Tag: Society/Community
12 months ago
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Ailing Pope Francis Hurries to Bolster His Progressive Legacy

Pope Francis waved to well-wishers and reporters from a wheelchair as he left a hospital in Rome following hernia sur...

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12 months ago
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Pope Francis Accepts Bishop Unilaterally Installed by China

Vatican says Beijing’s move violated the spirit of their 2018 deal on the appointment of bishops

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about 1 year ago
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Pope Francis to Elevate New Cardinals

Pontiff’s appointments will make up more than two-thirds of body eligible to elect his successor

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about 1 year ago
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Immigration Backlashes Spread Around the World

Collapse of Netherlands government is latest sign of discord as immigration surges to record levels, fueling populism

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about 1 year ago
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What Is Happening in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza? What to Know About the Conflict

The largest Israeli military operation in the West Bank in decades has continued into a second day. Hundreds of famil...

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about 1 year ago
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Pope Francis Sends Peace Envoy to Moscow

Visit by Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi could be seen as bolstering Russian President Vladimir Putin in wake of the we...

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about 1 year ago
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The Competition for Believers in Africa’s Religion Market

On a continent whose growing population presents enormous opportunities for Christianity and Islam, both faiths are a...

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about 1 year ago
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Pope Francis Released From Hospital After Operation for Hernia

The 86-year-old pontiff was hospitalized for other ailments in 2021 and earlier this year

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about 1 year ago
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Southern Baptists Confirm Rejection of Women Pastors

Vote comes despite appeal from the Rev. Rick Warren, one of the denomination’s leading figures

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about 1 year ago
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Pope Francis to Undergo Operation for Hernia

Eighty-six-year-old pontiff has had a number of health problems in recent years

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about 1 year ago
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Saudi Arabia and Canada Restore Ties Ruptured Over Human Rights

Five-year break ends amid a diplomatic spree by the Saudi crown prince

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about 1 year ago
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Pope Francis Assigns Italian Cardinal to Ukraine Peace Mission

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi is considered a potential future pope

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about 1 year ago
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Eastern Orthodoxy Gains New Followers in America

Ancient faith is drawing converts with no ties to its historic lands

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about 1 year ago
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Ukraine’s Zelensky Visits Rome to Meet Pope Francis, Italian Leaders

Pontiff has volunteered to serve as an intermediary in peace negotiations between Ukraine and Russia

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about 1 year ago
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Pope Francis Says He Had Severe Pneumonia When Hospitalized in March

Pontiff also says Vatican would help return Ukrainian children taken to Russia

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about 1 year ago
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Pope Francis Allows Women to Vote in Bishops’ Assembly for First Time

Decision is the latest move by pontiff to expand leadership roles for women

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about 1 year ago
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Options Narrow for People Trapped by Fighting in Sudan

The U.S. and other governments evacuated embassy staff and civilians from Sudan over the weekend. A battle for power ...

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about 1 year ago
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Swift Evacuation of U.S. Staff From Sudan Prompts Questions

Military helps government personnel leave, but there are no immediate plans to help other Americans get out; security...

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about 1 year ago
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Conservative Anglicans Call for Break with Archbishop of Canterbury Over Same-Sex Blessings

African bishops have emerged as leaders of the church’s conservative wing

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about 1 year ago
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A Village Cemetery Bears Witness to Russia’s Centuries-Long Efforts to Subjugate Ukraine

Generations of Ukrainians have joined the struggle against Russian domination

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about 1 year ago
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Yemen Crowd Crush Kills 78 at Ramadan Charity Event

Footage distributed by Yemen’s ruling Houthi rebels showed a stampede in San’a on Wednesday, as crowds frantically tr...

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about 1 year ago
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Desperation Grows for Sudanese Sheltering From Warring Generals

Diplomats and aid workers, including from the U.S., are caught in the conflict

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about 1 year ago
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Catholic Share of U.S. Latinos Continues to Sink, Study Finds

The proportion of Latinos with no religious affiliation has risen

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about 1 year ago
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Cat Curfews? Good Luck, Australia

Controversial bans on free-roaming felines force Australians to lock down or leash Fluffy. Some pets are ticked off. ...

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Francis, in Easter Message, Calls for Peace in Ukraine

Pontiff also prays for survivors of February’s earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Francis Skips Good Friday Event Due to Cold Weather

The pontiff, hospitalized last week for bronchitis, has never missed the ceremony since his election in 2013

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over 1 year ago
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Our Many Jesuses

At a time of shrinking church membership, Jesus remains a uniquely powerful and popular figure in American culture. T...

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Francis Leaves Hospital After Treatment for Bronchitis

Vatican says the pontiff will be present for Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square

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over 1 year ago
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Vatican Apologizes for the Church’s Historical Role in Justifying European Colonialism

Statement responds to demands indigenous leaders made to Pope Francis in Canada last year

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Francis Hospitalized for Respiratory Infection

The pontiff, 86, has complained of breathing difficulties in recent days, Vatican says

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Condemns Iran’s Death Penalty for Protesters

The pontiff’s delayed and limited words of support for the protesters reflect a tension between his desire for good r...

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over 1 year ago
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Putin Thanks Church for Supporting Ukraine Invasion in Christmas Message

Air raids and explosions sounded across Kyiv in the early hours of the new year as Russia launched dozens of drones a...

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Francis Presides Over Funeral for Pope Benedict XVI

Thousands of mourners gathered in St. Peter’s Square for an event that concludes the unique decadelong cohabitation o...

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Francis May Have a Freer Hand After Death of Benedict

The death of Pope Benedict XVI ended an extraordinary arrangement that helped define the current pontificate. Pope Fr...

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over 1 year ago
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Mourners Bid a Quiet Farewell to Pope Benedict

Thousands have filed past Benedict’s body lying in state in St. Peter’s Basilica, though nothing like the enormous li...

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Benedict’s Passing Means Conservative Catholics Lose Their Leading Light

Pope Benedict XVI was for more than three decades a leader in the culture wars that have shaken the Catholic Church a...

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Francis to Preside Over Predecessor’s Funeral, in a Vatican First

Plans for the service mean a historically unique situation—that of two popes residing practically side by side in the...

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Benedict XVI Dies at Age 95

The retired pontiff was an influential figure in the Catholic Church from the early 1960s to his historic 2013 resign...

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over 1 year ago
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Pope Francis Says Retired Pope Benedict XVI Is ‘Very Sick’

Pope Francis said his 95-year-old predecessor, retired Pope Benedict XVI, was very ill and asked the faithful to pray...

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