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At New Year’s Mass, Maine bishop says religious prejudice cannot be tolerated

PORTLAND, Maine (CNS) — Bishop Robert P. Deeley of Portland Maine, called for the country to continue working to end “any form of religious prejudice” during a New Year’s Day Mass.

Common climate crisis: Regional Church networks tackle shared problems

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Deforestation, land grabbing and climate change — life-and-death issues raised at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon — also are wreaking havoc in Central America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific islands.

Throwback: Packed arena hears a message of love from Mother Teresa

As we celebrate the feast day of St. Teresa of Calcutta, we’d like to share with you this archived article of people’s reactions to her historic visit to Phoenix Feb. 1-2, 1989.

Did Apollo 11 mission make Orlando’s founding bishop the bishop of moon?

The Orlando Diocese was established a year before the moon landing and serves the county whose area code is 321, as in "3-2-1 liftoff."

Greek Orthodox, Catholic leaders look at goodwill Churches share

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic and Greek Orthodox clergy hope to continue on a path of collaboration between their two Churches with the momentum from the June 22 enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.

Catholics join faith leaders gathered to remember child deaths at border

Sr. Lucey asked those gathered to pray so that lawmakers would see the migrants "as human beings who need protection" and in them see "their children, their grandchildren."

Sri Lanka’s U.N. mission hosts memorial service for victims of attacks

NEW YORK (CNS) — All Sri Lankans “are going through one of the saddest and most devastating periods of our history,” Fr. Nalaka Silva told those gathered at an evening interfaith memorial service April 24 in New York for the victims and all people affected by the Easter terrorist attacks.

Fr. Stanley Rother: the first US-born martyr

OKLAHOMA CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who served in Guatemala, making him the first martyr to have been born in the United States.

Shimon Peres, known for efforts to achieve peace, dies at 93

JERUSALEM (CNS) — One of the last ceremonies in which former Israeli President Shimon Peres participated as a public figure took place in the Vatican Gardens in June 2014, the last month of his presidency. Along with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, he planted an olive tree at the invitation of Pope Francis.

God is mercy: Holy Year affirms belief Christians, Muslims, Jews share

In his official proclamation of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis noted that the Christian profession of faith in God's mercy "relates us to Judaism and Islam, both of which consider mercy to be one of God's most important attributes."