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While many foreigners have fled the fighting in South Sudan, an international group of Catholic volunteers has remained at the side of the people they came to serve.
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Pope Francis has decided to limit the honour of "monsignor" among diocesan priests and grant it from now on only to those at least 65 years of age.
Pope Francis has pledged a donation of almost $5 million to help pay part of the debt incurred by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day, said the local organizing committee.
Pope Francis said he has ordered a revision of what he called outdated Vatican norms on the relations between religious orders and local bishops, in order to promote greater appreciation of the orders' distinctive missions.
Bishops in dioceses that front Manila Bay have asked the government to scrap plans for a 94,000-acre reclamation project.
Just as people must never ignore the plight of today's immigrants and refugees, they must also remember today's "hidden exiles" – the elderly and other relatives who are forgotten by their own families, Pope Francis said.
When Father Fabian Baez booked his trip to Rome, he didn't have an appointment to meet with the pope, so he gave himself ample time in the Eternal City to be able to arrange some way to see him.
Pope Francis issued a decree declaring one of his favourite Jesuits, Blessed Peter Faber, a saint.
Pope Francis baptized 32 children in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Jan. 12.
The Second Vatican Council was, at its heart, a missionary council. Pope John XXIII had convoked the council, among other reasons, to discuss how to present the Church's teaching more effectively to the modern world.