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Pope Francis Thanks Media for Taking the Church to Task

ROME — “I want to tell you how much I respect your work, the Church respects it, even when you touch a sore point, and the sore point may be in the ecclesial community,” Pope Francis told journalists Saturday.

Pope Francis is surrounded by journalists and aides as he arrives to celebrate a Holy Mass on Knyaz Alexander I square in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, on May 5, 2019. - Pope Francis arrived in Bulgaria, where he will meet members of the tiny Catholic community, but the main Orthodox …

Gunmen Kill Six, Burn Down Catholic Church in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO (AFP) – Gunmen killed a priest and five church-goers during mass on Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and local official said.

A picture take on October 30, 2018 shows Burkinabe gendarmes sitting on their vehicle in the city of Ouhigouya in the north of the country. - Two Burkinabe soldiers were killed and three wounded in the night of November 5, 2018 in Nassoumbou, northern Burkina Faso, near the Malian border, …

Vatican: Both Jesus and Buddha Promoted ‘the Dignity of Women’

“Both Buddhism and Christianity have taught that women and men are equal in dignity, and both have played an important role in the advancement of women,” said the Vatican’s department of interreligious dialogue in a letter released Saturday.

Buddhist monk carry colorful lanterns as they celebrate the forthcoming birthday of Buddha at Jogye temple on May 7, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. Buddha was born approximately 2,560 years ago, and although the exact date is unknown, Buddha's official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in …

Pope Francis: Clericalism Began with the Apostles

Christians must embrace the “imbalance” of the gospel rather than trying to put everything in order, Pope Francis said Thursday, which leads to a “dictatorship of functionalism.”

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Sunday Mass Canceled in Sri Lanka After Archbishop Warned of Possible Attacks

The archbishop of Colombo announced on Thursday that Sunday Mass will be canceled in his district this weekend due to ongoing security concerns. Catholic schools will also remain closed until further notice, while public schools in Sri Lanka will reopen on Monday with armed security.

Suicide bombers fuel fears among Sri Lanka's majority Buddhists