Read more about the article Lourdes shrine closes healing pools as precaution against coronavirus
A girl wearing a coronavirus-related protective face mask is pictured in London March 2, 2020. (CNS photo/Henry Nicholls, Reuters) See CORONAVIRUS-EUROPE March 2, 2020.

Lourdes shrine closes healing pools as precaution against coronavirus

A girl wearing a coronavirus-related protective face mask is pictured in London March 2, 2020. CNS photo/Henry Nicholls, Reuters ROME (CNS) -- As the number of people testing positive for…

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Read more about the article Papal task force to help bishops, religious write, revise abuse guidelines
Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore welcomes pro-lifers in Annapolis, Md., March 4, 2019, during his opening prayer for the Maryland March for Life. (CNS photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review) See MARYLAND-MARCH-LIFE March 11, 2019.

Papal task force to help bishops, religious write, revise abuse guidelines

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has set up a task force of qualified experts and canon lawyers to help bishops' conferences and congregations of men and women religious with…

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Read more about the article Trinidad and Tobago archbishop apologizes at Black Power 50th anniversary
Traditional African dancers take part in the opening procession during an Ash Wednesday service Feb. 26, 2020, outside the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Port of Spain, Trinidad, commemorating the Black Power Revolution's 50th anniversary. (CNS photo/Laura Ann Phillips) See TRINIDAD-BLACK-POWER-CHURCH Feb. 28, 2020.

Trinidad and Tobago archbishop apologizes at Black Power 50th anniversary

Traditional African dancers take part in the opening procession during an Ash Wednesday service Feb. 26, 2020, outside the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Port of Spain, Trinidad, commemorating…

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Read more about the article Post-hurricane partnership is rejuvenating homes, communities in Bahamas
Archbishop Patrick C. Pinder of Nassau, Bahamas, and Sean O'Neill, head of office for Caritas in Grand Bahama, front, leave a damaged home after discussing project details of a Caritas home rehab and plans for a resiliency center near Freeport Feb. 19, 2020. The location was one of several visited by a delegation of Archdiocese of Miami Catholic Charities senior staff during a Feb. 19-21 trip to see rebuilding projects underway since Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas in September 2019. (CNS photo/Tom Tracy) See CARITAS-ARCHDIOCESE-REHAB-HOMES Feb. 27, 2020.

Post-hurricane partnership is rejuvenating homes, communities in Bahamas

Archbishop Patrick C. Pinder of Nassau, Bahamas, and Sean O'Neill, head of office for Caritas in Grand Bahama, front, leave a damaged home after discussing project details of a Caritas…

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Read more about the article Brazilian church commission examines mining’s impact on local communities
Yanomami Indians follow agents of Brazil's environmental agency during an operation against illegal gold mining on indigenous land in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. The Brazilian bishops' conference has established a commission to assist dioceses and prelatures in areas where mining operations are harming communities and the environment. (CNS photo/Bruno Kelly, Reuters) See BRAZIL-MINING-COMMISSION Feb. 25, 2020.

Brazilian church commission examines mining’s impact on local communities

Yanomami Indians follow agents of Brazil's environmental agency during an operation against illegal gold mining on indigenous land in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. The Brazilian bishops' conference has…

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Read more about the article Papal academy invites tech giants to support ethical guidelines for AI
Franciscan Father Paolo Benanti, a professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University and specialist in digital ethics, speaks during a news conference at the Vatican Feb. 25, 2020. Speakers previewed a Feb. 26-27 workshop and assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life on artificial intelligence. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See LIFE-ACADEMY-AI Feb. 25, 2020.

Papal academy invites tech giants to support ethical guidelines for AI

Franciscan Father Paolo Benanti, a professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University and specialist in digital ethics, speaks during a news conference at the Vatican Feb. 25, 2020. Speakers previewed a…

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Read more about the article Reconciling oneself to God leads to healing, pope says in Lenten message
Pope Francis hears the confession of a priest March 7, 2019, at Rome's Basilica of St. John Lateran. Reconciling oneself to God leads to healing, the pope said in his annual Lenten message, released by the Vatican Feb. 24, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-LENTEN-MESSAGE Feb. 24, 2020.

Reconciling oneself to God leads to healing, pope says in Lenten message

Pope Francis hears the confession of a priest March 7, 2019, at Rome's Basilica of St. John Lateran. Reconciling oneself to God leads to healing, the pope said in his…

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Read more about the article U.S. Eastern Catholic bishops thank pope for lifting ban on married priests
Pope Francis meets with U.S. bishops from the Eastern Catholic Churches in the United States during their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican Feb. 20, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-ADLIMINA-FIFTEEN Feb. 20, 2020.

U.S. Eastern Catholic bishops thank pope for lifting ban on married priests

https://youtu.be/nNyplhsn2EI VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis "is a father who knows very well his daughters and sons," including those who belong to the Eastern Catholic churches, said the Armenian…

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Read more about the article U.K. bishop tells priests to remind EU citizens to fill out applications
A European Union flag and British Union flag are seen at Parliament Square in London June 19, 2016. The United Kingdom left the EU Jan. 31 following a June 2016 referendum on membership of the now 27-member bloc. (CNS photo/Neil Hall, Reuters) See BRITAIN-BREXIT-SCHEME Feb. 20, 2020.

U.K. bishop tells priests to remind EU citizens to fill out applications

A European Union flag and British Union flag are seen at Parliament Square in London June 19, 2016. The United Kingdom left the EU Jan. 31 following a June 2016…

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Read more about the article Vietnamese priest serves villagers quarantined for coronavirus
Teachers wear protective masks while attending an online study training course during the coronavirus outbreak in Hanoi, Vietnam, Feb. 15, 2020. (CNS photo/Kham, Reuters) See CORONAVIRUS-VIETNAM-PRIEST Feb. 19, 2020.

Vietnamese priest serves villagers quarantined for coronavirus

Teachers wear protective masks while attending an online study training course during the coronavirus outbreak in Hanoi, Vietnam, Feb. 15, 2020. CNS photo/Kham, Reuters. HANOI, Vietnam (CNS) -- A Vietnamese…

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