Read more about the article Declining birthrates impoverish future, pope says 
Pope Francis blesses the womb of a pregnant woman during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 5, 2019. In a message sent May 12, 2022, to participants of a conference in Rome, Pope Francis said declining birth rates in Italy and Western countries are "impoverishing everyone's future." (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Declining birthrates impoverish future, pope says 

‘Reverse the course of this cold, demographic winter’

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Read more about the article Hong Kong police detain, release 90-year-old cardinal 
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, processes prior to celebrating a pontifical high Mass Feb. 15, 2020, at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City. Cardinal Zen, a trustee of a relief fund paying protesters' legal bills, was detained by National Security Police May 11, 2022. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Hong Kong police detain, release 90-year-old cardinal 

‘I will endure all the suing, trials and arrests’

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Read more about the article Wives of soldiers in Mariupol ask pope to help save their husbands 
Pope Francis holds the hand of Kateryna Prokopenko, wife of Ukraine’s Azov Regiment commander Denys Prokopenko, as he prays with her and with Yulya Fedosiuk, wife of Azov soldier Arseniy Fedosiuk, at the end of his weekly general audience May 11, 2022, in St. Peter's Square. The women asked the pope's help in securing safe passage for their husbands and some 2,000 soldiers inside the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Wives of soldiers in Mariupol ask pope to help save their husbands 

‘We just want to live in our country’

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Read more about the article Faith, fortitude, martyrdom, miracles: Pope will recognize 10 new saints 
Blessed Charles de Foucauld, who was born in France in 1858, is pictured in an undated photo. He is among 10 new saints to be proclaimed by Pope Francis at a May 15 Vatican canonization ceremony. (CNS photo/courtesy of I.Media)

Faith, fortitude, martyrdom, miracles: Pope will recognize 10 new saints 

Canonizations set for May 15

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Read more about the article Liturgy must lead to awe, unity, mission, pope says 
Pope Francis arrives for an audience with students and professors of Rome's Pontifical Institute of Liturgy at St. Anselm, at the Vatican May 7, 2022. The pope said that the celebration of the liturgy and the study of it should lead to greater unity in the church, not division and squabbles. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Liturgy must lead to awe, unity, mission, pope says 

‘It is not possible to worship God and at the same time make the liturgy a battlefield’

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Read more about the article Cardinal reaffirms pope’s willingness to go to Moscow to try to stop war 
A local resident rides a bicycle past a bomb crater as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in the village of Demydiv, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, April 6, 2022. (CNS photo/Vladyslav Musiienko, Reuters)

Cardinal reaffirms pope’s willingness to go to Moscow to try to stop war 

‘We are waiting for them to tell us what they want’

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Read more about the article Christian divisions make fertile ground for conflict, pope says 
Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, speaks as Pope Francis meets with members of the council at the Vatican May 6, 2022. Seated are Cardinals Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Peter Turkson, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Christian divisions make fertile ground for conflict, pope says 

Ignoring the divisions ‘means tolerating that pollution of hearts’

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Read more about the article Haitians head to Mexico-U.S. border; Church seeks humanitarian help 
A young Haitian migrant girl traveling with her parents, seeking to reach the U.S., stands outside a temporary shelter at a church in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Dec. 20, 2021. The Diocese of Nuevo Laredo has issued and urgent appeal for assistance as hundreds of Haitian migrants arrive in the oft-violent city hoping to apply for asylum in the United States when Title 42 ends in May. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)

Haitians head to Mexico-U.S. border; Church seeks humanitarian help 

Migrants are hoping to apply for asylum in the United States

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