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Rise in immigration makes us missionaries at home, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2017 / 11:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking at a meeting of European bishops on Friday, Pope Francis said that the mass arrival of migrants and refugees may have its challenges, but also gives us the opportunity to be missionaries – even without leaving […]

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In Rome, a new generation of Benedict XVI scholars is on the rise

Rome, Italy, Mar 2, 2017 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The theological legacy of Benedict XVI continues, four years after his pontificate came to an end. A group of graduate students has gathered around the Ratzinger Foundation to further their studies and discussions on the thought of […]

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With rise in extremist threat, Pope assures Nigerian bishops of his closeness

Jos, Nigeria, Mar 18, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has sent a letter to the bishops of Nigeria telling them not to be discouraged by problems caused by an increase of extremist violence in the country, and said he prays for them every day. […]

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Indians rise up to defend Mother Teresa’s legacy after attack by Hindu leader

New Delhi, India, Feb 26, 2015 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Indians from all walks of life and religions have joined to condemn allegations made against Bl. Teresa of Calcutta by a fundamentalist Hindu leader charging that her sole objective in helping the poor was converting them […]

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Rise of racism, exclusion in Europe prompts call for action

Rome, Italy, Feb 20, 2015 / 12:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Church representatives across Europe cautioned Wednesday against a rise in xenophobic attitudes toward minorities and urged political leaders to stop pinning blame, and start promoting human values. “Simple slogans and cheap propaganda at the expense of immigrants […]

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Iraqi Christians say there’s no going home after rise of Islamic State

Amman, Jordan, Jan 7, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians lived in Iraq for nearly two thousand years, but the violent rise of the Islamic State has convinced many Christian refugees they must forever leave their homeland. “No, we will never go back,” Taif Hanna, an […]

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Exorcisms on the rise: Occult activity sparks ‘pastoral emergency’

Rome, Italy, Nov 6, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic experts say occult activity and the resulting need for exorcisms has reached a critical level. Just prior to the season of all things supernatural, the International Association of Exorcists (AIE) met for their 12th annual conference […]

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