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Irish safeguarding board plans to follow pope and ‘kick up a fuss’

DUBLIN (CNS) -- The independent watchdog that monitors child safeguarding procedures in the Irish church pledged to follow the example of Pope Francis and "disturb the peace."

Pope to greet new commission on abuse prevention as it meets first time

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A new papal commission for protecting minors from sexual abuse was meeting for the first time to discuss its mandate and expand input from more countries.

Cardinal shares media tips he learned at ‘school of hard knocks’

ROME (CNS) -- Thanking communications professionals who work for the Catholic Church, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York also shared with them tips he said he learned at the "school of hard knocks."

Pope: Holy Spirit, not human smarts, helps people see God’s loving plan

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Human smarts aren't enough to truly understand God's word and how he is working in people's lives, Pope Francis said.

Vatican lifts sanctions on Irish moral theologian

DUBLIN (CNS) -- An Irish priest who was forbidden to write by the Vatican because of his views on human sexuality has had the sanction lifted.

Pope says jealousy is devil’s work; Holy Spirit brings unity

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Beware of the devil, who wants a jealous, power-hungry and divided church, Pope Francis said.

Iraqis in Jordan go to the polls, hoping for stability at home

AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- A steady stream of Iraqi refugees, smiling and displaying purple index fingers, emerged from a polling station in the Hashemi Shamali district, where the majority of these urban refugees live in the Jordanian capital.

Growing up near Treblinka inspired priest’s Holocaust research

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- The Nazis' Treblinka concentration camp has always been a part of Father Pawel Rytel-Andrianik's life.

New saints’ feast days set for church calendar

St. John's feast day is Oct. 11, the anniversary of the day in 1962 that he opened the Second Vatican Council. St. John Paul's feast day is Oct. 22, the anniversary of the inauguration of his pontificate in 1978.

Pope Francis, with retired pope, canonizes SS. John and John Paul

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Canonizing two recent popes in the presence of his immediate predecessor, Pope Francis praised the new Saints John XXIII and John Paul II as men of courage and mercy, who responded to challenges of their time by modernizing the Catholic Church in fidelity to its ancient traditions.