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First-class relic of St. John Paul II was at the cathedral more
At the center of the reliquary is a glass ampoule that contains the saint’s blood, which remains in a liquid state. more
Though exactly what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 remained unclear, Pope Francis offered prayers for the 298 passengers and crew members who died when it came down in eastern Ukraine. more
Although Pope Francis planned to make a short, private visit to Caserta in southern Italy specifically to visit a Pentecostal pastor he knows from Argentina, the 130-mile trip has taken a new form—two forms, to be exact. more
Two Iraqi nuns and three orphans kidnapped in late June have been released safely, according to the Christian rights group Middle East Concern. more
Bishops’ conferences from five countries called on Catholics, politicians and society at large to confront the issues causing a flow of unaccompanied minors from Central America—and to tend to them as they travel through Mexico and arrive at the U.S. border. more
Pope Francis named a Filipino archbishop, who helped lead and rebuild the Church in Haiti after its devastating earthquake, as the Vatican representative at the United Nations in New … more
Four Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal professed their final vows at a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Manhattan June 28. The sisters are: Sister Ann … more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop George W. Coleman of Fall River, Mass., and appointed Auxiliary Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha of Newark, N.J. as his successor. more
Pope Francis expressed his participation in the “unspeakable suffering” of the families of three kidnapped Israeli teens whose bodies were found June 30 in Hebron, West Bank. more
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