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New Year’s Eve Mass of thanksgiving

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CLEVELAND (CNS): The path to true peace requires the world to abolish nuclear weapons, Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, Read more

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MEXICO (CNS): The Nicaraguan Bishops’ Conference called an arson attack on the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Managua “an Read more

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Democracy could be victim of pandemic Jesuit superior warns
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German abbess on trial for sheltering refugees

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Pope and United Nations chief record video with Christmas wishes

VATICAN  (CNS): Following a 40-minute private meeting in the papal library on December 20, Pope…

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United Nations adopts human rights resolution on Myanmar
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Pope joins UN in call for global ceasefire amid Covid-19 pandemic

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Conditions ‘not right’ for Rohingya return to Myanmar

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Prayer service led by Cardinal Zen at the Hong Kong Central Library on December 8.
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Audrey Donnithorne, steadfast in faith and mission for China
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Memorial Mass celebrated for Father James Hurley
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Letter from Cardinal Zen

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Father Doimo with a compilation of his compositions.
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A longtime missionary in Hong Kong remembers

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Dedicated to hospital work for 50 years
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Church leaders agree on the need to reach out
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My best childhood memories

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Appeal from the Colloquium of Six Religious Leaders of Hong Kong regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus
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