IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Maureen Orth, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine who has written about music icons, world leaders and Hollywood celebrities, tackled a completely different subject for National Geographic magazine: the Virgin Mary. For the magazine’s December cover story, “Mary the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Georgi Licovski, EPA By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — The extensive vetting process that all refugees undergo before arriving in the United States “screens out any possible threat of terrorism,” said the executive director of the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services. “We believe the risk is nil

IMAGE: CNS photo/Dai Kurokawa, EPA By Cindy Wooden NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — With security concerns looming over his visit, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya Nov. 25 urging tolerance and respect among people of different religions and different ethnic groups. During the less than seven-hour flight, Pope Francis told reporters the

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Archdiocese o By SEOUL, South Korea (CNS) — To mark the 70th anniversary of the division of Korea and the Year of Mercy, the Archdiocese of Seoul launched a prayer movement, “North Korean Church in My Heart.” Seoul Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, who serves as apostolic administrator

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