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Vatican official says it’s important to be ‘realistic’ on engagement with China

Vatican official says it’s important to be ‘realistic’...

An official who works in the Vatican office overseeing so-called “mission territories”...

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Bishops take up twin documents on anointing of the sick

Bishops take up twin documents on anointing of the sick

The U.S. bishops agreed to consider revised texts, in both English and Spanish,...

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New president of U.S. bishops says he’d welcome a meeting with Biden

New president of U.S. bishops says he’d welcome a meeting...

Newly elected U.S. Bishops’ Conference president Archbishop Timothy Broglio said...

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Bishops consider new Mass texts for St. Paul VI, Our Lady of Loreto

Bishops consider new Mass texts for St. Paul VI, Our Lady...

The U.S. bishops took on the task during their fall general meeting in Baltimore...

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Coming to praise Italian predominance in the Vatican, not to bury it

Coming to praise Italian predominance in the Vatican, not...

While breaking the Italian stranglehold on church governance may appear a no-brainer,...

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‘Hurry up, Lord’ and bring peace to Ukraine, pope prays

‘Hurry up, Lord’ and bring peace to Ukraine, pope prays

"We can pray for Ukraine by saying, 'Hurry up, Lord,'" Pope Francis told visitors...

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Texas to execute man for killing ex-girlfriend and her son

Texas to execute man for killing ex-girlfriend and her...

A Texas inmate seeking to stop his execution over claims of religious freedom violations...

‘Enough is enough,’ say Cameroon bishops after kidnapping, church burning

‘Enough is enough,’ say Cameroon bishops after kidnapping,...

Catholic bishops in Cameroon's war-torn English-speaking regions said they were...

Be seekers of the truth, pope tells Italian pilgrims

Be seekers of the truth, pope tells Italian pilgrims

Through the word of God and the sacraments, Christians can be "seekers of the truth"...

Vatican announces contest to compose music for Holy Year 2025 hymn

Vatican announces contest to compose music for Holy Year...

The Vatican is looking for an original musical score for the official hymn for the...

Pope appeals for peace as tensions rise in Caucasus region

Pope appeals for peace as tensions rise in Caucasus region

Pope Francis once again called for peace in the Caucasus region as the escalating...

Pope meets prelates attending weeklong course for new bishops

Pope meets prelates attending weeklong course for new bishops

Close to 200 bishops at the beginning of their ministries in dioceses and eparchies...

Cardinal: Candidates for sainthood must be inspirational models of holiness

Cardinal: Candidates for sainthood must be inspirational...

While all Christians are called to live a life of holiness, only some are recognized...

Nigerian bishops urge commission to use new tech to ensure fair elections

Nigerian bishops urge commission to use new tech to ensure...

The Catholic bishops of Nigeria appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission...

Afro Brazilians say race needs to be addressed by Pope at Economy of Francesco

Afro Brazilians say race needs to be addressed by Pope...

The Brazilian delegation to the Economy of Francesco international meeting in Assisi...

Christians in India call Karnataka anti-conversion law ‘draconian’

Christians in India call Karnataka anti-conversion law...

Christians in India say a new anti-conversion law passed in the state of Karnataka...

U.S. diocesan synod reports highlight ‘enduring wounds’ in Church

U.S. diocesan synod reports highlight ‘enduring wounds’...

Throughout the diocesan phase of the Synod on Synodality U.S. Catholics consistently...

In Washington, U.S. bishop shares his mission’s work in Papua New Guinea

In Washington, U.S. bishop shares his mission’s work in...

Pope Francis' message for World Mission Day 2022 focuses on a phrase from the Acts...

Michigan governor vetoes budget funds for pregnancy, adoption resources

Michigan governor vetoes budget funds for pregnancy, adoption...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's line-item veto of more than $20 million in funding...

House hearing examines child labor abuses in Chinese-owned mines in Congo

House hearing examines child labor abuses in Chinese-owned...

The current state of child labor and human rights violations in Congo's mining sector...