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Jim Harbaugh, head football coach for the University of Michigan, presents Pope Francis with a team football helmet during the pope's general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 26. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Michigan head coach says meeting pope was ’emotional’

As someone accustomed to the stress of the gridiron, University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh said he was touched by Pope Francis' peaceful presence.

Pope Francis meets with Canadian bishops from Ontario April 25 during their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican to report on the status of their dioceses. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Ontario bishops share concerns with pope, especially on euthanasia

Like the two groups of Canadian bishops that preceded them, the bishops of Ontario said their meeting with Pope Francis was time spent with a brother bishop with similar joys and challenges in his pastoral work.

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Pope to Egyptians: Let papal visit be sign of friendship, peace

Praying that God would protect Egypt from all evil, Pope Francis told the nation's people that a world torn apart by indiscriminate violence needs courageous builders of peace, dialogue and justice.

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Krista Lucchesi stands outside the new Mercy Brown Bag food truck April 4 at Oakland's Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Califorina. (CNS photo/Carrie McClish, Catholic Voice)

New food truck to help stem senior hunger in Diocese of Oakland

A new shiny truck is bringing food to senior citizens in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood and nearby communities.

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A boy holds a candle during an April 9 candlelight vigil for the victims of a bomb explosion at the Orthodox Church of St. George in Tanta, Egypt. Despite the ongoing risk of terrorism, Pope Francis planned to travel to Egypt April 28-29 as a sign of being close to the people there, said Greg Burke, Vatican spokesman. (CNS photo/EPA)

Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

Despite the ongoing risk of terrorism, Pope Francis planned to travel to Egypt as a sign of being close to the people there, said Greg Burke, Vatican spokesman.

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Sister Carol Sansone, a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who is principal at St. Joseph School in Imperial, Mo., speaks with another attendee April 18 at the National Catholic Educational Association's Convention & Expo at the America's Center in St. Louis. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

Catholic educators get new ideas at annual NCEA convention

More than 8,000 Catholic educators attended the April 18-20 National Catholic Educational Association Convention in St. Louis this year and many of them picked up ideas during the gathering to use in their own schools.

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A road is blocked by police tape April 18 after multiple victims were fatally shot in Fresno, Calif. Community members and faith leaders held a prayer vigil in the alley behind the Catholic Charities' Fresno Family Resource Center to honor the three shooting victims that were killed that day. (CNS photo/Reuters)

After shooting, Fresno Catholics urged to be a light to community

After three men were killed April 18 in a shooting rampage in Fresno by a gunman who was captured and admitted to the shootings, the Diocese of Fresno urged the local Catholic community to "seize this moment as an opportunity to live as people of light not darkness by rejecting the temptation to hate the hater."

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Pope Francis meets with the superiors of the four main men’s branches of the Franciscan family at the Vatican April 10. From left are Marco Tasca, minister general of the Conventual Franciscans; Mauro Johri, minister general of the Capuchins; Fathers Michael Perry, minister general of the Order of Friars Minor; and Nicholas Polichnowski, minister general of the Third Order Regulars. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

All hands on deck: Franciscan idea can expand church leadership pool

For St. Francis of Assisi, following Christ meant imitating his humility and forsaking riches, power and status; the men who call themselves Franciscans today believe they are called to embrace the same attitudes, including in their governance.

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Portuguese shepherd children Lucia dos Santos, center, and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, are seen in a file photo taken around the time of the 1917 apparitions of Mary at Fatima. (CNS photo/EPA)

Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions May 13.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Daniel Rooney, chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, after his funeral Mass at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh April 17. (CNS photo/Chuck Austin, Pittsburgh Catholic)

Steelers chairman Rooney recalled for quiet strength based on his faith

One reason there is such affection for Dan Rooney, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, is that he was clearly a man of the people, a person of western Pennsylvania and a quintessential Pittsburgher.

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