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China’s president seeks more control over religion

Beijing, China, Oct 25, 2017 / 05:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Xi Jinping of China announced this week that he wants to tighten Beijing’s strict government controls on religion in the communist country. In a speech this week during the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party […]

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Pope and Peruvian president discuss Venezuela, upcoming papal visit

Vatican City, Sep 24, 2017 / 06:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Friday to discuss the country’s fight against poverty, the crisis in Venezuela and the Pope's upcoming visit, among other topics. President Kuczynski, described the meeting to journalists at […]

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Archbishop Gomez prods President Trump to change DACA position

Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 29, 2017 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump’s promise to treat undocumented minors with “great heart” needs to be reflected in policy that gives them legal protection, not deportation, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has said. “They did not make […]

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Pope Francis and Lebanese president talk Syrian war

Vatican City, Mar 16, 2017 / 11:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With the 6th anniversary of the start of the Syrian war as backdrop this week, Pope Francis met Thursday morning with the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun. Their discussion centered on the large number of Syrian refugees […]

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Amid Venezuela protests, Catholic Church backs recall of president

Caracas, Venezuela, Sep 2, 2016 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Venezuela’s government is suffering from a “chronic” hearing disorder in face of the suffering of the people, charged Archbishop Diego Padrón Sánchez of Cumaná, president of the Venezuelan bishops' conference. He emphasized the peaceful and democratic character […]

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Pope Francis receives Singapore’s president at the Vatican

Vatican City, May 28, 2016 / 06:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, Pope Francis met with the president of the Republic of Singapore, marking 35 years of diplomatic relations between the Southeast Asian country and the Holy See, and the first ever state visit by a Singaporean […]

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Pope Francis to Israeli president: ‘the challenge is to unite’

Vatican City, Sep 4, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis held an audience with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin on Thursday, where they exchanged gifts and discussed efforts to secure peace and to address the plight of Middle East Christians.   Pope Francis gave the Israeli […]

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Pope Francis meets with Argentina’s president, and sends a present home

Vatican City, Jun 8, 2015 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday met with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the president of his native country. She assured the Roman Pontiff of the affection and closeness of his fellow Argentines and asked for his blessing on their […]

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CRS vice president in same-sex civil marriage steps down

Baltimore, Md., Jun 3, 2015 / 12:29 pm (CNA).- Amid the resignation of a vice presidential employee in a same-sex civil marriage, Catholic Relief Services reiterated its commitment to both Catholic identity and respect for all people as children of God. Catholic Relief Services employee Rick Estridge […]

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Palestinian president may visit Vatican a second time for canonization Mass

Jerusalem, Israel, Mar 26, 2015 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly a year since taking part in a prayer for Middle East peace in the Vatican Gardens, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has been invited to the Vatican a second time, for the canonization Mass of two Palestinians. […]

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