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  • Pope praises Rome’s first interreligious half-marathon

    Pope praises Rome’s first interreligious half-marathon

    Priests, nuns, the differently-abled, refugees and parents pushing kids in strollers were just some of those who took part in an interfaith half-marathon in Rome on Sunday. Some 200 members of the city’s grand mosque participated, as well as members of the Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu and Bahai communities

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  • Governing requires prayer, wisdom, counsel, pope says

    Governing requires prayer, wisdom, counsel, pope says

    During his daily Mass, Pope Francis said praying for politicians and those who lead is important “because it is the prayer for the common good of the people who are entrusted to him.” Leaders also must pray and ask the Lord for wisdom so that they find their true strength in God and in the people and not “in small groups or in myself.”

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  • UN says hunger on the rise for first time in a decade

    UN says hunger on the rise for first time in a decade

    After a report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization found that global hunger is increasing for the first time in a decade, Monsignor Fernando Chica, the Holy See’s observer to the UN agency, called the results a “defeat for humanity,” and said the findings represent a global “call to solidarity.”

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  • Pope Francis: God’s love is shown in his forgiveness of our sins

    Pope Francis: God’s love is shown in his forgiveness of our sins

    In his Angelus address, Pope Francis reflected on the day’s Gospel reading from Matthew, where St. Peter asks Christ: “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive? As many as seven times?” But Christ’s response is that we must forgive seven times seventy times, “that is to say always. You always have to forgive,” the pope said.

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  • Australian bishop on same-sex marriage: Listen to ‘signs of the times’

    Australian bishop on same-sex marriage: Listen to ‘signs of the times’

    Although most Australian bishops are urging a “no” vote on an upcoming national plebiscite regarding gay marriage, two prelates are singing outside the chorus. Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen of Parramatta says the vote “should be an opportunity for us to witness to our deep commitment to the ideal of Christian marriage … but it should also be an opportunity for us to listen to what the Spirit is saying through the signs of the times.”

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  • After dramatic papal threat, Nigerian diocese remains badly split

    After dramatic papal threat, Nigerian diocese remains badly split

    In an extremely complicated dispute in the Nigerian Diocese of Ahaira, even a papal threat to suspend every last priest there doesn’t seem to have stopped the infighting over the controversial appointment of a new bishop five years ago. The two sides remain bitterly divided, accusing one another of being “satanic” and “corrupt,” and right now it’s not even clear the new bishop can set foot in the diocese.

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