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Midnight Mass in Mosul

The bells rang out in Mosul for the first time in more than three years when a church in Iraq’s second city opened its doors for Christmas Midnight Mass. Up to the last minute, plans for the service at Mar ...

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Reverencing the Altar at the Liturgy of the Hours

Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: According to the Ceremonial of Bishops, No. 73, when the bishop presides at a solemn celebration of vespers or ...

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Pope on New Year’s Day: Devotion to Mary is a must

Vatican City, Jan 1, 2018 / 03:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the start of the new year, Pope Francis said that having a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary isn’t just something that is nice or good to do, but ...

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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 ...

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Pope: ‘Laying off workers for unclear motives is grave sin’

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has told a group of employees of the Italian branch of the TV platform “Sky” that it is a “very grave sin” to fire employees “as a result of economic operations and unclear negotiations”. He made ...

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With just one place to worship, Somalia is a dangerous place for Christians

Djibouti, Djibouti, Oct 25, 2016 / 12:03 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- “Even if work has to be done silently, it is better to be here than not be here.” These are the words of Bishop Giorgio Bertin, ...

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Pope Francis tells Jesuits the Church needs them

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday paid a visit to the 36th Jesuit General Congregation taking place in Rome. He addressed his Jesuit brothers – who elected the new Jesuit Superior General, Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, during this General Congregation ...

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Christian girls who barely escaped ISIS credit Mary for their safety

Kirkuk, Iraq, Oct 23, 2016 / 12:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Seven young women in Kirkuk credit the Virgin Mary for their safety after spending a harrowing eight hours hidden underneath beds while Islamic State group fighters used their room as ...

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‘Confess-a-thon’ returns to Colombian mall, draws 120 priests

Bogotá, Colombia, Oct 22, 2016 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For two days this week, a shopping mall in Bogota, Colombia was transformed into a “Confess-a-thon,” as 120 priests administered the Sacrament of Reconciliation to shoppers and those passing by. ...

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Audience for the Jubilee of Mercy: English summary

(Vatican Radio) In his latest special audience for the Jubilee Year of Mercy on Saturday, Pope Francis spoke on the role of dialogue in bringing God’s merciful love to the world. Addressing the crowds gathered in Saint Peter’s Square, the ...

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