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MANCHESTER, England – The Catholic duty priest to the British Parliament said people were weeping at prayer services the day after the Westminster terror attack.

Atheist naturopath doctor argues for conscience rights protection

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An atheist naturopath stole the show as hearings began into Ontario’s enabling legislation for doctor assisted suicide at Queen’s Park on March 23.

Pope Francis is the world’s third greatest leader, according to Fortune

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Pope Francis has ranked third on Fortune’s annual “World’s Greatest Leaders” list, in part because of his criticism of what the magazine called “capitalism without conscience.”

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly London attack

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VATICAN CITY – After four people died in an apparent terrorist attack in London yesterday, Pope Francis has voiced his sorry and solidarity for the victims and their families, entrusting them and the nation to God’s mercy.

Priests in Peru encouraged to visit victims of floods, mudslides

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PIURA, Peru – On the occasion of the worldwide “24 Hours for the Lord”, the Archdiocese of Piura encouraged priests to visit and bring aid to the victims of the natural disasters in northwestern Peru.

U.S. Catholics asked 'to accompany' migrants, refugees seeking better life

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States."

Jesus’ tomb reopens after nine months of restoration

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JERUSALEM – Less than a year after restoration work began, the Edicule – the traditional site of Jesus' burial and resurrection – was inaugurated in an ecumenical ceremony led by representatives of the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian churches, including Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

Nairobi Catholics deliver aid to citizens in drought areas

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NAIROBI, Kenya – Catholics in Nairobi delivered a convoy of aid to the dioceses of Isiolo and Marsabit, where thousands are facing a severe drought.

Watch this little girl steal Pope Francis' hat

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VATICAN CITY – A cute moment was captured on camera Wednesday, as a 3-year-old girl “stole” Pope Francis’ zucchetto – or skull cap – at the papal general audience.

Trump's Supreme Court nominee backed by dozens of pro-life groups

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WASHINGTON – Judge Neil Gorsuch deserves “swift confirmation” to the U.S. Supreme Court, leaders of pro-life and pro-family groups have said.

Solidarity march for migrants draws 30,000 in Tijuana

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MEXICO CITY – Some 30,000 people gathered last Sunday for the 17th March for Life, Peace and Migrants in Tijuana, Mexico.