IMAGE: CNS/Nancy Wiechec By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In an effort to help contemplative women religious renew their life and mission in the church and the world, Pope Francis issued a series of new rulings dealing with formation, assets, prayer life, authority and autonomy. The new rulings include

IMAGE: CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta has been appointed as chair of a new task force of the U.S. bishops to deal with racial issues brought into public consciousness following a series of summertime shootings that left both citizens

IMAGE: By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis goes to Poland to meet with an expected 2 million young people from around the world, he’s going with a firm idea of the dreams, fears and challenges so many of them face. He knows what lies inside the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jok Solomun, Reuters By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis sent a high-ranking cardinal to South Sudan to urge a peaceful end to the escalating violence in the country. Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, met with President Salva

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