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Pope: Reflections on mercy may be over, but compassion must live on

Pope: Reflections on mercy may be over, but compassion must live on

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Year of Mercy and its series of papal reflections may be over, but compassion and acts of mercy must continue and become a part of everyone’s daily lives, Pope Francis said.

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As Vatican Christmas tree goes up, pope’s Christmas schedule released

As Vatican Christmas tree goes up, pope’s Christmas schedule released

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a towering spruce tree was erected in St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ liturgy schedule for Advent, Christmas and the month of January.

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Father Kolvenbach, former Jesuit superior, dies in Beirut

Father Kolvenbach, former Jesuit superior, dies in Beirut

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, whose service as superior general of the Society of Jesus marked a return to normal governance after a period of tension with the Vatican, died in Beirut Nov. 26, four days before his 88th birthday.

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Pope, archbishop express condolences over Fidel Castro’s death

Pope, archbishop express condolences over Fidel Castro’s death

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a video message, Cuban President Raul Castro announced the Nov. 25 death of his 90-year-old brother and longtime Cuban leader and Communist icon whom many in Latin America know by just one name: Fidel.

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Pope Francis names two auxiliaries for Detroit, one for Orange

Pope Francis names two auxiliaries for Detroit, one for Orange

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis named three new auxiliary bishops — two for Detroit and one for Orange, California. The appointments were announced Nov. 23 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

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Revelers in Little Havana seek new future for Cuba after Castro’s death

Revelers in Little Havana seek new future for Cuba after Castro’s death

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

South Florida Cuban-Americans poured into the streets of Miami’s Little Havana throughout the Nov. 25-26 weekend, starting almost immediately after learning that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro had died Nov. 25.

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For Cuban exiles, painful memories mix with relief at Castro’s death

For Cuban exiles, painful memories mix with relief at Castro’s death

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

While many celebrated loudly on the streets, the death of Fidel Castro triggered a more subdued reaction among the Cuban exiles who attended the noon Mass Nov. 26 at the National Shrine of Our Lady Charity.

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Miami archbishop recalls Catholic persecution in Cuba, prays for peace

Miami archbishop recalls Catholic persecution in Cuba, prays for peace

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the day the news of Fidel Castro’s death spread, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami was one of the first Catholic Church officials to respond early Nov. 26.

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Bishop Lynch of St. Petersburg retires; Bishop Parkes named successor

Bishop Lynch of St. Petersburg retires; Bishop Parkes named successor

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert N. Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, and named as his successor Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida.

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Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year

Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following Christ the King, whose regal power is love and mercy, means the whole church and each Christian must “follow his way of tangible love,” Pope Francis said.

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