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Pope says a 'good Easter' requires making Jesus' passion one's own

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For a "good Easter," Christians must do more than simply recall the passion of Jesus during Holy Week; they must "enter into the mystery" of the Easter Triduum and make Jesus' feelings and attitudes their own, Pope Francis said.

Faith leaders call on U.S. to halt 'inhumane' family detention policy

DILLEY, Texas (CNS) -- Five Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran bishops traveled to the Dilley Detention Center in south Texas March 27 and visited with families -- young mothers with children from Central America -- who are being detained there.

Imitate Jesus' humility and service, pope says at Palm Sunday Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- From modern-day martyrs to those who quietly care for the sick or elderly, Pope Francis remembered all those who "sacrifice themselves daily," following Jesus in serving others and giving witness to the Gospel.