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  • Was it a mistake to lift the arms embargo against Vietnam?

    Washington D.C., May 23, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- As the U.S. lifted its decades-long arms embargo with Vietnam during President Barack Obama’s visit there, human rights advocates argued that the country had not sufficiently improved its human rights ...

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  • Was it a mistake to lift the arms embargo against Vietnam?

    Washington D.C., May 23, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- As the U.S. lifted its decades-long arms embargo with Vietnam during President Barack Obama’s visit there, human rights advocates argued that the country had not sufficiently improved its human rights ...

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  • After war, Ebola, school funding is critical need, priest says

    ISTANBUL (CNS) -- The children of Sierra Leone, victims of a bloody 10-year civil war and more lately of Ebola, need help returning to school, Father Peter Konteh told sponsors of a new U.N. educational initiative. "First, there were the children who ...

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  • Priest in Vietnam released before Obama's visit

    HUE, Vietnam (CNS) -- Father Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly, a human rights campaigner jailed by Vietnamese authorities, was released from prison three days ahead of the May 22 arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama. In photos released by the Archdiocese of ...

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  • Havana's new archbishop says post brings fear and trust

    HAVANA (CNS) -- God's ways can be mysterious and sometimes frightening, but faith means trusting God, said the new archbishop of Havana. After receiving a pastoral staff from retired Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino of Havana, the city's new archbishop ...

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A new public appearance by Benedict XVI? Maybe so, his secretary reveals


Vatican City, May 23, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- Former Pope Benedict XVI could appear in public once again on June 29, the 65th anniversary of his priestly ordination. Speaking after the May 20 presentation of a book dedicated to Benedict XVI’s pontificate, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the Pontifical Household and private secretary to the retired Pope, said that “there will be another occasion to see the Pope emeritus in public.”

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Court remands two HHS challenges to lower courts 'in light of Zubik'


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court in orders issued May 23 remanded two Catholic entities' legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate back to the lower courts. The high court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari for two plaintiffs -- the Catholic Health Care System, an umbrella for four Catholic institutions affiliated with the Archdiocese of New York, and the Michigan Catholic Conference.

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Havana's new archbishop says post brings fear and trust


HAVANA (CNS) -- God's ways can be mysterious and sometimes frightening, but faith means trusting God, said the new archbishop of Havana. After receiving a pastoral staff from retired Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino of Havana, the city's new archbishop told a huge congregation -- including officials of the communist government -- "You will understand that I'm scared. I do not understand the mystery of why I'm here or why the Holy Spirit chose me."

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