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A demonstrator holds a crucifix during a protest against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua May 15, 2018. (OSV News photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)

‘You can’t silence the Gospel’ amid Nicaragua’s repression, says woman religious

Indignation. That's what she said she feels when she hears Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, the country's vice president, refer to themselves as Christians.
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Visitors take a group photo in front of a roadway that separates Castel Sant'Angelo from Via della Conciliazione, the wide boulevard leading to St. Peter's Square in Rome July 30, 2023. On an average workday, some 3,800 vehicles travel this road each hour. The city of Rome plans to create an underground roadway for vehicle traffic with the aim of turning the entire area above ground into a car-free zone in time for Holy Year 2025. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)

Jubilee years encourage holier heart, prettier city

When a Holy Year is proclaimed, the Catholic Church gets busy preparing for a year of big religious celebrations, organized pilgrimages and special initiatives to help deepen faith.
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Pope Francis greets Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of Juba, South Sudan, as the pontiff celebrates Mass at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba Feb. 5, 2023. The pope announced during his July 9 Angelus that Archbishop Ameyu Mulla will become a cardinal. (OSV News photo/Catholic Press Photo/Vatican Media)

Cardinal-designate from South Sudan seen as peacemaker in ethnic conflicts

When the next consistory convenes at the Vatican on Sept. 30, a South Sudanese archbishop -- whose installation met stiff resistance -- will be among the 21 recipients of the red hat.
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Pope Francis smiles during an audience with members of Confindustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry, and members of their families, in the Vatican audience hall Sept. 12, 2022. (OSV News photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters)

Pope hospitalized for respiratory infection, Vatican says

After having difficulty breathing, Pope Francis went to Rome's Gemelli hospital March 29 where he was diagnosed with a respiratory infection, the Vatican press office said.
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