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IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Fordham University By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — Upon first hearing in August of the findings of a Pennsylvania grand jury about how Catholic clergy abused children and young people, veteran journalist Peter Steinfels was, like a lot other people — shocked and appalled. Soon, Steinfels told

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Fordham University By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — Upon first hearing in August of the findings of a Pennsylvania grand jury about how Catholic clergy abused children and young people, veteran journalist Peter Steinfels was, like a lot other people — shocked and appalled. Soon, Steinfels told

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PANAMA (CNS) — The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said. During a news conference with journalists

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PANAMA (CNS) — The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said. During a news conference with journalists

IMAGE: CNS photo/Chaz Muth By Rhina Guidos PANAMA CITY (CNS) — Just before leaving the physical and human warmth of Panama Jan. 27, Pope Francis stopped to thank the thousands of official volunteers, young and old, gathered at the capital city’s Rommel Fernandez Stadium to tell them that they had

IMAGE: CNS photo/Chaz Muth By Rhina Guidos PANAMA CITY (CNS) — Just before leaving the physical and human warmth of Panama Jan. 27, Pope Francis stopped to thank the thousands of official volunteers, young and old, gathered at the capital city’s Rommel Fernandez Stadium to tell them that they had

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves PANAMA CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed that a peaceful solution may be found in Venezuela as uncertainty and political instability grip the country. After praying the Angelus Jan. 27 with residents and workers at the Casa Hogar el Buen Samaritano, a

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves PANAMA CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed that a peaceful solution may be found in Venezuela as uncertainty and political instability grip the country. After praying the Angelus Jan. 27 with residents and workers at the Casa Hogar el Buen Samaritano, a

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves PANAMA CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed that a peaceful solution may be found in Venezuela as uncertainty and political instability grip the country. After praying the Angelus Jan. 27 with residents and workers at the Casa Hogar el Buen Samaritano, a

IMAGE: CNS photo/Chaz Muth By Rhina Guidos PANAMA CITY (CNS) — As thousands of pilgrims streamed through the neighborhood of Las Acacias en route to the World Day Youth vigil, those from Nicaragua and Venezuela received special cheers and applause as they carried the flags of their respective countries. "Venezuela