WASHINGTON – Jesuit Worldwide Learning: Education at the Margins offers a mixture of online and in-person educational opportunities in service of people who have been displaced because of political turmoil, violence and other crises throughout the world.

Pope Francis: Clergy in Middle East must be the 'last among the least'

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VATICAN CITY – Christians in war-torn areas of the Middle East must never be far from priests and bishops in their country so they can feel God's closeness in the midst of suffering, Pope Francis said.

Former attorney professes first vows as cloistered Dominican nun

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MENLO PARK, Calif. – Tara Clemens was an Anchorage, Alaska, attorney, and an evangelical Christian who joined the Catholic Church during her last months of law school.

Norcia monks selling special edition beer to fundraise for earthquake rebuild

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NORCIA, Italy – It was God and beer sales that helped sustain the Benedictine monks of Norcia, and it is God and beer sales that will help them rebuild.

New child protection experts graduate from Rome's Jesuit university

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VATICAN CITY – Before students were presented with their diplomas in safeguarding minors, they each received a logoed mug as a memento of their time in the Centre for Child Protection's intensive program at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Pope, cardinal advisers study 'healthy decentralization' proposals

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis and members of his international Council of Cardinals discussed the possibility of allowing local bishops rather than the Vatican decide on certain matters, including the marriage or priestly ordination of permanent deacons.

Life of priest killed in Iraq for his faith documented in new book

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ROME, Italy – When Fr. Ragheed Aziz Ganni was confronted by armed men after celebrating the Eucharist at his Chaldean Catholic parish in Mosul, they asked him why he was still there and why he hadn't closed the church as they had demanded.

Polish bishops see continuity between Francis and John Paul II’s teaching on family

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KRAKOW, Poland – The pastoral care of families was one of the key areas of discussion for Poland's bishops in their latest plenary assembly, which focused on continuity between the teaching of St. John Paul II and Pope Francis.

Uphold a woman's right to contribute fully to society, Pope says

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VATICAN CITY – The more women are involved in and contribute to communities, politics, economics and the church, the more positive changes will come about, Pope Francis said.

Restorers unveil frescoed chambers in the Catacombs of St. Domitilla

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ROME – Under a mown hayfield, whose dried-out stalks crunch underfoot, lies the four-level labyrinth of the early Christian Catacombs of St. Domitilla.

10 years later, ’Summorum Pontificum’ hailed as instrument of unity

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ROME, Italy – Ten years after Benedict XVI broadened access to the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, the document by which he did so is being hailed as a means of closing the rift of division following liturgical changes made after the Second Vatican Council.