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Pope: God gives hope for the future despite present-day suffering

While the world reels from terrorism, natural disasters and division, God weeps with those who suffer and offers the hope of a future full of joy and consolation, Pope Francis said.

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A Franciscan Response to the Racial Crisis in the US

How do we react to the recent attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the growing racial tensions across the country? Here is a Franciscan response.

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A man walks by a dead cow in Dong Boma, South Sudan, April 12. Up to 20 million people in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria face the prospect of famine this year. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)

For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this food crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed more than 70 years ago.

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Pilgrims pray in front of a statue of Mary in 2011 on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Archbishop Henryk Hoser of Warsaw-Praga, Poland, who inspected the shrine for Pope Francis, predicts the Vatican will soon recognize its Marian apparitions. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Polish archbishop thinks Vatican will recognize Medjugorje apparitions

A Polish archbishop who inspected Bosnia-Herzegovina's Medjugorje shrine for the pope predicted the Vatican will soon recognize its Marian apparitions.

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People walk in front of souvenir shops near the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 21. Pope Francis asked an estimated 10,000 people in St. Peter's Square Aug. 21 to pray in silence and then to join him in reciting the Hail Mary for the victims of the attacks the previous week in Burkina Faso, Spain and Finland. (CNS photo/Marta Perez, EPA)

Pope leads prayers for an end to ‘inhuman violence’ of terrorism

"Let us beg the Lord, God of mercy and peace, to free the world from this inhuman violence," Pope Francis prayed after a week of deadly terrorist attacks in Africa and Europe.

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Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, urged an audience at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Hopkinsville, Ky., Aug. 20 that celestial events such a total solar eclipse are a wonder of God’s creation meant to be enjoyed. Brother Consolmagno was in Hopkinsville to view the Aug. 21 eclipse. (CNS photo/Dennis Sadowski)

Eclipse a way to appreciate creation, Vatican astronomer tells audience

A total solar eclipse is a rare event, something to appreciate and enjoy in the mind of Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory.

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SpainÕs flag is seen at half-staff in Colon Square in Madrid Aug. 18. The previous day, the country experienced two acts of terrorism. (CNS photo/JJ Guillen, EPA) See SPAIN-TERROR-ATTACKS Aug. 18, 2017.

Catholic leaders urge prayers, unity after attacks in Spain

Spanish church leaders urged prayers and national unity after two terrorist attacks left at least 19 people dead.

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Father Bernard J. Ezaki, parochial vicar at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church in Easton, Pa., gives Communion at Mass July 2. He has been legally blind since birth. (CNS photo/Ed Koskey Jr.) See LEGALLY-BLIND-PRIEST Aug. 17, 2017.

Being legally blind doesn’t hinder Catholic priest in serving his flock

A visitor attending Mass at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church might not notice anything unusual about the celebrant.

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Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 17. Terrorists killed at least 12 and injured more than 50 others. (CNS photo/David Armengou, EPA) See BARCELONA-POPE Aug. 17, 2017.

Pope offers prayers for victims of terrorist attack in Barcelona

Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left at least 12 people dead and injured dozens of others.

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Seth MacFarlane, Adam Driver, Tom Archdeacon and Alex Ross star in a scene from the movie "Logan Lucky." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Fingerprint Releasing, Bleecker Street) See MOVIE-REVIEW-LOGAN-LUCKY-(EMBARGOED) Aug. 17, 2018.

Logan Lucky

Director Steven Soderbergh reinvents his "Ocean's Eleven" trilogy with a backwoods twist in "Logan Lucky" (Bleecker Street), a zany heist caper.

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