• VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The biggest risk Afghanistan might face with a withdrawal of U.S. troops could be civil war, said the Italian priest in charge of the small Catholic community in...

    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Chris Sanderson, from Flemington, N.J., shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in Marjah, Afghanistan, in this Feb. 13, 2010, file photo. U.S. President Joe Biden announced a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021.

    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Chris Sanderson, from Flemington, N.J., shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in Marjah, Afghanistan, in this Feb. 13, 2010, file photo. U.S. President Joe Biden announced a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021. (CNS photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

  • ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — After a night of protests and vandalism April 11 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, following the police shooting of Daunte Wright, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St...

    <p>A man puts his hands up while protesters in Minnesota rally outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department April 12, 2021, as it is guarded by police and members of the National Guard, a day after Daunte Wright died after he was shot by a police officer in Brooklyn Center. (CNS photo by Leah Millis/Reuters)  </p>

    A man puts his hands up while protesters in Minnesota rally outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department April 12, 2021, as it is guarded by police and members of the National Guard, a day after Daunte Wright died after he was shot by a police officer in Brooklyn Center. (CNS photo by Leah Millis/Reuters)

  • MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster led Catholics of England and Wales in mourning the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

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    <p>Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is pictured in London June 9, 2011. Prince Philip, the longest-serving consort of any British monarch, died April 9, 2021, at age 99, Buckingham Palace said. (CNS photo by Paul Edwards/Reuters)  </p>

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is pictured in London June 9, 2011. Prince Philip, the longest-serving consort of any British monarch, died April 9, 2021, at age 99, Buckingham Palace said. (CNS photo by Paul Edwards/Reuters)

  • <p>Catholics attend a special national Mass on the feast of St. Joseph at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles March 19, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Archbishop Jos&#233; H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was the celebrant. (CNS photo by Isabel Cacho/courtesy Archdiocese of Los Angeles)  </p>

    Catholics attend a special national Mass on the feast of St. Joseph at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles March 19, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was the celebrant. (CNS photo by Isabel Cacho/courtesy Archdiocese of Los Angeles)

    Apr 15, 2021
  • <p>A nurse prepares a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Fasano, Italy, April 13, 2021. (CNS photo by Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters)  </p>

    A nurse prepares a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Fasano, Italy, April 13, 2021. (CNS photo by Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters)

    Apr 14, 2021
  • <p>Pope Francis leads his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican April 14, 2021. (CNS photo byVatican Media)  </p>

    Pope Francis leads his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican April 14, 2021. (CNS photo byVatican Media)

    Apr 14, 2021
  • <p>San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone speaks during an Easter Saturday prayer service for peace April 10, 2021, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. Worshippers joined in prayer for unity and peace and an end to violence and racism against Asian Americans. (CNS photo by Dennis Callahan/Archdiocese of San Francisco)  </p>

    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone speaks during an Easter Saturday prayer service for peace April 10, 2021, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. Worshippers joined in prayer for unity and peace and an end to violence and racism against Asian Americans. (CNS photo by Dennis Callahan/Archdiocese of San Francisco)

    Apr 13, 2021
  • <p>U.S. Supreme Court justices arrive at the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington Jan. 20, 2021, for the swearing in of President Joe Biden, the second Catholic to hold that office. Biden has established a commission to study the possible expansion of the Supreme Court. (CNS photo by Win McNamee, pool via Reuters)  </p>

    U.S. Supreme Court justices arrive at the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington Jan. 20, 2021, for the swearing in of President Joe Biden, the second Catholic to hold that office. Biden has established a commission to study the possible expansion of the Supreme Court. (CNS photo by Win McNamee, pool via Reuters)

    Apr 12, 2021
  • <p>Pope Francis greets Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, during the sign of peace at a Mass in St. Peter&rsquo;s Basilica at the Vatican in this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo. Cardinal Ouellet announced plans for a major international conference at the Vatican in 2022 on the theology of the priesthood. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)  </p>

    Pope Francis greets Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, during the sign of peace at a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo. Cardinal Ouellet announced plans for a major international conference at the Vatican in 2022 on the theology of the priesthood. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Apr 12, 2021

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