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  • Chinese priests, nuns spend years in U.S. to prepare for leadership

    RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (CNS) -- As Pope Francis' plane was cruising through Chinese airspace in mid-August en route to his first visit to the Far East, 20 Chinese priests and nuns were assembling halfway around the globe at a retreat house in the United States, ...

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  • Chinese priests, nuns spend years in U.S. to prepare for leadership

    RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (CNS) -- As Pope Francis' plane was cruising through Chinese airspace in mid-August en route to his first visit to the Far East, 20 Chinese priests and nuns were assembling halfway around the globe at a retreat house in the United States, ...

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  • Wartime pontiff started tradition of papal peacemaking

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Among the various World War I-related anniversaries of this centennial year, the election of Pope Benedict XV, 100 years ago Sept. 3, is apt to be one of the less widely observed. Pope Benedict XV is the most obscure of the nine ...

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  • Experts say papal visit to China not likely in near future

    STONY BROOK, N.Y. (CNS) -- What are the prospects of the world witnessing a papal motorcade driving through the streets of Beijing in the near future? Not very good, say experts who closely follow the church in China. "As greatly as the Chinese people ...

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  • Little League player says team has 'a lot to be thankful for'

    PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Although Philadelphia's Taney Dragons didn't walk away with the Little League World Series title, they captured the country's attention by making it to the quarterfinals and have been honored as heroes in their home city. At some ...

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  • Syriac patriarch calls Islamic State actions 'attempted genocide'

    BEIRUT (CNS) -- Returning from a visit to the Kurdish region of Iraq, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan called the Islamic State invasion "pure and simple religious cleansing and attempted genocide." "What we, the five patriarchs, saw ...

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