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Mother Mary Angelica (1923-2016), through the years
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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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How Can the Vatican Aid an Impoverished Venezuela?

COMMENTARY: A Latin-American pope and a secretary of state who was once the apostolic nuncio may be able to break the logjam between a stubborn socialist government and relief agencies.

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Pope Francis Asks the Faithful to Accompany World Youth Day in Prayer

The international youth event, starting Tuesday in Krakow, Poland, is meant ‘to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy, through the intercession of St. John Paul II.’

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Munich Church, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis Pray for Victims of Deadly Shooting

Benedict XVI ‘prays for the innocent victims and expresses condolences and closeness to the families.’ Francis said: ‘I am near to the families of the victims and the wounded. I invite you to join in my prayer, in order that the Lord may inspire all good and fraternal resolutions.’

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Trump and Social Conservatives Form a Marriage of Necessity

NEWS ANALYSIS: GOP delegates gave Trump a standing ovation at the close of the 2016 convention in Cleveland, but Sen. Ted Cruz’s refusal to endorse his onetime rival hinted at problems ahead as the battle shifts to the general election

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What’s Underneath the Vatican Power Struggle Over Economic Reforms

NEWS ANALYSIS: Cardinal George Pell’s Secretariat of the Economy has had its wings clipped in recent weeks, in terms of its authority to oversee the Vatican’s financial operations.

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