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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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Pope: In Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

Photo Caption: Pope Francis holds palms at the start of Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 13. By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask […]

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Movie execs’ ‘big challenge’ in taking ‘fresh’ look at ‘Noah’ movie

Photo Caption: Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe star in a scene from the movie “Noah.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. NEW YORK (CNS) — It’s not every day that you get to make a biblical epic. “Noah,” which debuted in theaters March 28, could be just such a movie, provided people […]

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Cardinal George is hospitalized; being treated for dehydration

By: By Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood March 14 to be treated for dehydration. According to a March 18 press release issued by the Chicago Archdiocese, he was hospitalized after doctors discovered during a routine checkup that he was dehydrated. […]

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Chicago’s Cardinal George to undergo new round of chemotherapy

Photo Caption: Cardinal George intends to maintain his administrative and public schedule during this current round of chemotherapy, although it may occasionally be reduced because of lowered immunity. By: By Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George is preparing to undergo a new round of chemotherapy to address “current signs of […]

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