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US House Speaker and Catholic Paul Ryan raises the gavel during the opening session of the new Congress on Capitol Hill. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

A third of the US Congress is Catholic

The proportion represents a rise in Catholics and a fall in the number of Protestants in recent decades

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-Jung's message marked the 2,560th anniversary of Buddha's birth (CNS)

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Cardinal-designate Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar

Burmese Buddhist nationalists have been targeting Muslim groups