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Pope Francis: Catholics and Orthodox are united by 'ecumenism of blood' Watch

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 In Bulgaria Sunday, Pope Francis said Catholics and Orthodox are united by the blood of the martyrs and the Christians who continue ... continue reading


In South Sudan, the 'Blue Sisters' bring hope to abused women Watch

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They were founded three decades ago in southern Sudan, and named the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But in a region dramatically ... continue reading


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Despite ongoing threats, ordination Mass takes place in Sri Lanka Watch

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As most Catholic churches remain closed across Sri Lanka, following the Easter bombings that claimed more than 250 lives, one parish in a ... continue reading


New safety measures in place after Sri Lanka bombings Watch

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One week after the Sri Lanka Easter bombings, authorities continue to seek those responsible for the violence, while enacting new security ... continue reading


Bishops pray for victims of earthquakes in Philippines Watch

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Catholic leaders have offered prayers for the Philippines after two earthquakes struck the region this week. Manila, Philippines, (CNA) - A ... continue reading


Killed in the Rwandan genocide, this couple is being considered for sainthood Watch

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The story of Cyprien and Daphrose Rugumba is a story of atheism and devout faith, of a strained marriage and a love that overcomes ... continue reading



Iraqi archbishop longs for better times for his Church and his people Watch

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Archbishop Petros Mouche heads the Syriac-Catholic Archdiocese of Mosul, Iraq†s second-largest city, which was captured by ISIS in the ... continue reading


Five years after priest's murder in Syria, Jesuits hope to introduce his cause Watch

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During a visit to Homs last week, the superior general of the Society of Jesus said that he would be happy to open a cause of beatification ... continue reading


Netanyahu West Bank pledge could rule out 'two-state solution' in Middle East Watch

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 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that he will declare sovereignty over existing settlements in the West Bank ... continue reading


Indian bishop accused of rape could face charges this week Watch

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The bishop accused of serially raping a nun could face criminal charges this week, as Indian police say they will ask a court to charge him ... continue reading


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