Children jump on a trampolines in 2016 in Johannesburg. Most of Christianity's future growth is likely to be in the global South, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where the Christian population is relatively young, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. (CNS photo/Kim Ludbrook, EPA)

Pew study shows Christianity’s growth will be in global South

Most of Christianity's future growth is likely to be in the global South, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where the Christian population is relatively young, according to a new analysis from the U.S.-based Pew Research Center.

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Catholic News Service

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 5. The pope strongly condemned a chemical attack in Syria the previous day that left 70 people dead. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope horrified by ‘unacceptable massacre’ in Syria

Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead.

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Catholic News Service

People cross a street flooded by the Piura River March 27 in Peru. Catholics participating in the Peoples Climate Movement march April 29 in the nation's capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss the issue of climate change. (CNS photo/Edwin Zapata Alvarado, EPA)

Catholics to open climate march with Mass, prayer, Capitol Hill visits

Catholics participating in the Peoples Climate Movement march in the nation's capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill as part of two days of activities.

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Catholic News Service

Maddyson Holmes, 10, Kahryn Phelps, 10, and Ava Shinners, 8, fill bottles in late February at a special water fountain at the Bishop John A. Marshall School in Morrisville, Vt. The fountain is designed to refill water bottles. (CNS photo/Cori Fugere Urban, Vermont Catholic)

Vermont Catholic school takes responsibility to care for earth seriously

Earth Day 2017 will be observed throughout the world April 22, but for the students, faculty and staff at Bishop John A. Marshall School in Morrisville in the Burlington Diocese, every school day is Earth Day.

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Catholic News Service

Pope Francis talks with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during a private audience April 4 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Vincenzo Pinto, pool via Reuters)

Pope Francis meets Britain’s Prince Charles at the Vatican

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, met April 4 with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

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Catholic News Service

Deacon Steve Mitchell, who ministers in the Archdiocese of Detroit, is pictured in a Feb. 22 photo. He is the national director of Alpha for Catholics. Deacon Mitchell says Alpha, a worldwide Christian course, is a way "to explore life's biggest questions through the lens of Christian faith." (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)

As evangelization tool, Alpha course lays foundation for discipleship

Speaking with lay staff and priests in St. Paul, national Alpha for Catholics director Deacon Steve Mitchell described five-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady as one who expressed the question that the Alpha course seeks to answer.

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People pass a Planned Parenthood clinic March 17 in New York City. The U.S. Senate voted March 30 to let states cut off funds for Planned Parenthood. (CNS photo/Justin Lane, EPA)

Bill passes to allow states to redirect funds away from abortion clinics

The Senate voted late March 30 to override a rule change made by in the last days of the Obama administration that prevented states from redirecting Title X family planning funding away from clinics that performed abortions and to community clinics that provide comprehensive health care.

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People attend Pope Francis' celebration of Mass at Monza Park near Milan March 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope asks children to promise Jesus they will never be bullies

Pope Francis asked 45,000 children preparing for confirmation to promise Jesus they would never engage in bullying.

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Catholic News Service

Pope Francis is accompanied by Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan as he greets people during a meeting with clergy and religious at the Duomo in Milan March 25. The pope was making a one day visit to Milan. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Spread hope, preach Christ, don’t worry about numbers, pope says

Visiting Milan, the center of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister to them.

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Catholic News Service

A portrait of Blessed Oscar Romero is displayed March 23 in Rome's Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere. (CNS photo/Junno Arocho Esteves)

No date yet for Blessed Romero canonization, archbishop says

While documentation regarding an alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero is being studied at the Vatican, there is no date scheduled for his canonization, the archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador, said.

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Catholic News Service