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    Tbilisi, Georgia, Sep 30, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- Pope Francis on his visit to Georgia will find a country where dialogue among Christians is particularly difficult, with cool relations between the Georgian Orthodox Church and the country’s tiny Catholic ...

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  • In Georgia visit, Pope finds a country of Christian tensions

    Tbilisi, Georgia, Sep 30, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- Pope Francis on his visit to Georgia will find a country where dialogue among Christians is particularly difficult, with cool relations between the Georgian Orthodox Church and the country’s tiny Catholic ...

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  • Bishop Conley: You actually don't have to vote for either

    Lincoln, Neb., Sep 30, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- Catholics who can't in good conscience vote for either major presidential candidate are well within their rights to pick a third option, says Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska. Voters need to discern ...

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  • Unity and division: Ecumenical realities on display at papal Mass

    TBILISI, Georgia (CNS) -- At a papal Mass focused on two female saints, the longing for Christian unity and the painful reality of Christian division were strong undertones. Celebrating Mass Oct. 1, the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, Pope Francis ...

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  • With Chaldean Catholics, pope prays for peace in Syria, Iraq

    TBILISI, Georgia (CNS) -- At a brief prayer service with Chaldean Catholics in Georgia, Pope Francis pleaded with God to grant peace to persecuted Christians and the victims of war, especially in Syria and Iraq. With 300 people squeezed into the small ...

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Unity and division: Ecumenical realities on display at papal Mass


TBILISI, Georgia (CNS) -- At a papal Mass focused on two female saints, the longing for Christian unity and the painful reality of Christian division were strong undertones. Celebrating Mass Oct. 1, the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, Pope Francis also praised St. Nino, a woman who evangelized Georgia in the fourth century, is recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church and hailed by the Georgian Orthodox as "equal to the Apostles and the enlightener of Georgia."

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