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    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Praying is not like taking an aspirin, something one does just to feel a little better, Pope Francis told thousands of members of Padre Pio Prayer Groups from around the world. Prayer is not a business negotiation with God, either, ...

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  • Open God's heart with prayer, pope tells Padre Pio Prayer Groups

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Praying is not like taking an aspirin, something one does just to feel a little better, Pope Francis told thousands of members of Padre Pio Prayer Groups from around the world. Prayer is not a business negotiation with God, either, ...

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  • Orthodox say pope-patriarch meeting not an 'all-clear' sign

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Russian Orthodox officials said the planned meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow is not a signal that decades of tension have been resolved, but emphasizes the need to work together on behalf of persecuted ...

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  • What Catholics are doing about Flint's water scandal

    Flint, Mich. (CNA/EWTN News) --"It all started before Christmas. We knew something was wrong with the water." Vicky Schultz is president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties, headquartered in Flint, Mich. In a recent interview, ...

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European bishops welcome EU classification of Islamic State 'genocide'


MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- A European bishops' commission has welcomed a move by the European Parliament to classify atrocities and religious cleansing by the Islamic State as genocide. Father Patrick Daly, general secretary of COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops' Conference of the European Community, said the designation represented progress in halting the persecution of Christians and other minorities in Syria and Iraq.

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Orthodox say pope-patriarch meeting not an 'all-clear' sign


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Russian Orthodox officials said the planned meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow is not a signal that decades of tension have been resolved, but emphasizes the need to work together on behalf of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

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Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in Cuba, Vatican announces


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After almost three decades of tense Catholic-Russian Orthodox relations, Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill of Moscow Feb. 12 in Cuba on the pope's way to Mexico. It will be the first-ever meeting of a pope and Moscow patriarch, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, told reporters Feb. 5.

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What Catholics are doing about Flint's water scandal


Flint, Mich. (CNA/EWTN News) --"It all started before Christmas. We knew something was wrong with the water." Vicky Schultz is president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties, headquartered in Flint, Mich. In a recent interview, she recounted the development of the city's public health crisis over the last two years.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


As I left off last week, we were about to take part in the March for Life. Although, because of the snowstorm, the Witness to Life Pilgrimage led by Father Matt Williams had to cancel their trip for many of our young people, I was very gratified that we still had many busloads of people able to come to the March for Life as well as our seminarians from St. John's Seminary and Redemptoris Mater Seminary.

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