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    TORONTO (CNS) -- Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins called for special prayers after a van jumped a curb and killed at least 10 people on a busy Toronto street. Although officials said the April 23 incident did not appear to be terrorism, they said it ...

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  • Toronto cardinal calls for prayers after van kills at least 10

    TORONTO (CNS) -- Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins called for special prayers after a van jumped a curb and killed at least 10 people on a busy Toronto street. Although officials said the April 23 incident did not appear to be terrorism, they said it ...

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  • Villanova conference examines how Pope Francis charts church's path

    PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Pope Francis' five-year pontificate has not only had a broad impact on the Catholic Church, but it has also had widespread implications across human society, said speakers at a recent Villanova University conference. Catholic prelates, ...

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  • Raise a cone: Rome's poor celebrate pope's name day with gelato

    ROME (CNS) -- Cones raised in the air, the crowd gathered for dinner at the Sant'Egidio Community's soup kitchen toasted Pope Francis on his name day, the feast of St. George. The gelato was offered by the pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as part of ...

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  • Spanish Catholic leaders welcome ETA statement on ending violence

    MADRID (CNS) -- Spanish church leaders welcomed a statement by the Basque separatist organization, ETA, apologizing to its victims and declaring an end to its armed struggle. The ETA statement, published in Basque newspapers April 20, said it regretted ...

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Toronto cardinal calls for prayers after van kills at least 10


TORONTO (CNS) -- Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins called for special prayers after a van jumped a curb and killed at least 10 people on a busy Toronto street. Although officials said the April 23 incident did not appear to be terrorism, they said it did appear to be deliberate. Cabinet members from leading industrialized nations were meeting in Toronto in preparation for a G-7 summit in Quebec in June.

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Raise a cone: Rome's poor celebrate pope's name day with gelato


ROME (CNS) -- Cones raised in the air, the crowd gathered for dinner at the Sant'Egidio Community's soup kitchen toasted Pope Francis on his name day, the feast of St. George. The gelato was offered by the pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as part of his name day celebration April 23. He provided 3,000 servings of ice cream -- mostly vanilla cones with chocolate and nuts on top, but also a few pistachio cones and a couple strawberry ones -- to soup kitchens and homeless shelters around Rome.

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Former nanny files suit against 'buffer zone' around U.K. abortion clinic


MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- A former nanny has announced she will launch a legal challenge to quash the first "buffer zone" around a U.K. abortion clinic. The 100-meter exclusion zone around the Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, a section of London, took effect April 23. It means that anyone who prays openly, hands out pro-life literature or approaches clients of the clinic within the zone will be committing a crime.

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Spanish Catholic leaders welcome ETA statement on ending violence


MADRID (CNS) -- Spanish church leaders welcomed a statement by the Basque separatist organization, ETA, apologizing to its victims and declaring an end to its armed struggle. The ETA statement, published in Basque newspapers April 20, said it regretted the harm caused by its violent campaign for an independent homeland.

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