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Final resting place: Vatican releases instruction on burial, cremation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Professing belief in the resurrection of the dead and affirming that the human body is an essential part of a person’s identity, the Catholic Church insists that the bodies of the deceased be treated with respect and laid to rest in a consecrated place. While the Catholic Church continues to prefer […]

Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals, three from U.S.

Off the beaten path: Pope looks far afield for new cardinals VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Choosing new members of the College of Cardinals, Pope Francis once again looked to countries and particularly to dioceses that were not and never had been represented in the body that advises the pope and bears responsibility for electing his […]

Catholic Relief Services commits $5 million to Hurricane Matthew response in Haiti

BALTIMORE, MD, October 7, 2016 – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is committing an initial $5 million to help Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean recover from Hurricane Matthew, the powerful storm that has left hundreds dead and devastated communities in this nation still recovering from the earthquake that struck in 2010. “Haiti in particular […]

Pope: Church’s mission is to attract people to Christ, not proselytize

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians are called to follow the example of St. Therese of Lisieux, who helped draw people to Jesus by way of attraction, not by proselytizing, Pope Francis said. She was a reminder that an authentic witness is proclaimed through a union with Christ “in prayer, adoration and in concrete charity, which […]

Pope pleas on behalf of civilians in Aleppo as bombing intensifies

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – As a brief cease-fire agreement failed and Syrian government forces returned to bombing Aleppo and fighting rebels in the city streets, Pope Francis made a forceful appeal for assistance for the thousands of innocent civilians trapped in the besieged city. “I appeal to the consciences of those responsible for the bombardments,” […]

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