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  • Melania Trump visits children’s hospital; Ivanka meets trafficking victims

    Melania Trump visits children’s hospital; Ivanka meets trafficking victims

    First lady Melania Trump told the children of the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital to “Stay strong and positive” during a visit after President Donald Trump’s and her meeting with Pope Francis. Meanwhile, first daughter Ivanka Trump praised the “strength, faith, and perseverance” of human trafficking victims during a visit to a Rome-based center which works with refugees.

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  • Ivanka Trump to meet Sant’Egidio on anti-trafficking efforts

    Ivanka Trump to meet Sant’Egidio on anti-trafficking efforts

    While in Rome with her father, Ivanka Trump is scheduled to meet with the Community of Sant’Egidio, one of the “new movements” in the Catholic Church, to discuss efforts to combat human trafficking. As part of that session, Ivanka will meet several female victims of trafficking. It’s an issue on which the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and Sant’Egidio have long collaborated.

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  • Church cautious on charges that migrant care has become a racket

    Church cautious on charges that migrant care has become a racket

    So far, the Catholic Church in Italy and the Vatican are taking a cautious stance on a burgeoning scandal involving charges that NGOs are hauling migrants excessive distances to bring them to Italian ports, in order to cash in on public funding for their care. Some believe what’s happening is a racket, but other Catholic voices defend the NGOs and hail their humanitarian commitment.

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  • New martyrs whose deaths meet the old test of ‘hatred of the faith’

    New martyrs whose deaths meet the old test of ‘hatred of the faith’

    Pope Francis is set to visit Rome’s Church of St. Bartholomew on Saturday to shine a spotlight on the Church’s new martyrs. Yesterday, Crux presented a sampling of new martyrs killed ‘in odium amoris,’ or ‘hatred of love’; today, we look at several new martyrs whose deaths seem to meet the classic test of being killed ‘in odium fidei,’ or ‘hatred of the faith.’

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  • Killed for love: How new martyrs showcase new kind of martyrdom

    Killed for love: How new martyrs showcase new kind of martyrdom

    Pope Francis will visit the Church of San Bartolomeo on Rome’s Tiber Island on Saturday in order to celebrate the memory of the Church’s contemporary martyrs. Although the total number of Christians killed each year for reasons linked to their faith is staggering, here’s a sampling of some of those who were killed in what St. John Paul II called ‘odium amoris,’ meaning ‘hatred of love.’

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  • Chicago’s new cardinal seals bond with Rome’s island parish

    Chicago’s new cardinal seals bond with Rome’s island parish

    “The image of an island is a very beautiful one,” said Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich in taking possession of his church on Rome’s Tiber island. “It is a place of refuge from waters that are turbulent, a refuge for those people who have the courage to approach it from any side…it is a significant reminder to us that the church should be open to people coming to it from all sides.”

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