Pope Francis waves as he arrives for his general audience June 7 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

The mystery of God’s fatherly love is a great revolution, pope says

The mystery of God's relationship with humankind is revolutionary in that Christians can look to him without fear as children to a loving father, Pope Francis said.

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Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington blesses a new statue of St. Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington June 4. The statue is located immediately next to the spot where Pope Francis canonized the saint during the pontiff's 2015 visit. (CNS photo/Brian Searby, Catholic Standard)

Blessing of St. Junipero statue celebrates Holy Spirit in saints’ lives

Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl blessed a new statue of St. Junipero Serra June 4, calling him "an example of the power and grace of God at work."

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gestures as he speaks during the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast June 6 in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Pence addresses religious freedom at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Vice President Mike Pence and other speakers addressed securing religious liberty and protecting the sanctity of human life both in the United States and worldwide, particularly in the Middle East, at the 13th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington June 6.

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Pope Francis greets Consolata Sister Simona Brambilla, superior general of the Consolata Missionary Sisters, during a June 5 audience with the men's and women's branches of the religious missionary congregation. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Dialogue with Muslims, defend human dignity, pope tells missionaries

Missionaries are entrusted with bringing hope to poor Christian communities while building bridges with Muslims and protecting human rights, Pope Francis told a group of men and women missionaries.

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After a terrorist attack near the London Bridge June 3. people leave the area with their hands up. Seven people were killed and dozens injured when three terrorists in a van mowed down pedestrians on the bridge before stabbing a police officer and revelers around Borough Market. (CNS photo/Neil Hall, Reuters)

U.S. Catholics join pope in praying for victims of London attacks

U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and severely injured in the latest terrorist attacks in London the night of June 3.

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U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement June 1 in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

Catholic organizations decry U.S. decision to abandon climate accord

Catholic leaders said President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement snubs the needs of impoverished people around the world and eschews responsibility to begin addressing the causes of global warming.

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Maryknoll Father Vincent R. Capodanno, a Navy chaplain who was killed while serving with the Marines in Vietnam, is pictured ministering in the field in an undated photo. (CNS photo/courtesy Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers)

Military archdiocese completes phase in cause for Vietnam-era chaplain

A tribunal of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services has wrapped up its nearly four-year inquiry into whether the life of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, a Vietnam War hero and U.S. Navy chaplain, merits consideration for sainthood.

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Pope Francis poses for a selfie as he arrives to lead a special audience for members of a middle school group June 2 at the Vatican. The middle-schoolers were part of Communion and Liberation's "The Knights of the Grail" educational initiative. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

As school year ends, pope tells students: Don’t fear goodbyes, unknown

Life is a long series of hellos and goodbyes, so don't be afraid to let go of the past; remember old friends, but keep moving and be open to the new, Pope Francis told students as the school year was coming to an end.

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Pakistani Muslims men attend the first Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan June 2 in Peshawar. Safeguarding creation is a religious obligation, Vatican officials said in their annual Ramadan message. (CNS photo/Bilawal Arbab, EPA)

Safeguarding creation is religious obligation, Vatican officials say

Christians and Muslims, believers in one God, have an obligation to safeguard the world God created, said the Vatican's annual message to Muslims for the end of Ramadan.

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Participants look at a screen showing a world map with climate anomalies during the World Climate Change Conference at Le Bourge, France, in this Dec. 8, 2015, file photo. Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, chairman of the U.S. bishops' international justice and peace committee, said in a June 1 statement President Donald Trump must honor the nation's commitment to the Paris agreement to protect the planet. (CNS photo/Stephane Mahe, Reuters)

Trump’s decision to abandon Paris climate pact called ‘deeply troubling’

President Donald Trump's June 1 decision "not to honor the U.S. commitment" to the Paris climate agreement "is deeply troubling," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.

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