• Opening the Vatican tombs of a princess and a duchess July 11 in a search for the remains of a young Italian woman missing for more than 30 years, the Vatican found no human remains at...

    Workers open the tomb of Princess Sophie von Hohenlohe, who died in 1836, during a forensic investigation in the Teutonic Cemetery at the Vatican July 11, 2019. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)

    Workers open the tomb of Princess Sophie von Hohenlohe, who died in 1836, during a forensic investigation in the Teutonic Cemetery at the Vatican July 11, 2019. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)

  • Bishop Gerald R. Barnes of San Bernardino asked for prayers for those who were put in harm's way by a pair of earthquakes that struck California on consecutive days in early July.

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    A house destroyed by an earthquake is seen at night near Trona, Calif. (CNS photo by David McNew/Reuters)

    A house destroyed by a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake is seen at night near Trona, Calif., July 6, 2019. (CNS photo by David McNew/Reuters)

  • VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians are called to follow the spirit of the beatitudes by comforting the poor and the oppressed, especially migrants and refugees who are rejected, exploited...

    <p>Pope Francis greets a woman and child during a July 8, 2019, Mass in St. Peter&rsquo;s Basilica at the Vatican commemorating the sixth anniversary of his visit to the southern Mediterranean island of Lampedusa. (CNS Photo from Vatican Media)  </p>

    Pope Francis greets a woman and child during a July 8, 2019, Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. The Mass commemorated the sixth anniversary of the pope's visit to the southern Mediterranean island of Lampedusa. (CNS Photo from Vatican Media)

  • In this 2014 ICE handout photo, federal agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Dallas detain a suspected gang member. (CNS photo by ICE, Charles Reed via Reuters)

    In this 2014 ICE handout photo, federal agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Dallas detain a suspected gang member. (CNS photo by ICE, Charles Reed via Reuters)

    Jul 15, 2019
  • Congressional Democrats stand outside the U.S. Capitol July 9, 2019, showing the faces of Americans they claim "would be hurt if the Trump administration and Republicans succeed in their effort to strike down the Affordable Care Act." (CNS photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

    Congressional Democrats stand outside the U.S. Capitol July 9, 2019, showing the faces of Americans they claim "would be hurt if the Trump administration and Republicans succeed in their effort to strike down the Affordable Care Act." (CNS photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

    Jul 12, 2019
  • This is an aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon at the Bom Futuro National Forest in Porto Velho, Brazil, Sept. 3, 2015. (CNS photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

    This is an aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon at the Bom Futuro National Forest in Porto Velho, Brazil, Sept. 3, 2015. (CNS photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

    Jul 11, 2019
  • A protester holds a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court June 27, 2019. (CNS photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

    A protester holds a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court June 27, 2019, after the court ruled on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)

    Jul 11, 2019
  • Melissa Balliet holds a sign during a July 2, 2019, protest in San Diego outside the Otay Mesa Detention Center for those entering the U.S. illegally seeking asylum. The demonstration was part of a nationwide protest to call for the closing of such facilities. (CNS photo by David Maung)

    Melissa Balliet holds a sign during a July 2, 2019, protest in San Diego outside the Otay Mesa Detention Center for those entering the U.S. illegally seeking asylum. (CNS photo by David Maung)

    Jul 11, 2019
  • <p>Although the Justice Department announced July 2 it would no longer argue to have the citizenship question added to the 2020 census, the Trump administration continues to look at all possible options to get the question included. (CNS photo by Tyler Orsburn)  </p>

    Although the Justice Department announced July 2 it would no longer argue to have the citizenship question added to the 2020 census, the Trump administration continues to look at all possible options to get the question included. (CNS photo by Tyler Orsburn)

    Jul 08, 2019

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