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  • After Trump, Pope Francis tackled the Balkans on Friday

    After Trump, Pope Francis tackled the Balkans on Friday

    Some forty-eight hours ago, a meeting between Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump made global headlines. On Friday, Francis received the heads of state of two Balkan nations, Bulgaria and Macedonia, and almost no one noticed. Yet from the pontiff’s point of view, there’s good reason to think these sessions were every bit as important.

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  • Before proclaiming martyrs, the waiting game is needed

    Before proclaiming martyrs, the waiting game is needed

    Many of those killed in attacks targeting Christians were simply going about their daily affairs when the bomb went off, or the mob arrived. Some of them professed their faith, or at least did not deny it, before death, while others died without even knowing what was happening to them. Before the Church proclaims them all martyrs, the Church needs time to permit a fuller picture of the candidate to emerge. Waiving the mandatory five-year waiting period before opening a cause for canonization makes it harder to do that.

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  • Priest who met three saints named auxiliary bishop of Seattle

    Priest who met three saints named auxiliary bishop of Seattle

    Msgr. Daniel H. Mueggenborg – who has met St. John Paul II, St. Teresa of Calcutta, Fr. Stanley Rother, the first recognized martyr to have been born in the United States – has been named an auxiliary bishop in Seattle. He is the second priest from the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma to be appointed bishop recently, after Oklahoma native Msgr. Peter Wells was made an archbishop in 2016.

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