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    JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Following his official welcome to Jerusalem by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, U.S. President Donald Trump began his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher ...

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  • Be prophets of joy, not misfortune, pope tells nuns

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Consecrated women are called to be prophets of hope and joy in the world and avoid putting on a superficial joy that withers the soul, Pope Francis said. In order to live out the joy of the Gospel, "it must be a true joy, not ...

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  • Irish president gives Pope Francis symbolic 'climate bell'

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Irish President Michael D. Higgins presented Pope Francis with a unique gift that symbolizes the call to protect creation. Following a private 15-minute meeting May 22 at the Apostolic Palace, Higgins presented the pope with a ...

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Be prophets of joy, not misfortune, pope tells nuns


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Consecrated women are called to be prophets of hope and joy in the world and avoid putting on a superficial joy that withers the soul, Pope Francis said. In order to live out the joy of the Gospel, "it must be a true joy, not a counterfeit joy" that brings about "the cancer of resignation," the pope told a group from the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master.

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Irish president gives Pope Francis symbolic 'climate bell'


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Irish President Michael D. Higgins presented Pope Francis with a unique gift that symbolizes the call to protect creation. Following a private 15-minute meeting May 22 at the Apostolic Palace, Higgins presented the pope with a gold and white "climate bell."

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