Pope Francis walks with Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar, during a private audience at the Vatican May 4. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope, Myanmar leader meet, launch diplomatic relations

Shortly after Pope Francis met privately with Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Holy See and Myanmar announced they were establishing full diplomatic relations.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis are seen in this composite file photo. The two leaders are scheduled to meet at the Vatican May 24. (CNS photo/Reuters)

Pope Francis to meet Trump at Vatican May 24

President Donald Trump will visit the Vatican and meet with Pope Francis May 24 as part of his first foreign trip as president.

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Activists of the collective Yellow Safety Jacket take part in an anti-euthanasia protest Feb. 11, 2014, in Brussels. A group of psychiatric care centers run by a Catholic religious order in Belgium has announced it will permit doctors to undertake the euthanasia of "nonterminal" mentally ill patients on its premises. (CNS photo/Julien Warnand, EPA)

Belgian Brothers to allow euthanasia for nonterminal psych patients

A group of psychiatric care centers run by a Catholic religious order in Belgium has announced it will permit doctors to undertake the euthanasia of "nonterminal" mentally ill patients on its premises.

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Ajok Uogu feeds her 2-year old daughter, Awok, a nutritional supplement April 26 in St. Daniel Comboni Catholic Hospital in Wau, South Sudan. Drought and armed conflict have pushed tens of thousands of Wau-area residents out of their homes, away from their farms and unable to adequately feed themselves. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)

Hungry, scared South Sudanese stay in cathedral compound for protection

Rita Williams slept under a tree beside St. Mary Catholic Cathedral, her three hungry children beside her. Around them, as many as 16,000 other displaced people filled the cathedral compound, hoping the church would keep them safe as their country spirals into greater violence.

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Father Michael Pica, Father Tom Otto and Father Adam Cesarek dip their rear tires in the Mississippi River April 24 as they begin "Priests Pedaling for Prayers." The effort to raise prayers for and awareness of vocations took them more than 340 miles to the Indiana state line on April 28. (CNS photo/Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post)

‘Pedaling priests’ complete 340-mile bicycle trek for vocation prayers

After riding bicycles a little more than 340 miles over five days, three young priests of the Diocese of Peoria sailed across the Indiana state line April 28, bringing Priests Pedaling for Prayers to a close.

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Demonstrators join the People's Climate March in Washington to protest President Donald Trump's stance on the environment April 29. (CNS photo/Mike Theiler, Reuters)

Catholics bring Pope Francis’ call to protect creation to climate march

Carrying banners and signs with quotes from Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si'," hundreds of Catholics joined the People's Climate March to call for moral and prayerful action to protect creation.

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St. John the Evangelist church in Emory, Texas, is seen April 30 after a tornado hit the area a day earlier. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Tyler)

45 people saved from tornado’s fury in hallway of Texas church

In the insurance world, extreme weather events such as tornadoes are often referred to as "acts of God."

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Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Cairo to Rome April 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope: U.S., North Korea need diplomatic solution to escalating tensions

A diplomatic solution must be found to the escalating tension between North Korea and the United States, Pope Francis told journalists.

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Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo April 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

True faith means loving others to the extreme, pope tells Egypt’s Catholics

The only kind of fanaticism that is acceptable to God is being fanatical about loving and helping others, Pope Francis said on his final day in Egypt.

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Pope Francis greets Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University, at a conference on international peace in Cairo April 28. The pope was making a two-day visit to Egypt. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

Calling his visit to Egypt a journey of "unity and fraternity," Pope Francis launched a powerful call to the nation's religious leaders to expose violence masquerading as holy and condemn religiously inspired hatred as an idolatrous caricature of God.

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