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  • Pope Francis: The humble service of a deacon tells of the greatness of God
    on June 19, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Pope Francis meets with deacons and their families at the Vatican on June 19, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA Vatican City, Jun 19, 2021 / 07:05 am (CNA). Pope Francis met with deacons and their families Saturday at the Vatican and encouraged them to help their parishes to recognize Jesus in the poor.“Deacons remind the Church that what Saint Thérèse discovered is true: the Church […]

  • Baja California legislature inserts same-sex marriage into state constitution
    on June 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Sara Valenti/Shutterstock Mexicali, Mexico, Jun 19, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). The Baja California legislature amended the state constitution Wednesday to include same-sex marriage, which pro-life activists have called a "grave attack against Baja California families."The Baja California legislature approved gay marriage by a vote of 18 to 4, with 1 abstention, on June 16.El Universal reported that […]

  • EU founding father Robert Schuman declared 'venerable' by Pope Francis
    on June 19, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Robert Schuman in August 1949. Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-19000-2453 (CC-BY-SA 3.0) Vatican City, Jun 19, 2021 / 05:45 am (CNA). Pope Francis has declared venerable the French statesman Robert Schuman, known as a key “founding father" of the European Union.After a June 19 meeting with Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the pope […]

  • Marian statue untouched by car bombing at army base in Colombia
    on June 19, 2021 at 11:19 am

    A statue of the Virgin Mary was unharmed by an attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of Colombia’s National Army. / Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro Altamiranda Cucuta, Colombia, Jun 19, 2021 / 05:19 am (CNA). A statue of the Virgin Mary was unharmed by an attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of Colombia’s National Army on Wednesday.A car bomb exploded June 16 at the military […]

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