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Pope Gives Easter Treats to Hospitalized Children

The Holy Father sent chocolate eggs during Holy Week to the children in the oncology unit at Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital.

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Strength and Solidarity at the 118th Boston Marathon

Last year’s tragedy provides motivation for some of the 36,000 participants in the world’s oldest annual marathon.

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Philippines Issues New Stamps of Blessed John Paul II, John XXIII

The country’s postmaster said a large delegation of Filipinos is heading to Rome for the canonization ceremonies.

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Roncalli’s Eyes Were Always on the Prize

Special Section: John Paul II & John XXIII: Papal Saints for the New Evangelization

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Pope Francis Names Coptic Priest Second Personal Secretary

Msgr. Yoannis Lahzi Gaid had been translating the Holy Father’s general audiences into Arabic.

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New Survey Shows Secularist Pull Among the West’s Educated Elites

The international poll found positive attitudes towards religion worldwide, but support drops sharply in Western Europe and within academia.

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Pope Francis: Spread Easter’s ‘Joyous Wonder’

Addressing thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square April 21 for the Regina Coeli, the Holy Father cited the example of Mary Magdalene.

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Cardinal McCarrick Promotes Peace During Visit to Central African Republic

Following his return from the war-ravaged country as part of a State Department delegation, the cardinal says he believes the country can recover if it abandons vengeance.

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