Churches in Europe reopening with restrictions to avoid contagion
Limburg Bishop Georg Batzing, president of the German bishops' conference, celebrates one of the first public services in the Basilica of Our Lady in Kevelaer May 1, 2020, as churches began reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Gottfried Bohl, KNA) See COVID-EUROPE-CHURCH May 8, 2020.

Churches in Europe reopening with restrictions to avoid contagion

Limburg Bishop Georg Batzing, president of the German bishops' conference, celebrates one of the first public services in the Basilica of Our Lady in Kevelaer May 1, 2020, as churches…

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Like a good neighbor: Post-pandemic solidarity means buying local
Vendors sell produce in the open-air San Cosimato market in Rome's Trastevere neighborhood May 8, 2020. Many of the stall owners are struggling after weeks of a government-ordered lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (CNS photo/Cindy Wooden) See COVID-BUSINESS-SOLIDARITY May 8, 2020.

Like a good neighbor: Post-pandemic solidarity means buying local

Vendors sell produce in the open-air San Cosimato market in Rome's Trastevere neighborhood May 8, 2020. Many of the stall owners are struggling after weeks of a government-ordered lockdown to…

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German church leaders recall end of WWII, urge commitment to peace
Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, council president of the Protestant Church in Germany, and Limburg Bishop Georg Batzing, president of the German bishops' conference, lead a service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II at the Berlin cathedral May 8, 2020. (CNS photo/Christian Ditsch, epd pool via Reuters) See WWII-GERMANY-CHURCHES May 8, 2020.

German church leaders recall end of WWII, urge commitment to peace

Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, council president of the Protestant Church in Germany, and Limburg Bishop Georg Batzing, president of the German bishops' conference, lead a service to commemorate the 75th anniversary…

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U.S. Catholic schools move to avert fiscal disaster amid pandemic
Students at St. Mary of the Purification Montessori School in Houston walk by a statue of St. Martin de Porres in this 2019 photo. U.S. Catholic schools are moving to avert fiscal disaster amid the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/James Ramos, Texas Catholic Herald) See CATHOLIC-SCHOOLS-FINANCES May 6, 2020.

U.S. Catholic schools move to avert fiscal disaster amid pandemic

Students at St. Mary of the Purification Montessori School in Houston walk by a statue of St. Martin de Porres in this 2019 photo. U.S. Catholic schools are moving to…

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Update: Social justice leaders urge cardinal to step back from praise of Trump
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan is seen in this 2018 file photo at the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See JUSTICE-LETTER-DOLAN-POLITICS May 4, 2020.

Update: Social justice leaders urge cardinal to step back from praise of Trump

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan is seen in this 2018 file photo at the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. CNS photo/Bob Roller…

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Atlanta’s new archbishop is installed in quiet ceremony
Auxiliary Bishop Joel M. Konzen of Atlanta, second from right who served as the administrator for the Archdiocese of Atlanta until an archbishop was appointed, extends the crosier to the seventh archbishop of Atlanta, Gregory J. Hartmayer, a Conventual Franciscan friar, at Cathedral of Christ the King May 6, 2020, during a Mass of Installation. (CNS photo/Michael Alexander, Georgia Bulletin) See HARTMAYER-INSTALLATION May 7, 2020.

Atlanta’s new archbishop is installed in quiet ceremony

Auxiliary Bishop Joel M. Konzen of Atlanta, second from right who served as the administrator for the Archdiocese of Atlanta until an archbishop was appointed, extends the crosier to the…

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