IMAGE: CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters By Richard Meek BATON ROUGE, La. (CNS) — Water lapped at the heels of Father Michael Galea, steady rain an arduous reminder of Mother Nature’s unfinished business. With a sadness in his voice, Father Galea, pastor at Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant, estimated that
Pope Francis is seen holding his rosary during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 24. Pope Francis put aside his prepared remarks and led a recitation of the rosary for Italy's earthquake victims. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via EPA) See POPE-AUDIENCE-ITALY-QUAKE Aug. 24, 2016. Editor's note: For editorial use only.

IMAGE: CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via EPA By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After a strong earthquake struck central Italy and with the early news reporting many deaths and serious damage, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience Aug. 24 into a prayer service. While the pope and some 11,000

IMAGE: CNS photo/Robert Duncan By Cindy Wooden ROME (CNS) — Blessed Teresa of Kolkata was a woman who truly felt wed to Jesus, and the freedom she experienced in loving him led her to radical poverty, a courageous outreach and an immense love for the poor, said the superior general

By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When nonviolence is the basic approach of political decisions and public policy, it promotes the restoration and consolidation of peace, the Vatican said. In his message for the Jan. 1 celebration of World Peace Day, Pope Francis will offer reflections on the

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