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IMAGE: CNS photo/M. Migliorato, Catholi By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The improved relations between Jews and Catholics prove that openness and humility can transform even the most poisonous rapport between religions into genuine fraternal respect, a leading rabbi said. “If such a bad relationship — which it

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service The world expects all people of religious faith to work with everyone for a better future, Pope Francis told representatives of major religions. “We can walk together taking care of each other and of creation” in joint projects that fight poverty, war and corruption

IMAGE: CNS/Reuters By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The world expects all people of religious faith to work with everyone for a better future, Pope Francis told representatives of major religions. “We can walk together taking care of each other and of creation” in joint projects that fight poverty,

By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics are more fortunate than the Old Testament prophets were because in the Eucharist they experience Jesus’ closeness and know that God is not far off on a lofty throne, Pope Francis told thousands of altar servers from across Europe. “In the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Sarah Webb, CatholicPhilly.com By Cindy Wooden WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Pope Francis makes a stop at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia in September as part of his U.S. visit, it may seem like part of the pope’s usual routine. His visits to prisons as part of his

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jay Rommel Labra, EPA By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just over a month into the Year of Mercy, Catholics from around the world will gather in Cebu, Philippines, for the International Eucharistic Congress, an opportunity to remind Catholics that reaching out to all with the Gospel

IMAGE: CNS photo/Laurenz Castillo, EPA By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As more members of the armed forces endure both physical and emotional scars from conflicts raging around the world, Pope Francis called on military chaplains to tend to their wounds with the healing balm of the sacraments.

By Kevin Jones CNA/EWTN News NEW ORLEANS, La. — Aiming to provide uniform spiritual and social support for engaged couples, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has made several changes to its marriage preparation process. “It’s such a beautiful way for parishes to serve the people who are approaching marriage,” said Father Garrett

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The ongoing effort to reorganize the Roman Curia has not left a void in the responsibilities of the various offices and even less in the rules governing hiring, transfers and compensation of employees, Pope Francis said. In a letter to Cardinal Pietro

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paramount Pictures By John Mulderig WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — The Polish bishop overseeing preparations for World Youth Day 2016 has urged priests to ensure that no young people are excluded because of poverty. Auxiliary Bishop Damian Muskus of Krakow, Poland, which is hosting the international celebration, said arranging