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World Youth Day Panama

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Next World Youth Day in Panama in 2019, says Pope

Pope Francis has announced that the next World Youth Day, the Catholic youth festival, will be held in Panama in 2019. "I am happy to announce that the next World Youth Day will take place in 2019 in Panama," he said at the end of a mass attended by over 2.5 million pilgrims near the city of Krakow in Poland. It will be the first time a pope visits the Central American country since Pope John Paul II's trip there […]

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Fr Jacques Hamel's

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Priest’s throat slit by ‘IS soldiers’ during Holy Mass in France

Catholic Church attacked and Priest was killed by IS soldier in a horrifying event. An 84-year-old priest, Fr. Jacques Hamel was killed and four other people taken hostage by two armed men, who claimed to IS, who stormed his church in northern France. The two attackers slit Fr Jacques Hamel's throat during a morning Mass. Police later surrounded the church, and shot dead both hostage-takers. One of the hostages is in a critical condition in a nearby hospital. The Archbishop […]

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Pope Francis pets a tiger, and both show mercy

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis got to pet a tiger cub and was treated to an acrobatics performance on Thursday (June 16) in the Vatican’s latest and perhaps most unusual celebration for the Jubilee of Mercy. The Argentine pontiff smiled as he stroked the 6-month old tiger, though both Francis and the big cat seemed wary of each other at first. But a minder distracted the tiger with a feeding bottle and the pope later joked about the experience. Read […]

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