After Berlin attack, German Catholics unite in prayer

In the wake of the terrorist attack on the Berlin Christmas market, Catholics across Germany were uniting to support the Christian community.

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Nuremberg ‘Christkind’ visits markets, but also has charitable duties

At a time when many people are celebrating Christmas with material gain, the people of Nuremberg continue a 68-year-old tradition of sharing Christmas spirit through community service.

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Catholic News Service

Away from home at Christmas, Central American farmworkers find welcome

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Pope: Take a break from busy holidays to prepare for real Christmas

Make time to get ready for what Christmas really is about -- the child born in Bethlehem signaling that "God is with us," Pope Francis said.

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Stop those profiting from human trafficking, Vatican diplomat says

Eradicating the "heinous crime" of human trafficking requires cracking down on those who profit from it, said a Vatican diplomat.

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Corruption is cancer to health industry, pope tells hospital staffers

Corrupt business practices that seek to profit from the sick and the dying are a cancer to hospitals entrusted with the care of the most vulnerable, especially children, Pope Francis said.

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Refugees, migration a front-burner topic throughout 2016

American artist Jacob Lawrence detailed the plight of black Americans in the South who were discriminated against, exploited for their labor, threatened with death and sometimes killed, and who lived in substandard conditions until they made their way north in hopes for a better life in his landmark work "The Migration Series."

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Justice Breyer calls death penalty arbitrary, urges review

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer delivered harsh criticism of the death penalty Dec. 12 in a dissent to the court's decision not to hear a Florida inmate's death penalty appeal.

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Organizers announce ‘The Power of One’ as theme for 2017 March for Life

Organizers of the March for Life made it clear Dec. 13 that although they're "cautiously optimistic" about eventually overturning the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision with a Donald Trump administration and a Republican-controlled House and Senate, they don't expect to be in lockstep with other aspects of the new president's agenda.

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Pope writes to Syrian president, pleading for peace and aid corridors

Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to do everything possible to end the war in his country, to protect civilians and to ensure humanitarian agencies can deliver emergency aid to the people.

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