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Pope prays for Philippines, struck by deadly Christmas Day typhoon Watch

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Pope Francis Thursday prayed for the people of the Philippines, who were hit Christmas Day by a typhoon which has killed more than a dozen ... continue reading


For the U.S. military, a tense Christmas passes without event Watch

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Some of the U.S. military's surveillance assets and personnel spent Christmas on duty, waiting for a possible missile launch from North ... continue reading



Philippines quake victims need water, aid, prayer Watch

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After a southern Philippines earthquake killed at least nine and displaced thousands of people on Monday, survivors emphasized their need ... continue reading


Evangelization begins with listening, Cardinal Tagle says Watch

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Listening is the first step in evangelization, the newly-appointed prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples said ... continue reading


Amid terrorism fears in Indonesia, heavy security planned for Christmas Watch

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Authorities in Indonesia are expected to deploy 160,000 security personnel to ensure Christmas and New Year's celebrations safe, according ... continue reading


Congress advances bill condemning China 're-education' camps Watch

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The House of Representatives this week passed legislation recognizing the mass detention of Uyghurs and other abuses committed by the ... continue reading


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Chinese bishop says Catholics must put 'love for homeland' first Watch

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A Chinese bishop has said that Catholics in the country must put their loyalty to the state before the faith. Bishop John Fang Xingyao made ... continue reading


From the Philippines, a missionary in Tokyo Watch

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On Sundays, Fr. Raniel Berdos can be found strolling the aisles of St. Mary's Cathedral in Tokyo. Tokyo, Japan, (CNA) - On Sundays, Fr. ... continue reading


University should not be for the privileged few, Pope Francis says in Japan Watch

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At a Jesuit university in Tokyo on Tuesday, Pope Francis said a quality university education should not be something out of reach for the ... continue reading


What does it mean to be Japanese and Catholic? Pope Francis in Japan raises the question Watch

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For centuries, Japanese intellectuals, emperors, and missionaries have asked the same question: What does it mean to be both Japanese and ... continue reading



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