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Months after throwing verbal jabs at Pope Francis along the campaign train, Argentine President Javier Milei brought smiles and cookies to the Vatican for his highly anticipated meeting with the pope Feb. 12.

A year after train derailment, Ohio parish has become a 'family' that serves community

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One year after a toxic train derailment, an Ohio parish has "solidified" into a "family" that seeks to serve the community, its pastor told OSV News.

As King Charles is diagnosed with cancer, Cardinal Nichols offers 'steadfast prayers'

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols has offered "steadfast prayers" on behalf of Catholics after it was announced that Britain's King Charles III is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Northern Ireland has Catholic leading its government for the first time in history

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Ireland's most-senior churchman hailed an agreement that sees a Catholic take the top political job in Northern Ireland for the first time in its history as an "opportunity for a fresh start and a new beginning."

Evidence in Jimmy Lai trial may have been obtained through torture, U.N. rapporteur says

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The United Nations is warning that evidence in the trial of prominent Hong Kong Catholic, philanthropist and media mogul Jimmy Lai may have been obtained by torturing a witness in China.

Christian exodus from Iraq ‘alarming’

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A multitude of problems — corruption, discrimination and unemployment at home, exacerbated by the fallout from the Gaza war — are driving an alarming number of Iraqi Christians from their homeland, seeking emigration as a last resort, say Church leaders and advocacy organizations.

Three bishops, approved by pope and government, ordained in China

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In less than a week, three Chinese bishops were ordained with the approval of both Pope Francis and the Chinese government.

France's Catholic bishops strongly back farmers in their massive protest

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France's bishops stand in solidarity with farmers protesting across the country. After days of protests in the local provinces, farmers were determined to block the main roads leading to Paris, with spectacular traffic jams of tractors and farm vehicles they formed Jan. 29 across the French capital.

Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack on church in Turkey

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The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack on a Roman Catholic church in Istanbul during a Sunday Mass that killed one person.

'We give thanks to God!' says Haiti archbishop as six nuns are freed from captivity

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The six nuns kidnapped in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 19 have been freed, and the archbishop of the capital was overjoyed and thankful at the news.

Haiti bishops appeal for release of religious sisters kidnapped by suspected gang members

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The bishops of Haiti appealed for the release of six women religious who were kidnapped Jan. 19 in a country mired in crisis because of gang violence.