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South Sudan Church leaders urge talks to end country’s violence

Thousands of internally displaced people take refuge at a Catholic church in Malakal, South Sudan earlier this year (CNS)

‘We are disheartened by the tendency of our leaders to use war and violence,’ say Church officials in statement

Bishop Egan says uncharitable use of social media a ‘grave matter’

Using social media for abuse or to attack the reputations of other people is a direct sin against the Eighth Commandment, said Bishop Egan (PA) Below: Bishop Egan (CNS)

Bishop of Portsmouth asks Catholics to use Lent as a time to repent of sins committed on social media

Beloved retired Ukrainian Catholic priest dies at 102

Msgr Stephen Hrynuck, a priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, who died last week (CNS)

Msgr Stephen Hrynuck was known as ‘the holy little priest from the Church with the golden domes’

Medical experts approve miracle attributed to Archbishop Sheen

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Photo: CNS)

Doctors say there is no natural explanation for survival of child delivered stillborn

Pope prepares to leave Rome for Lenten retreat

Pope Francis (CNS)

The retreat will take place at Pauline Fathers’ retreat and conference centre in Ariccia

Not understanding Church teaching on marriage is not an excuse to change it, says cardinal

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, right, speaks at the presentation of his book "Poor for the poors, the mission of the Church", in Vatican City, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. At left Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, said ignorance about the Church is lamentable

Coptic Orthodox Church condemns killing of Egyptians in Libya

A Coptic Orthodox bishop surveys a damaged church in Minya, Egypt last year (CNS)

According to reports, seven Christians shot by ‘armed Libyan militia’

Bishops in southern Congo denounce increasing violence

Civilians displaced by fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (CNS)

Young people forced to become child soldiers, say bishops

Bishops set out difficulties facing Japanese Catholics

Japanese women bow in prayer (CNS)

Japanese Catholics make up less than one percent of the country’s population

Cardinals give Pope recommendations on Vatican bank

The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank (CNS)

Council of Cardinals advise Francis on reform of Vatican bureaucracy