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National / International News

How Pope Francis thinks we can strengthen marriage prep

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Among the less-noticed passages of Pope Francis’ new exhortation was a lengthy section on marriage preparation, a subject that the pontiff has repeatedly spoken on, calling for additional focus at the diocesan and parish levels.

Young nun, postulants among hundreds of Ecuador earthquake victims

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Six members of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother, including a young nun from Northern Ireland, are among the dead in the strongest earthquake to strike Ecuador since 1979.

Trip to Greece is humanitarian, not political, Vatican spokesman says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In a "humanitarian and ecumenical gesture," not a political one, Pope Francis was to join Orthodox leaders in personally meeting with hundreds of refugees and migrants stranded in Greece, the Vatican spokesman said.