• Bishop: South Sudan has become 'the place where God weeps'

    SEATTLE (CNS) -- South Sudan's civil war has taken a brutal turn, despite appeals from the country's church leaders to stop the violence. In the oil hub of Bentiu, rebels loyal to ousted Vice President Riek Machar, an ethnic Nuer, killed more than 200 ...

  • Holy Fathers: Is being pope a shortcut to sainthood?

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "They call me Holy Father and that is what I must be," the future St. John XXIII wrote in his diary. A nun who worked in the papal apartments with the future St. John Paul II saw him tired one day and said, "I'm worried about Your ...

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