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  • Will Pope Francis meet the Chinese president this week?
    Vatican City, Mar 20, 2019 / 05:13 pm (CNA).- As Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to Rome this week, there has been much speculation as to whether his trip will also include an unofficial visit with Pope Francis. Ahead of the Chinese president’s arrival in Italy March 21, the AP… Read more »
  • US bishops: Equality Act will hurt more than help
    Washington D.C., Mar 20, 2019 / 02:16 pm (CNA).- In a March 20 letter to members of the U.S. Senate, three bishops warned that while the proposed Equality Act purports to address issues of discrimination, it would actually create new problems and threaten fundamental freedoms. “This proposed legislation does not… Read more »
  • Colombian diocese has served 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants
    Cucuta, Colombia, Mar 20, 2019 / 12:11 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Cúcuta in Colombia reported this week that it has provided 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants affected by the humanitarian crisis in their country. In a statement released March 18, the diocese thanked the volunteers and donors who… Read more »
  • Victoria parliament considers ending daily Our Father
    Melbourne, Australia, Mar 20, 2019 / 11:00 am (CNA).- The parliament of the Australian state of Victoria is considering a proposal to end the convention of beginnings daily sessions with the Our Father. The prayer has been a fixture of proceedings for more than a century.   The proposal is… Read more »
  • With prayer, good can overcome evil, Pope Francis says
    Vatican City, Mar 20, 2019 / 09:59 am (CNA).- To pray is to believe in God’s power to replace the evil in the world with goodness, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. “If we pray it is because we believe that God can and wants to transform reality… Read more »


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  • Theologian supports declaring St. Romero 'doctor of the church'
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul HaringBy Rhina GuidosWASHINGTON (CNS) -- One of the founders of liberation theology in Latin America said he supports an effort to declare St. Oscar Romero a doctor of the Catholic Church. During a March 18 livestream of an event celebrating the Salvadoran saint canonized in October, Dominican… Read more »
  • Update: As cyclone slams Africa, churches, aid agencies coordinate response
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Josh Estey, Care International via ReutersBy Bronwen DachsCAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) -- Two boys at a Catholic boarding school in Zimbabwe are among the more than 300 people killed in the aftermath of a cyclone that slammed into Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in mid-March. Officials fear the… Read more »
  • God's will is clear: to seek out, save humanity from evil, pope says
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul HaringBy Carol GlatzVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christians have faith in a God who wants to and is able to transform the world, conquering evil with good, Pope Francis said. That is why "it makes sense to obey and abandon oneself" to God and his will, even during… Read more »
  • Templeton Prize winner believes science, spirituality are complementary
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Eli Burakian, Dartmouth CollegeBy WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (CNS) -- A Dartmouth College cosmologist and theoretical physicist, who considers himself a religious agnostic even though he has devoted his career to examining link between science, philosophy and spirituality in exploring the mystery of creation, is the 2019 Templeton Prize… Read more »
  • In Syria, Caritas works to promote understanding among neighbors
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Muhammad Hamed, ReutersBy Dale GavlakRAMTHA, Jordan (CNS) -- As Syria's civil war enters its ninth year, citizens in and outside the country find themselves in limbo. Catholic and other aid agencies are urging a swift resolution to the crisis. Caritas Syria is campaigning for "an immediate end to… Read more »