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Mother Mary Angelica (1923-2016), through the years
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Pope Francis to Pray for the ‘Gift of Tears’ at Auschwitz

The Holy Father is making a personal pilgrimage to the notorious Nazi death camps, where more than a million Jews and others were murdered with assembly-line efficiency.

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Become Spokesmen for God by Embracing Your ‘Littleness,’ Pope Francis Says at WYD

The Holy Father gave his homily at Poland’s most famous Marian shrine at the Jasna Góra monastery in Czestochowa.

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Syrian Brothers, Divided by War, Find Joyful Reunion at WYD

The Christian siblings from Aleppo asked the world to pray for Syria to have peace at last.

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Videographers Behind Planned Parenthood Exposé Beat Felony Charges

David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt escaped the charges, in part due to the close relationship between Planned Parenthood’s attorney and the district attorney’s office in Houston.

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John Paul II's World Youth Day Legacy Shines Through Krakow's Cardinal Dziwisz

COMMENTARY: The devoted secretary to the saint celebrated the opening Mass for World Youth Day in Krakow.

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French Bishops: Fast with Us on Friday over Priest Killed in Hatred of the Faith

Christians in France are called to lay down their lives “in the interests of their faith” just as Christians in the Middle East and around the world have done, the bishops’ secretary general said.

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Pope Francis Prays with Children Who Have Cancer at St. John Paul II’s Tomb

The Holy Father joined the children Wednesday just before taking off to World Youth Day in Krakow.

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US Shrines Bring Polish Devotion Closer to Home

While WYD pilgrims visit Krakow, stateside pilgrims can join in honoring Polish history, St. John Paul II and Mary.

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How Pope Francis Can Commemorate Father Hamel’s Murder While in Poland

COMMENTARY: On Wednesday, the Holy Father will visit the crypt of Wawel Cathedral, where the Polish king who saved Christian Europe at the Battle of Vienna is buried alongside other national heroes.

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WYD 2016 Opening Mass: ‘Carry the Flame of Your Faith’ and Share Jesus With the World

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz welcomed pilgrims to the youth event on July 26 in Krakow.

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Pope Francis Condemns ‘Absurd Violence’ That Claims Priest As Newest Martyr in France

Two terrorists pledging loyalty to the Islamic State took a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray hostage and executed an elderly priest offering Mass.

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St. Faustina’s Shrine Sends a New Spark of Divine Mercy to America

In lead-up to World Youth Day, Archbishop of Denver ordains seminarian to diaconate in the ‘Capital of Divine Mercy.’

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World Youth Day in the ‘Capital of Mercy’

Pope Francis says his entire WYD visit to Poland ‘will be inspired by mercy during this Jubilee Year and by the grateful and blessed memory of St. John Paul II.’

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