as a couple present offertory gifts during the celebration of Mass marking the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 29.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 30, 2015
In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic's approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit.Visiting both Cuba and the United States on the same trip not only acknowledges h
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 12, 2015
"Laudato Si'," the title Pope Francis chose for his encyclical on the environment, comes from a hymn of praise by St. Francis of Assisi that emphasizes being in harmony with God, with other creatures and with other human beings, said the head of the Franciscan order.Sitting under tower
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 10, 2015
Ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine was the principal topic of their conversation.