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People take part in a candlelight vigil Jan. 18, 2019, for victims of a car bomb attack in Bogota, Colombia. During his Jan. 20 Angelus, Pope Francis said

Pope says he’s pained by deaths in Colombia, the Mediterranean

When Pope Francis led the recitation of the Angelus prayer Jan. 20, he told the crowd in St. Peter's Square that he had "two pains in my heart: Colombia and the Mediterranean."

Students from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., stands in front of Native American Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips Jan. 18 near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in this still image from video. An exchange between the students and Phillips Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following day, but the immediate accusations the students showed racist behavior were stepped back as more details of the entire situation emerged. (CNS photo/Kaya Taitano, social media via Reuters)

After initial outrage, claims of racism, clearer details of exchange emerge

An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following day, but the immediate accusations the students showed racist behavior have been stepped back as more details of the entire situation have emerged.

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Bishops are seen during Mass in St. Jerome's Cave in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Mass was part of this year's Jan. 12-17 Holy Land Coordination, which is focusing on the challenges and opportunities for Christians in Israel. (CNS photo/courtesy Marcin Mazur via catholicnews.org.uk)

Visiting bishops see ‘incomprehensible complexity’ of Holy Land situation

Visiting with Christian communities in northern Israel and the northern Palestinian Territories has helped bishops participating in the annual Holy Land Coordination see "the great need" to promote an understanding between Israelis and Palestinians, said Bishop Noel Treanor of Down and Connor, Ireland

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Tourists stand at Rome's Trevi Fountain Aug. 2, 2017. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Update: Rome mayor says Caritas will still get Trevi Fountain coins

After weeks of confusion and consternation, Rome's mayor told the Vatican newspaper that Rome Caritas would benefit not only from the coins tourists throw in the Trevi Fountain, but from coins tossed in any of the city's historic water features.

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March for Life participants are seen in Washington in this 2014 file photo. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Shutdown won’t deter crowds from marching for life in nation’s capital

Neither snow nor sleet -- nor partial government shutdown -- will keep pro-lifers away from the nation's capital for the March for Life Jan. 18.

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Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, retired archbishop of Washington, is seen at the National Press Club in this 2015 file photo. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Cardinal Wuerl wrote papal nuncio of abuse claims against predecessor in 2004

Church officials confirmed that Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, retired archbishop of Washington, had forwarded an allegation of sexual misconduct against his predecessor, former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, to the papal nuncio in Washington in 2004.

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U.S. President Donald Trump deliversĀ an address Jan. 8 televised to the nation from his desk in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. He spoke about immigration and the southern U.S. border on the 18th day of a partial government shutdown. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)

Catholic groups and others rail against Trump border ‘crisis’ speech

No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his Jan. 8 nine-minute speech, his first such event televised in prime time from the Oval Office, about what he called a "crisis" at the border, than Catholic groups and others began tearing apart his arguments.

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A boy embraces Pope Francis during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 9. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Prayer has the power to change lives, hearts, pope says

God is a father who never ignores his children when they call to him in times of suffering, loneliness and despair, Pope Francis said.

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Israel Gonzalez Espinoza, 25, a journalist who writes from Managua, Nicaragua, for Religion Digital, a Spanish-language online news site that focuses on the Catholic Church, said many young Catholic Nicaraguans will make sacrifices to attend the upcoming World Youth Day in Panama Jan. 22-27. (CNS photo/courtesy Israel Gonzalez Espinoza)

Nicaraguans face steeper challenges than most heading to World Youth Day

Many will make sacrifices to attend the upcoming World Youth Day in Panama in late January, but few compare to the challenges facing young Catholics in nearby Nicaragua as the country deals with political and economic upheaval, some of it involving violent clashes with government forces that have plagued the Central American nation since last year.

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A young person prays Jan. 5 during SEEK2019 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The Jan. 3-7 conference drew more than 17,000 young adult Catholics from around the world. (CNS photo/courtesy Fellowship of Catholic University Students)

Young adults embrace opportunity to deepen their faith at SEEK2019

Tears filled Missy Brassie's eyes as she talked about the most emotional part of the five-day SEEK2019 conference involving more than 17,000 young adult Catholics from around the world.

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