Pope Francis uses a handkerchief during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome Feb. 26, 2020. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)
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Pope skips penance service with Rome clergy due to mild cold

VATICAN (CNS): Pope Francis did not attend a traditional penitential service with priests of the…

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Sister Rosa Elena Pico, a member of the Missionaries of Mary Co-Redemptrix, with children from the indigenous community of Sarayaku, Ecuador, in September 2019. Photo: CNS
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Don’t try to clericalise women in Amazon Church pope says

VATICAN (CNS): Pope Francis released Querida Amazonia, his postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the Amazon region,…

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A deacon prays in a chapel in Wijint, a village in the Peruvian Amazon, in August 2019. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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No quick fix for priest shortage in Amazon region pope says

VATICAN (CNS): In his apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazonia), which was released by the…

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Pope Francis meeting with nuncios from around the world at the Vatican on 13 June 2019. Photo: CNS/Vatican Media)
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Vatican diplomats-in-training to spend a year as missionaries

VATICAN (CNS): Adopting a suggestion made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope…

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Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of Manila. Photo: CNS
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Cardinal Tagle starts work in Rome

MANILA (UCAN):  “I am the prefect but I am not perfect!” said Luis Cardinal Tagle…

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