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IMAGE: CNS photo/Will Oliver, EPA By LONDON (CNS) — An English cardinal said he was delighted by the appointment of Theresa May as Britain’s new prime minister because of the commitment she has shown in the fight against human trafficking. Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, president of the Bishops’ Conference

IMAGE: CNS photo/Dale Gavlak By Dale Gavlak NAOUR, Jordan (CNS) — Exuberant Syrian refugee children sang, danced and played with colorful clowns as they celebrated graduation at their Caritas-sponsored school in this sleepy suburb of the Jordanian capital, Amman. Some 170 Muslim children, ages 5-17, proudly strode up on the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Joey Kelly, EPA By Simon Caldwell MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — The British government must take “decisive and courageous steps” toward ridding the country of nuclear weapons, said the Catholic bishops of Scotland. All eight bishops issued a joint statement calling for nuclear disarmament ahead of a July 18

IMAGE: CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters By David Sedeno DALLAS (CNS) — In the week since five Dallas area police officers were gunned down, thousands have gathered in churches, parks, plazas, parking lots and a symphony hall to remember the fallen officers, to cry for hope and pray for peace and

IMAGE: CNS photo/Catholic Advance By Christopher M. Riggs WICHITA, Kan. (CNS) — Brian Bergkamp, a seminarian from the Diocese of Wichita who was studying at a Maryland seminary, is believed dead after saving the life of a woman who fell into the Arkansas River July 9. By mid-day July 12,

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey By Tom Tracy WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — Low-cost video messaging carried across increasingly video-friendly social media platforms will define this year’s World Youth Day experience, said several organizational leaders finalizing their media strategies. Due to the prevalence of smartphones and tablets, and their improved

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Colleen Dulle WASHINGTON (CNS) — Recent comments by a high-ranking Vatican official have sparked questions about the direction priests should face while celebrating Mass, but the Vatican spokesman said Pope Francis has made it clear no changes are foreseen. Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s

“I caught one!” Someone screamed this outside of Father Ryan Kaup’s rectory window the other night, waking him up at 12:30 a.m. That’s because Fr. Kaup’s parish, Cristo Rey in Lincoln, Neb., is a Pokestop. What’s a Pokestop, you say? It’s part of Pokémon Go, the newest app craze released last

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named two experienced journalists — including its first female vice director — to lead the Vatican press office. Greg Burke, a native of St. Louis, succeeds Italian Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, who retires after 10 years as

IMAGE: CNS photo/Ting Shen, The Dallas Morning News handout via Reuters By David Sedeno DALLAS (CNS) — Religious and civic leaders called for peace after five Dallas law enforcement officers were killed July 7 when a sniper opened fire in downtown Dallas. “We have been swept up in the escalating