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National / International News

Seek out signs God offers everyone for finding Jesus, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Go out and seek the signs God is offering everyone today that will lead to Christ, Pope Francis said.

Canada on track to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees, says ambassador

AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — As a cautious world rang in the new year with concerns over terrorism and security, Catholics in Canada continued to welcome Syrian refugees to their newly adopted homeland.

God's mercy knows 'no limits,' frees people from despair, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God's ability to forgive "knows no limits" as his mercy frees people from bitterness and despair, Pope Francis said. "The Church's forgiveness must be every bit as broad as that offered by Jesus on the cross and by Mary at his feet. There is no other way," he said after opening the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Mary Major Jan. 1, the feast of Mary, Mother of God, and the World Day of Prayer for Peace.