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From the monthly archives: January, 2014

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Some religious vow to stay in S. Sudan

January 20, 2014

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 limits 'monsignor' title for diocesan priests

January 20, 2014

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.

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Pope helps bail out Rio World Youth Day

January 20, 2014

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.

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Revise rules affecting orders, dioceses – pope

January 20, 2014

Pope Francis said he has ordered a revision of what he called outdated Vatican norms on the relations between religious orders and local bishops, in order to promote greater appreciation of the orders' distinctive missions.

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Manila bishops oppose land reclamation project

January 20, 2014

Bishops in dioceses that front Manila Bay have asked the government to scrap plans for a 94,000-acre reclamation project.

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Forgotten elderly are exiles, says pope

January 20, 2014

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.

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Priest hitched ride in popemobile

Fr. Fabian Baez

January 20, 2014

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.

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Early Jesuit wins canonization nod

St. Peter Faber

January 20, 2014

Pope Francis issued a decree declaring one of his favourite Jesuits, Blessed Peter Faber, a saint.

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Papal Baptism

January 20, 2014

Pope Francis baptized 32 children in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Jan. 12.

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Council updates approach to missions

January 20, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

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.

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