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Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Mass marking the feast of Pentecost in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 20. The pope at his

Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June

Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 29, giving the red cardinal's hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others.

Pope Francis passes a crucifix as he walks down steps during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 16. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-BAPTISM-LIGHT May 16, 2018.

Pope to canonize Blesseds Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome Oct. 14

Pope Francis will declare Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others saints Oct. 14 at the Vatican during the meeting of the world Synod of Bishops, an institution Blessed Paul revived.

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Palestinian relatives in Gaza City mourn eight-month-old Layila al-Ghandour May 15 who died one day earlier from tear gas inhalation during clashes at the Gaza-Israel border. Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, the Vatican's observer at U.N. agencies in Geneva, urged people on both sides May 18 to let "wisdom and prudence prevail." (CNS photo/Haitham Imad, EPA) See VATICAN-UN-PALESTINE May 18, 2018.

Holy Land needs peace with justice, dialogue, Vatican official tells U.N.

Mourning the deaths of protesters in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, the Vatican's observer at U.N. agencies in Geneva urged people on both sides to let "wisdom and prudence prevail."

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Law enforcement responds to a mass shooting May 18 at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. Police reported that at least eight people were dead and several others were injured. Assistant Principal Cris Richardson told reporters the shooter was "arrested and secured" but offered no other details about the person's identity or motive. (CNS photo/HCSO, handout via Reuters)

Texas archdiocese, bishops offer healing, support after shooting

In response to the May 18 school shooting at a Houston-area high school, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the archdiocesan community would "unite to support and offer healing to those affected."

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Pope Francis greets new ambassadors to the Holy See during an audience in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican May 17. Welcoming new ambassadors from seven countries, the pope said that migration "has an intrinsically ethical dimension." (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-DIPLOMATS-INDIFFERENCE May 17, 2018.

Pope: Migration issue transcends narrow view of security, self-interest

Diplomats have a duty to uphold human rights for all people, especially those fleeing their countries due to war, poverty and environmental challenges, Pope Francis told new ambassadors to the Vatican.

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Students at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles gather May 15 to celebrate alumna Meghan Markle's upcoming marriage to Prince Harry. (CNS photo/Mike Blake, Reuters) See ROYAL-WEDDING-CATHOLIC-SCHOOL May 17, 2018.

Meghan Markle’s Catholic school celebrates royal wedding

Royal wedding fever has caught on in many places, but it has a particular soft spot at Immaculate Heart Middle School and High School outside Los Angeles

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Pope expresses concern about ‘spiral of violence’ in Holy Land

Warning that violence will never bring peace, Pope Francis urged all sides to do all they can to foster dialogue in the Middle East. 

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Tammy McDonnell speaks about being sex trafficked during a human trafficking conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington May 15. She is now an outreach worker at Covenant House of Philadelphia. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See TRAFFICKING May 16, 2018.

Sex trafficking is ‘rooted in structure of society,’ says speaker

The fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation may need its own #MeToo moment, according to a leading trafficking opponent.

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Pope Francis passes youths holding cell phones as he arrives for a meeting of the international network "Scholas Occurentes" at the Vatican May 11. In remarks May 14 the pope said few young pope extended a hand when he arrived for the "Scholas Occurentes" meeting, but most were trying for a photo . (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-YOUTH-SELFIE May 15, 2018.

‘Selfie’ culture leads to alienation, departure from reality, pope says

While taking selfies can be an occasion to capture treasured memories, it can also be a sign that young men and women are deprived of meaningful human interaction with others, Pope Francis said.

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People listen to Pope Francis during a meeting with leaders from the Diocese of Rome at St. John Lateran Basilica May 14. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters) See POPE-ROME-RENEWAL May 15, 2018.

Parishes grow only when people are welcomed, heard, pope says

After months of study and discussion, the parishes of the Diocese of Rome have recognized "a general and healthy exhaustion" with doing the same things over and over, touching the lives of fewer and fewer people as time goes on, Pope Francis said.

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