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Pandemic, security pose challenges, but pope, Iraqis, hopeful for visit+

The 84-year-old pope, newly vaccinated, is moving forward with his March 5-8 trip to Iraq unless there is a serious new wave of coronavirus infection there.

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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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Peace only way to face global crises, Vatican U.N. nuncio says+

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of finding solutions together.

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Update: Kidnapped Nigerian bishop, driver released+

Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe of Owerri and his driver, Robert Ndubuisi, were released by their abductors Jan. 1 after being kidnapped five days earlier.

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Genocide in Nigeria ‘happening before our eyes,’ congressman says at hearing+

"The Christians of Nigeria, both Catholic and Protestant, deserve attention, recognition and relief now."

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Almost 7,000 people out of work in Bethlehem’s tourism sector+

Virtually no pilgrims or tourists have visited Bethlehem since the outbreak began in March,

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Some say it’s time to discern sainthood for U.S. women slain 40 years ago+

On Dec. 2, Maryknoll Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel and laywoman Jean Donovan will be remembered worldwide on the 40th anniversary of what many increasingly consider their martyrdom.

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Vatican official marks anniversary of ‘martyred’ Jesuits+

While the anniversary of "our martyrs" comes in "a very different global and local context from previous years," it is nevertheless a reality that must always "be confronted with Gospel of Jesus Christ."

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‘It is an attack on everyone’: Bishops react to Nice basilica murders+

Whether such violence occurs in a mosque, synagogue, temple or church ... it is an attack on everyone who seeks peace and closeness with our Creator.

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Teen was ‘influencer for God,’ mother says on eve of son’s beatification+

'You see queues in front of a football match or an actor or rock singer, but you don't see a queue for the tabernacle where there is the real presence of God, God that lives among us.'

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