Convocation of Catholic leaders will be historic event, bishops told

From the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Archbishop William E. Lori will lead a 22-person delegation to the convocation.
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Italian police recover stolen relic of St. John Bosco

Inside a copper teapot in a kitchen cupboard, Italian police found the relic of St. John Bosco that had been stolen two weeks earlier from the basilica erected at his birthplace.
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U.S. bishops urged to be vigilant, never complacent, in stopping abuse

Francesco Cesareo, chairman of the National Review Board, urged the U.S. bishops June 14 during their spring meeting in Indianapolis to continue to keep their commitment to stopping clergy sexual abuse and supporting victims of abuse "at the forefront" of their ministry.
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Federal authorities investigating shooting of congressman, others

Federal authorities are investigating a shooting that resulted in injuries for Catholic congressman and Republican Steve Scalise and others when a gunman opened fire on him and the others during a June 14 practice for an annual congressional baseball game. 
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U.S. Catholics join pope in praying for victims of London attacks

U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and severely injured in the latest terrorist attacks in London the night of June 3.
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Catholic organizations decry U.S. decision to abandon climate accord

Catholic leaders said President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement snubs the needs of impoverished people around the world and eschews responsibility to begin addressing the causes of global warming.
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At Memorial Mass, completion of inquiry into life of beloved Vietnam-era chaplain announced

Archbishop Broglio has called Father Capodanno, who died in Vietnam Sept. 4,1967, one of the "great priest chaplains."
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Attack on Christians in southern Egypt leaves at least 26 dead

The attack marked the latest in a series of deadly attacks on Coptic Christians, whose church was founded by St. Mark the Apostle in the first century.
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Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law

Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern Philippine city of Marawi May 23.
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Notre Dame students plan walkout during Pence’s commencement address

A student activist coalition at the University of Notre Dame that opposes Vice President Mike Pence as this year’s commencement speaker called for students to walk out of the May 21 ceremony when he begins his address.
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Panel: When community tensions erupt, faith can help diffuse violence

Catholics and many other faith communities helped the affected areas of the city reconstruct and attempt a path toward healing, Archbishop Lori said.
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Pope Francis to meet Trump at Vatican May 24

President Donald Trump will visit the Vatican and meet with Pope Francis May 24 as part of his first foreign trip as president.
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