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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Last Friday and Saturday was the V Encuentro Virtual Diocesan In-Service gathering. Since many dioceses have been unable to hold their Diocesan In-Services, the sixth and final milestone of the V Encuentro process, this national gathering was organized to allow dioceses to connect and then break up into diocesan delegations for discussion.

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This week's edition » National News

Those who accompany the dying inspired by 'Samaritanus bonus'


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Much attention was given to church teaching on assisted suicide and euthanasia when the Vatican released its Sept. 22 letter "'Samaritanus bonus,' on the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life," but Sister Maureen Weiss focused on the document's guidance on accompanying the dying, a key component to her vocation.

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This week's edition » International News

Vatican extends provisional agreement with China on naming bishops


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican and the Chinese government will extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops. As the initial agreement expired Oct. 22, the two sides "have agreed to extend the experimental implementation phase of the provisional agreement for another two years," the Vatican said in a communique the same day.

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Pope reconfirms Cardinal O'Malley to Council of Cardinals


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has reconfirmed Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley to serve for another term at his Council of Cardinals and named Italian Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, current secretary of the Council, to be the new prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes.

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