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IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — That many religions exist in the world is a fact, but what that plurality communicates to believers about God is a question that theologians are still discussing. Pope Francis and Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar, a leading

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy the Pastoors Family By Matthew Davis and Dave Hrbacek ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — When Tony Pastoors was 5 days old, his mother, Betsy, kneeled in a hospital chapel to pray that his life would be spared. He seemed fine when he was born Sept. 24, 1987,

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Jesuits Global By Carol Glatz ROME (CNS) — The sainthood cause of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe was formally opened in Rome at the Basilica of St. John Lateran Feb. 5, the 28th anniversary of Father Arrupe’s death. The cause of Father Arrupe, superior general of the Jesuits

IMAGE: CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said his recent visit to the United Arab Emirates, while brief, was a new page in relations between Christians and Muslims at a time when conflict and violence threaten the goal of lasting peace. Recalling

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — At the last Mass of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo told hundreds of participants who were preparing to talk later to their representatives in Congress that "Jesus walks with us" when doing the social ministry of

IMAGE: CNS photo/RhinaGuidos By Carlos Colorado On Feb. 2, Santos Gaspar Romero Galdamez, 88, the younger brother of Salvadoran Archbishop St. Oscar Romero, died in San Salvador, El Salvador. Gaspar Romero was the last of eight children of Santos Romero and Guadalupe Galdamez, and one of only two who lived

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CNS) — Pope Francis told reporters he is more afraid of the consequences of not engaging in interreligious dialogue than he is of being manipulated by some Muslim leaders. He told reporters flying

IMAGE: CNS photo/Katie Rutter By Katie Rutter ST. MEINRAD, Ind. (CNS) — Familiar sounds of sizzling meat and clanging cutlery associated with food preparation offered a different kind of doctrine than one might expect in a third-floor classroom at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. Inside, several seminarians stood

IMAGE: CNS photo/Gregory Scruggs, Reuters By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Community land trusts are celebrating their 50th anniversary in the United States in 2019, and Catholic figures had a role in their development. Based on a concept developed by Mahatma Gandhi in India, these kinds of land trusts were

IMAGE: CNS photo/George Frey By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — A major scientific report by 13 federal agencies that concludes that climate change poses dire economic consequences to the United States and already is affecting the well being of people serves as a warning that demands action to protect the