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Archive for March 3, 2021

Pope Francis delivers a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Credits: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis calls for end to ‘bloody clashes’ in Burma

Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an end to “bloody clashes” and the release of political leaders in Burma.  Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis prays for a renewal of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of March is for a renewed experience of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Read more

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By Courtney Mares

How Pope Francis used a donated Lamborghini to help rebuild Iraqi Christian communities

Christians in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains were able to rebuild a nursery school and other facilities destroyed by the Islamic State... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Investigator: There could be 10,000 abuse victims in French Catholic Church since 1950

The head of an independent commission said on Tuesday that there could be at least 10,000 victims of sexual abuse... Read more

Bishop Giovanni Cefai, Bishop of the Prelature of Santiago Apóstol de Huancané, receives oxygen concentrators from the Knights of Columbus.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Knights of Columbus donate oxygen to areas of Peru, Brazil hard hit by COVID-19

The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has made two major donations of medical oxygen to... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the German bishops’ spring meeting in February 2021. Credit: Sascha Steinbach/epa pool.?w=200&h=150

Leading German Catholic bishop cautions priests against intercommunion

A leading German Catholic bishop has cautioned priests against intercommunion with Protestants during an ecumenical event in May.   Read more

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EWTN News to launch weekly discussion show

On Friday, EWTN News will launch a new weekly discussion show “EWTN News In Depth,” covering the intersection of faith... Read more

Pope Francis and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle before a mosaic of catechist St. Pedro Calungsod in St. Peter’s Basilica on Nov. 21, 2013. Credit: Kerri Lenartowick/CNA.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis to mark 500 years of Catholic faith in the Philippines with Mass

Pope Francis will offer Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on March 14 to mark 500 years of Catholic faith in... Read more

Pope Francis signs the encyclical Fratelli tutti at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi Oct. 3, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

‘Fratelli tutti’: Pope Francis ‘delighted’ as Muslim group oversees encyclical’s Russian translation

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that he was “delighted” to learn that a Muslim group had overseen the translation of... Read more

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By Kate Scanlon

Opponents of campaign finance bill say it presents pro-life, religious liberty concerns

An campaign finance bill under consideration in the House could present grave concerns for religious liberty, an opponent of the... Read more

Children of families that sought refuge in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, April 11, 2015. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Christians and Muslims alike welcome Pope Francis' trip to Iraq

Iraqi Christians and Muslims alike have expressed excitment for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, an aid worker based in... Read more

The Catholic University of Erbil in Ankawa, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.?w=200&h=150

Catholic charity gives boost to Iraqi Christian students on eve of papal visit

A Catholic charity launched a $1.8 million project helping Christian students on the eve of the historic papal visit to... Read more

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By Matt Hadro

Senate committee splits on Becerra confirmation

The Senate Finance Committee was divided on the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services on... Read more

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By Kate Scanlon

Pro Choice Caucus calls on Biden to end Hyde Amendment

Congressional Democrats called on President Joe Biden this week to remove pro-life protections from the 2022 federal budget.    Read more

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USCCB: Moderna's and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines ethically preferable to Johnson & Johnson's

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday reiterated the Vatican’s teaching on COVID-19 vaccines produced with the help... Read more

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Christian medical groups urge conscience protections amid Covid-19 vaccination push

In a joint statement Tuesday, several Christian medical organizations highlighted the importance of conscience protections as COVID-19 vaccines are being... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Providence diocese won't comment on bill expanding liability for child sex abuse

The Diocese of Providence is refusing to comment on a bill that would provide increased opportunities for victims of child... Read more