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Pope Francis leads the "Regina Coeli" prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 21. The pope concluded the traditional Sunday prayer by announcing that he intends to create five new cardinals at a June 28 consistory. The new cardinals are from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos and El Salvador. (CNS photo/Massimo Percossi, EPA) See POPE-CARDINALS-JUNE May 21, 2017.

Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador

May 22, 2017

WORLD
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

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Elms graduates look forward to next challenge

May 22, 2017

REGIONAL
Story and photos by: Julie Beaulieu

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk to clergymen during their visit to Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher May 22. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)  See TRUMP-JERUSALEM-HOLY-SEPULCHER May 22, 2017.

Trump arrives in Holy Land, visits Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall

WORLD
By Judith Sudilovsky, Catholic News Service

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops building in seen in Washington May 8. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Immigration, religious liberty and synod on agenda for bishops’ meeting

NATIONAL
By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service

Women laugh as they listen to a keynote speaker during a leadership forum for young Catholic women in 2016 at The Catholic University of America in Washington. In dioceses across the U.S., the 300 attendees are now implementing their "action plans," new initiatives inspired by their gifts, interests and leadership skills.(CNS photo/Bob Roller) See GIVEN-INITIATIVES May 19, 2017.

Catholic young women launch self-led initiatives across U.S. after forum

NATIONAL
By Anna Capizzi, Catholic News Service

Deacon Ordination 1

Nine men ordained as permanent deacons, ready to serve

REGIONAL
Story by Carolee McGrath

Pope Francis greets residents as he gives an Easter blessing to a home in a public housing complex in Ostia, a Rome suburb on the Mediterranean Sea, May 19. Continuing his Mercy Friday visits, the pope blessed a dozen homes in Ostia. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) See POPE-MERCY-FRIDAY-BLESSING May 19, 2017.

Pope goes door to door, blessing the homes of the poor

WORLD
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis are seen in this composite photo. The two leaders are scheduled to meet at the Vatican May 24. (CNS photos/Reuters and Paul Haring) See POPE-TRUMP-EXPECTATIONS May 24, 2017.

Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

WORLD
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a revised executive order for a U.S. travel ban March 6 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. The executive order temporarily bans refugees from certain majority-Muslim countries, and now excludes Iraq. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters) See REFUGEE-TRAVEL-BAN-REVISED March 6, 2017.

Another court weighs future of Trump travel ban

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By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service

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