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COVID-19 and ecumenism: Pandemic prompts prayer, action+

For many people, the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 18-25 will be another occasion of virtual ecumenical prayer.

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Pope amends canon law so women can be installed as lectors, acolytes+

In most dioceses around the world -- and at the Vatican as well -- women and girls have been lectors at Mass and have served at the altar for decades.

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Christmas is sign of God’s preferential love for the poor, cardinal says+

"The poor belong to Christ not because they say sobut because Christ said they do."

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Show the world the joy of faith, pope says+

"If I do not have the joy of my faith, I cannot bear witness and others will say, 'But if faith is so sad, it is better not to have it.'"

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Pope announces new cardinals, including U.S. Archbishop Gregory+

"With a very grateful and humble heart, I thank Pope Francis for this appointment which will allow me to work more closely with him in caring for Christ's Church."

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Catholics globally credit pope for encyclical’s call to uphold human dignity+

"Pope Francis is unflinching in his message" that focuses on solidarity with poor people globally.

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Pope Francis’ teaching in new encyclical called ‘profound and beautiful’+

Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich said "Fratelli Tutti" is "destined to be a defining document and body of teaching for the pontificate of Pope Francis."

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Pope signs new encyclical in Assisi+

"I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike."

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Pope Francis calls for day of prayer, fasting for Lebanon+

The Pope has asked Catholics and all people of goodwill to observe Sept. 4 as a day of prayer and fasting for Lebanon.

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Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid+

It is really Christ himself who baptizes and has the principal role in the event being celebrated, it said.

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