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IMAGE: CNS photo/Jayanta Shaw, Reuters By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will declare Blessed Teresa of Kolkata a saint at the Vatican Sept. 4. The date was announced March 15 during an “ordinary public consistory,” a meeting of the pope, cardinals and promoters of sainthood causes that

Pope Francis will declare Blessed Teresa of Kolkata a saint at the Vatican Sept. 4, the conclusion of the Year of Mercy jubilee for those engaged in works of mercy. The date was announced March 15 during an “ordinary public consistory,” a meeting of the pope, cardinals and promoters of

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Clarion Herald By Beth Donze NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — Christ’s final hours will come to life in spectacular fashion on Palm Sunday, March 20, when Fox airs “The Passion,” a two-hour, live musical event from New Orleans. Bolstered by a soundtrack of contemporary songs performed live by

IMAGE: CNS/Marcin Mazur By Jonathan Luxmoore WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — Pope Francis will visit the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau during a July 27-31 visit to Poland for the celebration of World Youth Day, the Polish bishops announced. Up to 2.5 million young people from around the world, as

IMAGE: CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Serving others, helping them without making a show of it, “that’s amore,” Pope Francis said. “Amore,” or love, “is the concrete service we render to one another,” the pope said March 12 during a special general audience for

IMAGE: CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While the Catholic Church tries to help people whose marriages have failed remain or return to an active Catholic life, it also must express its admiration for people who remain faithful to their marriage vows despite great difficulty,

IMAGE: CNS/Reuters By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis celebrated the third anniversary of his election with a simple Tweet — “Pray for me” — and the usual Sunday recitation of the Angelus prayer with tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square. In his talk

IMAGE: CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass By Sam Lucero DE PERE, Wis. (CNS) — Lisa Kristine was 11 when her aunt and uncle gave her an Olympus 35 mm camera. From a converted darkroom in her home in California, she developed black-and-white film and printed images of family and friends.

IMAGE: CNS/Nancy Wiechec By Nancy Wiechec OSWIECIM, Poland (CNS) — The Auschwitz memorial and museum is setting aside days exclusively for World Youth Day pilgrims who want to tour the former Nazi death camp. The museum has set aside July 20-28 and Aug. 1-3 for participants in World Youth Day,

IMAGE: CNS/Cristian Gennari By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the end of a Lenten retreat focused on questions in the Gospels, Servite Father Ermes Ronchi told Pope Francis and senior members of the Roman Curia that it is tempting to bristle when the faithful ask challenging questions, but