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Cardinal Anders Arborelius of Stockholm, Sweden, is pictured in Rome Aug. 28, 2022. (CNS photo/Junno Arocho Esteves)

After visit to Ukraine, Swedish cardinal says he hopes for ‘just peace’

A recent video that has gained traction on social media purportedly shows a McDonald’s in Kiev bustling with people, prompting some to argue that perhaps the conflict is not as grim as the media and the country’s government has reported.

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Puzzles depicting slaves in America are pictured in the Staten Island, N.Y., home of Elizabeth Meaders Feb. 2, 2022. Meaders, 90, auctioned a collection of thousands of historical and cultural artifacts tracing the African American experience from the beginnings of slavery through the civil rights movement of the '60s and today's Black Lives Matter movement. (CNS photo/Mike Segar, Reuters)

Baltimore Archdiocese forms commission to investigate church connection to slavery

In recent years, a growing awareness of injustice and calls for reform have led to a racial reckoning, with businesses, corporations, nonprofit organizations and institutions across the country reassessing their own complicity with racism in its various forms.

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Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II publicly exchange greetings in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 10, 2023. Pope Tawadros was at the Vatican to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a joint declaration signed by the heads of the Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Pope to pope: Let our churches be united by Christ’s love

Two popes sat side by side before a crowd of rain-soaked pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square May 10.

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St. Thomas Church in Thomaston, Conn., is pictured in this photo from November 1991. The Archdiocese of Hartford has asked the Vatican to investigate a possible Eucharistic miracle that occurred March 5, 2023. (OSV News photo/courtesy Knights of Columbus)

Possible Eucharistic Miracle In Connecticut Under Vatican Investigation

A possible Eucharistic miracle in Connecticut is now under investigation by the Vatican.

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Oblate Father Kevin Collins, pastor of St. Eugene de Mazenod Parish, places his hand onto his forehead in prayer with migrants at the Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center, a shelter for migrants and homeless, after a deadly incident where a car ran into pedestrians at a bus stop nearby in Brownsville, Texas, May 7, 2023. (OSV News photo/Miguel Roberts, Reuters)

Flores: Brownsville crash indicative of ‘corrosive tendency’ to devalue human life

A vehicle crashed into a crowd waiting at a bus stop outside a migrant shelter in the border city of Brownsville, Texas, killing at least seven people and injuring at least 10 others, authorities said.

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Dallas Bishop Reacts To Mass Shooting At Mall With ‘Heavy Heart’

Dallas Bishop Edward J. Burns addressed the faithful of the diocese “with a heavy heart” late May 6 after at least eight people, including a child, were killed during a mass shooting that afternoon at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas.

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Sisters founded by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in New York vote to stop accepting new members, begin ‘path to completion’ 

NEW YORK (OSV News) — Sadness, relief and hope accompanied the April 13 decision by the Sisters of Charity of New York to embark on a “path to completion,” according to Sister Donna Dodge, president of the congregation founded by …

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