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In this January 1945 file photo, survivors of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp pose for a picture. (CNS photo/Auschwitz Museum, Reuters) Polish leaders hope Pope Francis visits Auschwitz when he comes in 2016
May 28 2015
Church leaders in Poland hope Pope Francis will visit the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in 2016.

Irish Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin is shown in a 2014 file photo. (CNS photo) Dublin archbishop: Church needs ‘reality check’ after marriage vote
May 26 2015
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said the church needs a “reality check” after Irish voters overwhelmingly supported same-sex marriage

Pope Francis gestures as he greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter Pope, in interview, says he hasn't watched TV since 1990
May 26 2015
Pope Francis said he wants to be remembered as “a good person who tried to do good. I cannot ask for anything more than that.”

Pope Francis blesses a server with holy water as he celebrates Pentecost Mass in St. Peter Holy Spirit leads to truth, renews the earth, emboldens, pope says
May 25 2015
The power of the Holy Spirit transforms people into bold witnesses of the Gospel, Pope Francis says.

Blessed Romero 'another brilliant star' belonging to church of Americas
May 23 2015
The Catholic Church beatified slain Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador May 23.

Abundance of media connects people far and wide to Romero beatification
May 23 2015
The use of modern media to move and consume news of the beatification of Oscar Romero might be a fitting tribute to the Salvadoran archbishop.

Vibrant stories bring New York Catholicism to life
May 22 2015
Lifelong New York Catholic Patrick McNamara has written a tribute to the uniqueness and vitality of a most distinctive Catholic milieu.

Look of love: Jesus’ gaze will change your life, pope says
May 22 2015
The gaze of Jesus can change a person’s life just like it did with St. Peter, Pope Francis said.

In El Salvador, women who miscarry can end up charged with abortion
May 20 2015
Guadalupe Vasquez is one of many women who have experienced the consequences of strong anti-abortion laws in El Salvador.

‘Positio’ for Father Peyton’s cause now with Vatican congregation
May 20 2015
Presentation of the “positio,” or official position paper, on the life and holiness of Father Patrick Peyton to a Vatican congregation is the latest step in the sainthood cause of the Holy Cross priest.