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Pope baptizes babies born in Italian earthquake zone

In a gesture of closeness to those who lost loved ones and homes following several devastating earthquakes, Pope Francis baptized 13 babies from central Italy.

Pope Francis greets the crowd outside the church after celebrating Mass at the parish of St. Mary in the Setteville neighborhood of Rome Jan. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-PARISH-SETTEVILLE Jan. 15, 2017.

Christian witness requires action, pope says during parish visit

Being a real Christian does not mean being a saint, but giving witness to Jesus in word and, especially, deed, Pope Francis told members of a parish on the eastern edge of Rome.

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New embassy a sign of pope’s love for Palestine, President Abbas says

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Pope Francis for his support of the country's new embassy to the Holy See.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks Jan. 11 during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City. (CNS photo/Lucas Jackson, Reuters)

Catholic panel addresses need to find common ground with Trump administration

Catholic panelists gathered to discuss "Faithful Priorities in a Time of Trump" said it is difficult to get over some of the words the president-elect said during the campaign -- and even before he was a candidate.

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A sign stands on a private property near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Jacumba, Calif. Despite the apprehension over policies that could be enacted by a Republican-led Congress acting in accord with a Republican president in Donald Trump, the U.S. Catholic bishops remain hopeful that  an immigration reform bill will pass. (CNS photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)

Bishops still have hope Congress will pass immigration reform

Despite the apprehension over policies that could be enacted by a Republican-led Congress acting in accord with a Republican president in Donald Trump, the U.S. Catholic bishops remain hopeful that Congress will pass an immigration reform bill.

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Dr. Anas Safadi, a cardiologist with the Syrian American Medical Society, checks his Syrian refugee patient Jan. 11 at Gardens Hospital in Amman, Jordan, after performing free heart catheter surgery the previous day. (CNS photo/Scott R. Carey)

U.S. doctors, nurses treat Syrian refugees for free in Jordan

American doctors and nurses on a medical mission to Jordan are performing badly needed surgeries and other medical treatment free of charge to thousands of Syrian refugees who can no longer afford basic health care.

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A World Youth Day pilgrim becomes emotional as a priest hears her confession in 2016 at Sacred  Heart Church in Krakow, Poland. As the Catholic Church prepares for a meeting of the Synod of Bishops focused on youth, the pope wrote a letter to young people saying the church wants "to listen to your voice, your sensitivities and your faith, even your doubts and your criticism." (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Upcoming synod needs young people’s voices, pope says

Pope Francis has asked young people to tell him, their bishops and pastors about their hopes and struggles and even their criticisms.

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Andrew Garfield stars as Father Sebastian Rodrigues in a scene from the movie "Silence." Garfield underwent the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, as part of his preparation for playing a Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese's new film. (CNS photo/Paramount)

Actor did St. Ignatius’ spiritual exercises to prepare for priest role

Actor Andrew Garfield underwent the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, as part of his preparation for playing a Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese's new film, "Silence."

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Villagers embrace in 2014 on the grounds of the Monastery of Boy Rabe in Bangui, Central African Republic. (CNS photo/Catianne Tijerina for Catholic Relief Services)

Peacebuilding partnership helps Central Africans heal after conflict

Blindfolds secured tightly, more than a dozen men and women are led by their partners around leafy plants and trees in the compound of an international charity.

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Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof into the courthouse in 2015 in Shelby, N.C. Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers in 2015 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. (CNS photo/Jason Miczek, Reuters)

Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers.

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