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Fans remember Miami Marlins pitcher with parade, prayers at Cuban shrine
Sep 30 2016
Miami Marlins baseball fans planned to honor Jose Fernandez with prayers at the Cuban shrine and a public parade Sept. 28.

Shimon Peres, known for efforts to achieve peace, dies at 93
Sep 29 2016
One of the last ceremonies in which former Israeli President Shimon Peres participated as a public figure took place in the Vatican Gardens in June 2014.

Pope pleas on behalf of civilians in Aleppo as bombing intensifies
Sep 29 2016
Pope Francis made a forceful appeal for assistance for the thousands of innocent civilians trapped in Aleppo.

Group of Catholic advisers named for Trump's presidential campaign
Sep 27 2016
The Donald Trump campaign announced Sept. 22 that it has formed a group of Catholic leaders to advise him "on those issues and policies important to Catholics and other people of faith in America."

Pope Francis endorses Mexican bishops on family marches
Sep 26 2016
Pope Francis' endorsement of pro-family marches made headlines in Mexico, surprising some.

Fight hatred with love, respect for others, pope tells Nice survivors
Sep 26 2016
Survivors and family members of the victims of the July terrorist attacks in Nice met Pope Francis during a special audience at the Vatican.

Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles
Sep 23 2016
Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints’ Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.

Scholars reaffirm Catholic teaching against artificial birth control
Sep 21 2016
A statement also said that to live out “God’s design for married love,” husbands and wives need “moral family planning methods.

Christians aren't greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says
Sep 21 2016
God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said.

CRS, other NGOs pledge total of $1.2 billion to help world's refugees
Sep 21 2016
65 million people are displaced worldwide, the highest number since World War II, according to the U.N. High Commissioner of Refugees.