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London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack
London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack CNS photo by Neil Hall/Reuters
March 23, 2017
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for prayers for the dead and wounded.
 
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U.S. Catholics asked 'to accompany' migrants, refugees seeking better life
U.S. Catholics asked 'to accompany' migrants, refugees seeking better life
March 22, 2017

The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States."

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Confirmation hearings open for Trump's Supreme Court nominee
March 21, 2017

The first day of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, began March 20 with a series of introductory remarks from senators establishing what they hope to ask the nominee and the importance of the role of Supreme Court justice.

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Pope apologizes for Catholics' participation in Rwanda genocide
Pope apologizes for Catholics' participation in Rwanda genocide
March 20, 2017

Meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Pope Francis asked God's forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and religious.

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Pope presides over Lenten penance service at Vatican
March 20, 2017

A few hours after urging priests to be generously available for the sacrament of penance, Pope Francis went to confession, then offered the sacrament to seven Catholics.

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Advocates seek more on anniversary of ISIS genocide declaration
March 20, 2017

Despite then-Secretary of State John Kerry's declaration one year ago that Islamic State's actions in Iraq and Syria amounted to genocide -- and unanimous votes in the House and Senate asking Kerry to declare genocide against minority Christian, Yezidi and Shiite Muslim groups in the region -- advocates at a first anniversary ceremony said they want more from the U.S. government than what's been done to date.

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