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People assist an injured person after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London March 22. (CNS photo/Toby Melville, Reuters)

‘Lots of tears’ at chapel services, says priest serving Parliament

The Catholic duty priest to the British Parliament said people were weeping at prayer services the day after the Westminster terror attack.

Armed police respond outside Parliament during an attack on Westminster Bridge in London March 22. (CNS photo/Stefan Wermuth, Reuters)

London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for prayers for the dead and wounded.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, attends his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill March 20 in Washington. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Senators ask Gorsuch about abortion, religious liberty

The third day of confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, continued along similar lines of questioning and failed to spark high drama.

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Catholic News Service

U.S. Catholics asked ‘to accompany’ migrants, refugees seeking better life

The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States."

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Catholic News Service

A woman carries food provided by U.S. Agency for International Development in Pajut, South Sudan, March 17. Catholic Relief Services is providing food assistance, with USAID funding, to communities and people who are returning to the area after being displaced during violence in 2013. (CNS photo/Nancy McNally, Catholic Relief Services)

Famine, worsened by war, threatens South Sudanese, official says

Some 5 million people in South Sudan—half of its total population—are on the brink of starvation and a quarter of a million children are already severely malnourished, a representative from the U.S. bishops' Catholic Relief Services said.

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Pilgrims cheer after the Way of the Cross during World Youth Day in 2016 at Blonia Park in Krakow, Poland. Young men and women can live a true experience of the church by joining together and reconnecting with the past, Pope Francis told Catholic young people in his message for the local observances of World Youth Day 2017. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Church experience more than just a cut-and-run flash mob, pope says

Young men and women can live a true experience of the church by joining together and reconnecting with the past, Pope Francis told Catholic young people.

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Catholic News Service

Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, retired archbishop of Prague, Czech Republic, died March 18 at the age of 84. Cardinal Vlk worked as a window cleaner while secretly carrying out his priestly ministry during the communist era. He is pictured arriving for a general congregation meeting prior to the election of a new pope at the Vatican in this March 7, 2013, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Czech Cardinal Vlk, former window-washer, clandestine priest, dies

Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who washed windows and ministered underground during communism, died of cancer March 18 in Prague at the age of 84.

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Catholic News Service

Pope Francis poses with Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his wife, Jeannette, during a private March 20 private meeting at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, pool via EPA)

Pope apologizes for Catholics’ participation in Rwanda genocide

Meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Pope Francis asked God's forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and religious.

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Pope Francis kneels before a priest to confess during a Lenten prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 17. (CNS photo/Andrew Medichini, Reuters pool)

Make confession more available, God’s heart is always open, pope says

Hear confession every time someone asks, Pope Francis said, and don't ever put limited hours on the sacrament of reconciliation.

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Catholic News Service

Pope Francis leads a Lenten penance service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 17. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope presides over Lenten penance service at Vatican

A few hours after urging priests to be generously available for the sacrament of penance, Pope Francis went to confession, then offered the sacrament to seven Catholics.

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Catholic News Service