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Pope meets Ukrainian president, share commitment for peace

Pope meets Ukrainian president, share commitment for peace

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

lthough the conflict between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists continues, Pope Francis and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko still share hope that a political solution still can be found, the Vatican said.

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Chaldean patriarch welcomes Iraq’s changes to national charter

Chaldean patriarch welcomes Iraq’s changes to national charter

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church welcomed a decision by the Iraqi government to redraft the part of a new national charter that would have forced some Christian children to convert to Islam.

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Freelancing the religious life: An ‘urban hermit’ tells her story

Freelancing the religious life: An ‘urban hermit’ tells her story

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Julia Bolton Holloway, a Dante scholar with a doctorate in medieval studies, lives among some of the greatest monuments of the Renaissance.

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Supporting elderly religious is work of the heart, SOAR honorees say

Supporting elderly religious is work of the heart, SOAR honorees say

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Supporting religious sisters, priests and brothers in their old age gives the nation’s Catholics a chance to say, “I love you,” in gratitude for how “they’ve given their lives for us,” said retired Bishop William G. Curlin of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Vatican releases list of new synod council members

Vatican releases list of new synod council members

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rounding out the membership of the council that will coordinate the follow-up to the Synod of Bishops on the family and help prepare the next synod assembly, Pope Francis named the patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, the new archbishop of Madrid and the archbishop of Brazil’s capital city.

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Nothing can justify terrorist attacks, pope says

Nothing can justify terrorist attacks, pope says

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Using God’s name to try to justify violence and murder is “blasphemy,” Pope Francis said Nov. 15, speaking about the terrorist attacks on Paris.

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Canadian theologian visiting Paris was minutes away from the bloodshed

Canadian theologian visiting Paris was minutes away from the bloodshed

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Daniel Laliberte planned his Paris getaway with his wife, he had no clue he would end up being only meters away from the biggest terrorist attack Europe has known in the past decade.

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U.S. Catholics offer prayers, condolences after ‘horrific’ Paris attacks

U.S. Catholics offer prayers, condolences after ‘horrific’ Paris attacks

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

An outpouring of grief, condolences and prayers came from Catholics across the United States in reaction to Nov. 13 evening attacks in Paris, attacks the French government said were carried out by three teams of Islamic State terrorists.

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Paris violence won’t alter church outreach to refugees, USCCB head says

Paris violence won’t alter church outreach to refugees, USCCB head says

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Church resettlement programs in the United States will continue to aid refugees who are fleeing violence and social ills despite calls that the country’s borders should be closed to anyone but Christians.

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World’s Catholic leaders condemn terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut

World’s Catholic leaders condemn terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders around the world condemned terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, offering prayers and condolences.

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