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Vatican envoy: Vietnam’s government must respect religious freedom

The Vatican envoy to Vietnam called on the Southeast Asian nation's communist government to respect religious freedom.

Pope prays for victims of ‘devastating’ mudslide in Sierra Leone

Pope Francis offered his condolences and his prayers to the people of Sierra Leone after flooding and a major mudslide Aug. 14 led to the deaths of hundreds of people and displaced thousands.

Conference offers a journey of hope to divorced Catholics

Standing among a crowd of other divorced and separated people, one woman struggled to speak over still-painful emotions. Clearing her throat and taking a breath, she explained that it had been 20 years since her divorce, but the pain still had the power to bubble to the surface. It was a sentiment clearly understood by […]

Archbishop says Blessed Romero could be canonized next year

The archbishop officially promoting Blessed Oscar Romero's cause for sainthood said he hopes the process will conclude within a year and Catholics around the world will honor St. Oscar Romero, martyr.

Women religious advised to stop focusing on dwindling numbers

Sister Mary Pellegrino, outgoing president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, urged participants at the group's annual assembly in Orlando not to focus on dwindling numbers of women religious but instead on the communion they have with each other.

Cling to the Lord, not horoscopes, fortunetellers, pope says

When passing through the storm of life's difficult moments, Christians must latch on to Christ and not the false sense of security offered by psychics and soothsayers, Pope Francis said.

Venezuelan cardinal rejects U.S. military intervention

A Venezuelan cardinal rejected the possibility of foreign intervention in the country following U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to pursue a military option.

Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in Christ amid threats of missile attacks by North Korea.

Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly

In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11 and 12.

Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said.