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Quotes from Pope Francis’ new encyclical letter, “Laudato Si”

Photo Caption: “Leaving an inhabitable planet to future generations is, first and foremost, up to us,” writes Pope Francis. By: By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The following are selected quotes from Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home”: — The earth, our home, is beginning […]

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What to do? Pope Francis’ tips for helping the environment

Photo Caption: This is the cover of the English edition of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.” By: By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” is a call for global action as well […]

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Indiana bishops call for ‘mutual respect’ and dialogue on RFRA

Photo Caption: Demonstrators rally at Monument Circle in Indianapolis March 28 to protest a religious freedom bill signed in to law by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. By: By Brigid Curtis Ayer, Catholic News Service INDIANPOLIS (CNS) — Indiana’s Catholic bishops April 1 urged people to show mutual respect for one another and allow “the necessary […]

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Pope seeks prayers for Egyptian Christians beheaded by Islamic State

Photo Caption: Egyptian Christians held captive by the Islamic State militants kneel in front of armed men along a beach near Tripoli, Libya, in this still image from a video showing their beheadings. By: By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for prayers for the Egyptian Christians beheaded by […]

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Vatican Museums get 3-D treatment in theatrical feature

By: By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — For those who have never been inside any of the Vatican Museums, seeing a documentary about them done with a 3-D effect on the big screen could be a real treat. “The Vatican Museums 3D” begins a theatrical release on hundreds of screens around the […]

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Pope Francis phones family of U.S. journalist slain by militants

Photo Caption: U.S. journalist James Foley speaks at Northwestern University after being released from imprisonment in Libya in 2011. The Marquette University graduate was killed by Islamic State fighters. By: By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State […]

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Faith, prayer sources of strength for slain U.S. journalist, family

Photo Caption: U.S. journalist James Foley speaks at Northwestern University after being released from imprisonment in Libya in 2011. The Marquette University graduate was killed by Islamic State fighters. By: By Catholic News Service ROCHESTER, N.H. (CNS) — In April 2013, the parents of slain U.S. journalist James Foley attended a prayer vigil at Marquette […]

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