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National / International News

No one is excluded from the mercy of God, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians are called to work together in order to be a visible sign that God's mercy excludes no one, Pope Francis said during his general audience Jan. 20.

Abortion number, rate both down, says 'State of Abortion' report

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Both the number of abortions and the rate of abortion is dropping, according to figures released in the third annual "State of Abortion in America" report issued by the National Right to Life Committee.

Pope to teens: Don't fall for hate, fearmongers; find nice friends

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Don't fall for hate and fearmongering from others; make new friends instead and always help and show concern for others, Pope Francis told the world's teens.