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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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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 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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Flying into a quarantine: U.S. seminarians create a ‘bubble’ in Rome+

The new students' courses at the pontifical universities in Rome begin in early October. Until then, they study Italian, pray, have in-house conferences and will begin to explore the city once their quarantine has ended.

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U.S. bishops express solidarity with Lebanon, join pope in prayers+

At least 100 people were reported dead, more than 4,000 others were injured, and more than 100 people were missing.

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Explosion in Beirut adds suffering to Lebanon’s dire situation+

"This crisis hits everybody -- Lebanese families, Palestinian and Syrian refugees alike. We will start seeing children dying from hunger before the end of the year."

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Bishops from Japan, U.S. call Catholics to work for nuclear disarmament+

The bishops expressed concern that the world has overlooked the massive destructiveness of nuclear weapons as experienced in Japan 75 years ago this month.

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Caritas warns of rise in human trafficking amid pandemic+

We ... call institutions and civil society organizations to protect children from abuse and exploitation ... and we ask all people to be vigilant and to denounce cases of human trafficking and exploitation.

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New report says Iraqi Christians could face extinction+

ACN's survey indicates that security and political reasons remain the primary driver of emigration.

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Amid joy as Bethlehem reopens, Christians have uncertainty about future+

"After 80-plus days, I entered the church and I lit candles for all the people and that all the people who are sick in the world will get well."

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