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Blind Woman sees again after Venerating before the relics of St. Charbel

Dafne Gutierrez, a blind-mother of three who live in Arizona had regained her sight again after venerating before relic of St, Charbel and receiving blessing from the Parish Priest of St. Joesph Maronite Catholic Church in Phoenix. “There was somebody [on the right] touching me,” she told her sister-in-law, who responded, “But there was nobody close to you.” “And ever since






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Showdown in the Philippines

Only one cardinal had their own campaign song at the last conclave. Not an official one, of course: presumably that would result in an early flight home. The anthem was written by a Filipino rapper called Latigo and set to the tune of “YMCA” by the Village People. (One wonders whether the arranger knew this






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Rev. Sister Cecilia Maria who died with a Smiling face

Pictures of a young Argentinian nun – smiling and serene though dying from a devastating battle with cancer – have erupted on social media, with thousands sharing the images and heartfelt prayers. Sister Cecilia Maria (General Curia of the Discalced Carmelites). Sister Cecilia Maria lived in Saints Teresa and Joseph Monastery in Santa Fe, Argentina,






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Catholics and Orthodox must show each other mercy, says Pope

Professing the same faith in the mercy of God, Catholics and Orthodox must do more to ensure mercy marks the way they treat each other, Pope Francis told a delegation from the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. “If, as Catholics and Orthodox, we wish to proclaim together the marvels of God’s mercy to the whole






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Former Holy Land ‘custos’ named apostolic administrator of Jerusalem

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem and appointed Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, former “custos” of the Holy Land, as the apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The Franciscan will serve as apostolic administrator until the appointment of a new patriarch and he will be elevated to






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President-elect says he will promote birth control in Philippines

The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has pledged to promote contraception, a month after downplaying reports that he would pursue an aggressive family planning programme. Duterte reiterated his belief that three children should be the maximum number for families, and joked about amputating men’s genitalia. He also alluded to his policies as mayor of Davao,






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