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20 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 29, giving the red cardinal’s hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others.  Read more...
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18 May 2018 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committee echoed Pope Francis in calling for reconciliation and peace in the Holy Land amid ongoing violence between Israel and Palestinians.  Read more...
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17 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Diplomats have a duty to uphold human rights for all people, especially those fleeing their countries due to war, poverty and environmental challenges, Pope Francis told new ambassadors to the Vatican.  Read more...
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16 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a time when the world is mired in conflicts, religious leaders have a duty to show that it is possible to set aside differences and work together for the common good, Pope Francis said.  Read more...
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16 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Warning that violence will never bring peace, Pope Francis urged all sides to do all they can to foster dialogue in the Middle East.   Read more...
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14 May 2018 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has given its permission for the opening of the sainthood cause of an Iraqi priest and three deacons who were murdered by armed gunmen in Mosul.  Read more...
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14 May 2018 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — As the new United States embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem on 14 May, violence broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers.  Read more...
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11 May 2018 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — It’s hard to discuss detrimental environmental effects of using the diesel fuel needed to run generators in Gaza when people only have three hours of government-provided electricity a day, said Tahani Abu Daqqa, former Palestinian Minister of Culture.  Read more...


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