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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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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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