Read more about the article Healing by helping: Welcoming refugees builds community, speakers say
Mohtas Anwar Modier, a Sudanese refugee who received a visa to study in Italy, speaks at a conference on immigration in Rome Sept. 27, 2022. Government representatives and leaders of Catholic immigration efforts attended the conference sponsored, by the International Catholic Migration Commission and the Canadian Embassy to the Holy See. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Healing by helping: Welcoming refugees builds community, speakers say

'Be bold. Be big. Be ambitious'

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Read more about the article Invasion of Ukraine was barbaric, but war is complicated, pope tells Jesuits
Pope Francis holds a Ukrainian flag as he greets the crowd before Mass in St. Peter's Square during the World Meeting of Families at the Vatican in this June 25, 2022, file photo. Meeting Jesuits in Kazakhstan in early September, the pope said too many people have taken a simplistic view of Russia's war on Ukraine. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Invasion of Ukraine was barbaric, but war is complicated, pope tells Jesuits

‘This is a world war’

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Read more about the article Deacon: Amid Puerto Rico’s long road to recovery, its people are resilient
A priest talks to a visitor June 15, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, during an immersion trip organized by Catholic Extension for people from various U.S. dioceses. (CNS photo/Juan Guajardo, Catholic Extension via Jersey Catholic)

Deacon: Amid Puerto Rico’s long road to recovery, its people are resilient

‘The faithful keep coming back to Mass under the tarp, waiting for their church to be rebuilt'

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Read more about the article Jesus, present in the Eucharist, inspires compassion, sharing, pope says
Pope Francis speaks as he celebrates the closing Mass of Italy's National Eucharistic Congress at the municipal stadium in Matera, Italy, Sept. 25, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Jesus, present in the Eucharist, inspires compassion, sharing, pope says

‘If we worship ourselves, we die, asphyxiated inside our tiny ego’

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Read more about the article Pope: Religions must be purified of extremism, self-righteousness 
Pope Francis kisses the encolpion of Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, head of external relations for the Russian Orthodox Church, during a private meeting during the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sept. 14, 2022. An encolpion is an episcopal pectoral medallion with an icon. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Pope: Religions must be purified of extremism, self-righteousness 

Pope: ‘It is time for open and compassionate hearts’

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