Trump visits shrine on anniversary of St. John Paul II visit to Poland

President Trump and Melania Trump pose near a statue of St. John Paul II.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington June 2 before he signed an executive order back at the White House to expand U.S. support for international religious freedom efforts.


Bishops 'sickened' by Floyd's death, urge racism be met 'head-on'

Protesters in Minneapolis gather at the scene May 27, 2020, where George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck before later dying in hospital May 25.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic bishops said May 29 they "are broken-hearted, sickened and outraged to watch another video of an African American man being killed before our very eyes."


Pope clears way for beatification of Knights of Columbus founder

Jeffrey Rentegrado leads the rosary with other members of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines alongside a portrait of the Knights' founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, in 2019.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, clearing the way for his beatification.


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