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Imitate Jesus' humility during Holy Week, pope says
Imitate Jesus' humility during Holy Week, pope says CNS photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
April 16, 2014

Jesus' resurrection "isn't the happy ending of a beautiful fairytale, it isn't the happy ending of a film," but is the result of the loving intervention of God, who wanted to give humanity hope and salvation, Pope Francis said during his general audience April 16.

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Jesuits across Canada plan to rejoin into a single province
April 16, 2014

Canada's French- and English-speaking Jesuits plan to rejoin into a single Canadian province of the world's largest Catholic religious order of men.

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Jesus 'knows what you are going through,' Cardinal Dolan tells inmates
Jesus 'knows what you are going through,' Cardinal Dolan tells inmates
April 15, 2014

At an upbeat Mass in a maximum security prison, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said Holy Week resonates with inmates, who can relate to Jesus' arrest, captivity and trial.

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Pope's Stations of the Cross meditations focus on hurt and abused
Pope's Stations of the Cross meditations focus on hurt and abused
April 15, 2014

Thousands of pilgrims and millions of television viewers will be asked to reflect April 18 on the wounds afflicting the world today: political stalemate, economic insecurity, substance abuse, torture, selfishness, fear and the despair of failure.

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Priests on front line in Italy's battle against Mafias
Priests on front line in Italy's battle against Mafias
April 15, 2014

Pope Francis' dramatic appearance at a March prayer vigil with the families of Mafia victims, where he said he would plead on bended knee with Mafia bosses to "stop doing evil," has highlighted the Catholic Church's role in combatting Italian organized crime.

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Rights of Somali refugees must be protected, Kenyan religious leaders say
Rights of Somali refugees must be protected, Kenyan religious leaders say
April 15, 2014

Religious leaders called upon the Kenyan government to ensure that a crackdown on undocumented Somali refugees is done with a "human face."

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Colorado bishops urge opposition to 'radical' abortion bill
April 15, 2014

The three Catholic bishops of Colorado sent letters April 14 to state legislators urging opposition to a bill aimed at defining abortion as a fundamental right in the state of Colorado.

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