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Christian Pastor’s Two-Year Iran Imprisonment Marked With Prayer Vigil

Hundreds of people, including Saeed Abedini’s wife and two children, gathered in Washington, D.C., to pray for his release.

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‘Motherhood Is the Contribution Women Can Give to the Life of the Church’

With her appointment to the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Comboni Sister Luzia Premoli is the first woman to be appointed to a Vatican congregation.

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Synod at the Heart of Papal Masses for Month of October

A prayer vigil Saturday will officially begin the events of the third extraordinary synod of bishops.

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Mass. Bishops: Casino Gambling Is a Bad Bet

The Bay State’s Catholic shepherds are urging voters to support a ballot measure to repeal a 2011 law that legalized casinos.

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Tenn., N. Dakota Pro-Lifers Fight for Their State Constitutions

If the ballot measures are successful, they would serve as models for the rest of the country.

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Ukraine Nuncio: Russian Expansion Endangers Catholics

Archbishop Thomas Gullickson warned that recent Kremlin statements ‘leave little doubt of Russian Orthodox hostility and intolerance toward Ukrainian Greek-Catholics.’

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Opus Dei’s First Prelate Beatified in Madrid

An estimated 250,000 pilgrims attended the beatification of Bishop Álvaro del Portillo, who led Opus Dei for nearly two decades until his death in 1994.

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Bishops Find Hope for Religious Dialogue at Palestinian University

A delegation of U.S. bishops finds hope at Bethlehem University, but deep concern that Christians continue to emigrate from Palestine.

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Pope Francis: Satan Seduces Us by Disguising Evil as Good

He said that although the Bible tells us that the devil is astute and cunning in his attacks, we have the angels to defend us.

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