• 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>Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican March 17, 2021. The pope spoke about the role of the Holy Spirit in making Jesus present in people&rsquo;s lives. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)  </p>

    Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican March 17, 2021. The pope spoke about the role of the Holy Spirit in making Jesus present in people’s lives. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)

    Mar 17, 2021
  • <p>People hold candles as they take part in an anti-coup night protest at Hledan junction in Yangon, Myanmar, March 14, 2021. Pope Francis on March 17 appealed for an end to violence and the start of dialogue in Myanmar, where security forces have killed at least 138 people. (CNS photo by Reuters)  </p>

    People hold candles as they take part in an anti-coup night protest at Hledan junction in Yangon, Myanmar, March 14, 2021. Pope Francis on March 17 appealed for an end to violence and the start of dialogue in Myanmar, where security forces have killed at least 138 people. (CNS photo by Reuters)

    Mar 17, 2021
  • <p>A same-sex couple is pictured in a file photo exchanging rings during a ceremony in Salt Lake City. The Vatican&rsquo;s doctrinal office says in a new note that any form of blessing of same-sex unions is &ldquo;illicit,&rdquo; but that the negative judgment is on the blessing of unions, not the people, who must be respected. (CNS photo by Jim Urquhar/Reuters)  </p>

    A same-sex couple is pictured in a file photo exchanging rings during a ceremony in Salt Lake City. The Vatican’s doctrinal office says in a new note that any form of blessing of same-sex unions is “illicit,” but that the negative judgment is on the blessing of unions, not the people, who must be respected. (CNS photo by Jim Urquhar/Reuters)

    Mar 15, 2021
  • <p>People participate in a procession as Pope Francis celebrates a Mass marking the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines, in St. Peter&rsquo;s Basilica at the Vatican, March 14, 2021. (CNS photo by Cristian Gennari/pool)  </p>

    People participate in a procession as Pope Francis celebrates a Mass marking the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines, in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, March 14, 2021. (CNS photo by Cristian Gennari/pool)

    Mar 15, 2021
  • <p>President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan into law at the White House in Washington March 11, 2021. The $1.9 trillion plan includes economic relief measures to respond to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Also pictured is Vice President Kamala Harris. (CNS photo by Tom Brenner/Reuters)  </p>

    President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan into law at the White House in Washington March 11, 2021. The $1.9 trillion plan includes economic relief measures to respond to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Also pictured is Vice President Kamala Harris. (CNS photo by Tom Brenner/Reuters)

    Mar 12, 2021
  • <p>Father Jiha Lim listens to a penitent&rsquo;s confession March 7, 2021, at St. Aloysius Church in Great Neck, N.Y., during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vatican says general absolution still is permissible where infections continue to rise. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)  </p>

    Father Jiha Lim listens to a penitent’s confession March 7, 2021, at St. Aloysius Church in Great Neck, N.Y., during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vatican says general absolution still is permissible where infections continue to rise. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

    Mar 12, 2021

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