IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The tears shed by men, women and children around the world each day cry out for mercy, compassion and consolation, Pope Francis said during a special Year of Mercy prayer service for those who weep. “How many tears are shed

IMAGE: CNS photo/SvenHoppe, EPA By BONN, Germany (CNS) — A German cardinal said names of candidates submitted to the Vatican as potential bishops are being vetoed by “unauthorized people” in Rome. “In the name of the law, these unlawful outside influences must be set aside and a proper voice given

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Throughout his pontificate, Pope Francis has been sharing a theology of tears: tears of compassion, compunction and consolation. Although Pope Francis does not mask his emotions in public, he rarely is seen to cry. One obvious exception was in Albania

IMAGE: CNS photo/Sedat Suna, EPA By Simon Caldwell MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has welcomed a U-turn by the British government over the resettlement of child refugees. He said he was “very happy” with a May 4 announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron that the U.K.

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