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Pope: U.S., North Korea need diplomatic solution to escalating tensions

A diplomatic solution must be found to the escalating tension between North Korea and the United States, Pope Francis told journalists.
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Pope, Coptic patriarch honor martyrs, urge unity for peace

Pope Francis and Pope Tawadros walked in a short procession to the Church of St. Peter, where 29 people died and 31 were wounded Dec. 11.
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Georgetown University, Jesuits apologize for roles in sale of slaves

More than 100 descendants attended a morning "Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope" that the university created in partnership with descendants, the Archdiocese of Washington and the Society of Jesus in the United States.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Baltimore has special connection to popularizing devotion to the Infant of Prague

PRAGUE – Kneeling silently before the 18-inch high statue of the Infant of Prague May 25, Maureen Stansell seemed awed and overjoyed.
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Cardinal Turkson says African Catholics have numbers, but faith must mature

"It is true that the church in Africa is thriving," Cardinal Turkson said. "But we also have had a certain type of catechesis that is not too deep. Traditional cultures and values are not too radically transformed by the values of the Gospel. We need a more deeply rooted experience of conversion."
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