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Church must help military families face unique challenges, archbishop says

The brutal reality of war is just one of the challenges the Catholic Church is called to help members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families cope with, said Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Top Catholic leaders in Hong Kong have backed street protesters

Catholic leaders in Hong Kong have widely supported nearly seven months of anti-government protests, except when they turned violent.

Pope demands action for failing fight against climate change

Despite growing recognition of climate change as a legitimate and looming threat, current commitments to mitigate its effects and alter human behavior fall short of those needed to resolve the crisis in time, Pope Francis said.

Trust in Christ, not in psychics, sorcerers, pope says at audience

Pope Francis scolded people who consider themselves practicing Christians, but who turn to fortunetelling, psychic readings and tarot cards.

Let Jesus be your pilot, archbishop says as Loreto jubilee begins

The jubilee marks the 100th anniversary of the papal proclamation of Our Lady of Loreto as patron saint of aviators and those who work in aviation or travel by air. The jubilee begins Dec. 8 and will conclude Dec. 10, 2020.

From abuse to ‘nones,’ U.S. bishops share concerns with pope

The group of 37 bishops shared "a very open conversation" with the pope over three hours with no set parameters. For his part, the pope set no time limit, saying, "If we have to move lunch, it's no big deal!"

Catholic leaders urge Israel to investigate hate crimes in Arab villages

In addition to dozens of cars damaged and anti-Arab Hebrew graffiti spray painted on walls in the Arab town of Jaljulia in central Israel, graffiti was scrawled in Hebrew on a wall and a car was burned in the Palestinian town of Taybeh.

Myanmar’s cardinal: Don’t punish people for crimes of country’s leaders

Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has appealed to the international community not to punish the people of Myanmar as it faces genocide charges over the military's 2017 crackdown on Rohingya.

Defend dignity of persons with disabilities, pope says

The dignity and rights of people with disabilities are increasingly threatened by a society that discriminates and views them as a burden, Pope Francis said.

Mideast Catholic leaders call for peace, stability in region

Meeting in Cairo November 25-29, the Council of Catholic Patriarchs of the East addressed political, economic and social difficulties that many countries are suffering as a result of unrest, violence, extremism and terrorism.