Pope Francis to visit U.S. in 2015, archbishop says
July 25, 2014

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year.

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Border Patrol balances safety, humanity
July 24, 2014

Along Arizona's border with Mexico, Border Patrol agents have a keen eye for spotting signs of people on the move in one of the agency's busiest regions.

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Jerusalem patriarch: Don't punish all Gaza Palestinians because of Hamas
July 23, 2014

It is impossible for Israeli military to target Hamas missiles without hitting civilians in the Gaza Strip, said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.

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Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul
July 21, 2014

As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace.

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Catholic leaders urge compassion toward migrant children
July 21, 2014

Catholic leaders urged government officials toward humanitarian responses to a surge of children and families crossing the U.S. border from Central America by addressing both the current crisis and its root causes.

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Australian nun among those killed in plane crash in Ukraine
July 18, 2014

Though exactly what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 remained unclear, Pope Francis offered prayers for the 298 passengers and crew members who died when it came down in eastern Ukraine.

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Gaza civilians seek aid during cease-fire
July 17, 2014

Civilians in Gaza used a brief cease-fire to replenish scarce supplies and, if able, leave the city, church representatives said.

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Voters in two states to consider legalizing recreational pot in 2014
July 15, 2014

As marijuana becomes legal in a growing number of states for either recreational or medical purposes, concerns are being raised about the drug too easily ending up in the hands of youth.

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