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CNA/Maria Lozano

Human Rights Activists Tell Europe: Stand Up for Persecuted Christians

More than 200,000 people signed a petition urging European leaders to send ‘real help’ to persecuted religious minorities.

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Marriage Formation Can’t Stop at The Wedding, Says Catholic Couple

Former EWTN co-hosts John and Ashley Noronha said parishes need to provide formation after the vows for a husband and wife’s first steps and beyond.

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Christian Ministers Told to Perform Same-Sex ‘Weddings’ or Face Jail

Officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, ordered David and Evelyn Knapp to perform the ceremonies or face an array of legal punishments.

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CNA/Stephen Driscoll

Letting Christ — Not Confusion — Reign

COMMENTARY: Evaluating the Synod by Pope Francis’ Own Evangelical Principles

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‘Tireless Apostle’ Paul VI Beatified

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was among the tens of thousands that thronged St. Peter’s for the beatification Mass Oct. 19.

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CNA/Archdiocese of Bombay

Interreligious Marriage in India Poses Pastoral Concerns

With the number of interreligious marriages on the rise across Asia, Father Cajetan Menezes said that it is an important issue, and one with which the Church needs to have a ‘very specific pastoral care.’

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Hard Winter Looms for Iraq’s ‘Betrayed’ Christian Refugees

Without aid to survive in Kurdistan, or security to return to their homes, Iraq’s Christians feel they are brushed off as “collateral damage” of geopolitical power plays.

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CNA/Daniel Ibañez

Cardinal Etchegaray: Blessed Paul VI Was ‘Missionary Pope’

Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, 92, vice-dean of the College of Cardinals, first met the future blessed in 1960s.

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Spousal Benefits for Same-Sex Partners at Catholics Universities and Hospitals

The University of Notre Dame and Catholic Health Initiatives have both announced they will provide such benefits.

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