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Pope calls for global defense of Christians facing persecution

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis condemned the "absurd violence" being used against Christians in several countries and called on people of good will everywhere to take up the cause of religious freedom.


Priest who had celebrated Latin Mass in diocese critically injured in Phoenix parish

Father Joseph Terra, FSSP, 56, was critically injured during a burglary at Mater Misericordia Mission Parish in Phoenix, where he is currently assigned.


Fort Worth pilgrims express joy at attending canonization of Popes John XXIII, John Paul II

Pat---Rome-Pic-BUTTON.jpgIn a historic moment in the 2,000 years of the Catholic Church Sunday, two popes were canonized by Pope Francis with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI looking on, as did more than a million faithful who packed not only St. Peter’s Square but the streets and plazas stretching back into central Rome.