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Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines' Duterte imposes martial law
Philippine government soldiers walk past a mosque before their May 25 assault on Maute insurgents, who have taken over large parts of the town of Marawi. Residents started to evacuate Marawi after President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the entire Muslim-majority region of Mindanao. CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters
Philippine government soldiers walk past a mosque before their May 25 assault on Maute insurgents, who have taken over large parts of the town of Marawi. Residents started to evacuate Marawi after President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the entire Muslim-majority region of Mindanao. CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters
MANILA, Philippines) -- Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern Philippine city of Marawi May 23. More ...
Friday, May 26, 2017

Archbishop: Migration should be a choice, not 'something forced'
UNITED NATIONS  -- Migration should be "a choice rather than something forced or involuntary," said Philippine Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations. More ...
Friday, May 26, 2017
Attack on Christians in southern Egypt leaves at least 26 dead
CAIRO  -- Masked assailants attacked a bus carrying Coptic Orthodox Christians on the way to St. Samuel Monastery in southern Egypt, killing at least 26 people, many of them children, according to the country's Interior Ministry. More ...
Friday, May 26, 2017
NEWS BRIEFS - CHURCH - MAY 25, 2017
Doctors said Chilean mom would die, but miracle credited to Spanish priest
New cardinal from Laos is ethnic Khmu known for kindness
Guidebook helps delegates prepare for Convocation of Catholic Leaders
Appointment not about career, but service, cardinal-designate says
Pope will elevate Sweden's sole bishop to College of Cardinals
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the Pope, "I won't forget what you said." More ...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
As Trump and the pope meet, peace offerings in person and via Twitter
WASHINGTON -- Though there are few details about what was said when Pope Francis and Donald Trump talked privately May 24, much was made online about the U.S. president's wide smile and the pope's more serious stance as the two posed for public photos at the Vatican. More ...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Pope prays for victims of 'barbaric attack' in Manchester
VATICAN CITY -- Decrying the "barbaric attack in Manchester," England, Pope Francis sent his condolences and prayers to all those affected "by this senseless act of violence," an attack on a concert that British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005. More ...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
NEWS BRIEFS - CHURCH - May 23, 2017
Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador
Salvadoran cardinal-designate dedicates appointment to Blessed Romero
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
NEWS BRIEFS - CHURCH - MAY 21, 2017

Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador...

Salvadoran cardinal-designate dedicates appointment to Blessed Romero...

Be prophets of joy, not misfortune, Pope tells nuns...

At farewell Mass, bishop honors seafarers and those who minister to them...

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Sunday, May 21, 2017
Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican
WASHINGTON -- As he prepared to meet Pope Francis for the first time, President Donald Trump formally nominated Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. More ...
Saturday, May 20, 2017
NEWS BRIEFS - CHURCH - MAY 18, 2017
Convocation 'great opportunity' for U.S. Church, says religious sister; At anniversary Mass, officials recall spiritual roots of Montreal; Prudence, pastoral concern guided Medjugorje commission, member says; Illness a reminder of life's value, Pope tells Huntington's patients; Papal celebration of Corpus Christi moves to Sunday More ...
Friday, May 19, 2017
Vatican conference unites science and religion's search for truth
VATICAN CITY — Science and religion are not at odds but are united in the continuing search for truth in unlocking the mysteries of the cosmos. More ...
Friday, May 19, 2017
Papal celebration of Corpus Christi moves to Sunday

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will celebrate the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ and the Corpus Christi procession on a Sunday -- June 18 -- and not on the traditional Thursday feast day, which is June 15 this year.

 
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS: Pope Francis' message for the 51st World Communications Day
Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely. That news may be good or bad, true or false.  More ...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Retired Bishop Daily dies; recalled for being a missionary 'at heart'
DOUGLASTON, N.Y. -- Retired Bishop Thomas V. Daily of Brooklyn, who headed the diocese from 1990 until his retirement in 2003, died early May 15 at the Immaculate Conception Center's Bishop Mugavero Residence in Douglaston in the borough of Queens. He was 89. More ...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Encounter in Egypt: Trip highlights one of pope's key teachings
VATICAN CITY  -- Encounter. It's a word Pope Francis uses often and something he insists is the concrete first step toward faith and toward building a better world. More ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Church leaders view religious freedom order as positive step
WASHINGTON -- Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump's executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, as a step in the right direction. More ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Pope Francis to meet Trump at Vatican May 24
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump will visit the Vatican and meet with Pope Francis May 24 as part of his first foreign trip as president. More ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Pope plans Pentecost celebrations with charismatics and Pentecostals
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has invited thousands of Catholic charismatics and members of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches to Rome to celebrate Pentecost and mark the 50th anniversary of what became the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. More ...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Catholic leaders say papal trip was blessing for Christian, Muslim Egyptians

AMMAN, Jordan – Pope Francis' historic, 72-hour visit to Cairo has left a profound mark on Egyptians, Catholic leaders said, as they anticipate increased ties with fellow Orthodox Christians and Muslims.

"The Pope's visit was a big blessing to the Egyptians, both Muslims and Christians. It boosted the morale of the Egyptian people, especially after the Palm Sunday blasts," Father Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Egyptian bishops, told Catholic News Service by phone. "He gave a message of love, peace and hope."

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Pope tells Egypt's Catholics that true faith means loving others to the extreme

The only kind of fanaticism that is acceptable to God is being fanatical about loving and helping others, Pope Francis said on his final day in Egypt.

"True faith," he told Catholics, "makes us more charitable, more merciful, more honest and more humane. It moves our hearts to love everyone without counting the cost."

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Sunday, April 30, 2017



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