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World meeting will engage all of society to help strengthen families

Philly-in-Rome-WEB.jpgVATICAN CITY (CNS) — The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year will be open to families and people of different faiths, including no faith at all, to engage the wider society in dialogue and to serve and strengthen all families, organizers said. The gathering Sept. 22-27, 2015, “is meant to be a gift not just for Catholics in Philadelphia, but for every person of good will in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the surrounding regions and the wider world,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.


Pope to politicians: Follow God's love, reject self-serving corruption

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis warned government officials against abandoning the path of God's love and liberating salvation for the dead-end road of self-righteous corruption.


In a Two-Month Span, Pope Francis Names Two Fort Worth Catholic Diocese Priests as Bishops

His Holiness Pope Francis on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 named Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Berg, 62, presently the diocesan administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, as the fifth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo.