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Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, gives the keynote address March 25 at the Florida Eucharistic Congress in Jacksonville. (CNS photo/Brandon Duncan, St. Augustine Catholic) See PIERRE-JESUS-TRANSFORM March 28, 2017.

Nuncio tells seminarians that ministry extends beyond ‘office hours’

April 25, 2017

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By Tim Puet, Catholic News Service

A boy holds a candle during an April 9 candlelight vigil for the victims of a bomb explosion at the Orthodox Church of St. George in Tanta, Egypt. Despite the ongoing risk of terrorism, Pope Francis planned to travel to Egypt April 28-29 as a sign of being close to the people there, said Greg Burke, Vatican spokesman. (CNS photo/EPA) See EGYPT-SECURITY April 24, 2017.

Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

April 25, 2017

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By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

A statue of Mary is carried through the crowd in 2013 at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal. (CNS photo/Paulo Cunha, EPA) See FATIMA-APPARITIONS April 18, 2017.

Fatima at 100: Story of apparitions continues to attract attention

April 24, 2017

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

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Pilgrims attend the Divine Mercy Sunday Liturgy April 23 at the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass. Commemorating Divine Mercy Sunday during the "Regina Coeli" that day, Pope Francis said St. John Paul II's establishment of the feast in 2000 was a "beautiful intuition" inspired by the Holy Spirit. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran) See POPE-DIVINE-MERCY April 24, 2017.

Mercy opens the door to understanding the mystery of God, pope says

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

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Third annual Pink Mass in Berkshire County

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Story and photos by David Martin

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Women pray and strengthen their faith at annual Catholic conference

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Story and photos by Julie Beaulieu

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Berkshire couple to be featured in documentary, ‘In the Name of Miracles’

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By Michelle Laque Johnson, Special to iObserve

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24 hours of mercy at UMass brings students closer to Christ

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Story and photos by Stephen Kiltonic

Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl speaks during an April 20 forum to release the findings of a study on responses to Christian persecution. The event was at the National Press Club in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See CAESARS-SWORD-CHRISTIANS April 20, 2017, and CAESARS-SWORD-SYMPOSIUM to come.

Make persecution ‘difficult for others to ignore,’ cardinal says

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By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service

Three priests from the Diocese of Peoria, Ill., plan to ride their bicycles across the diocese, a trek of 350 miles, from April 24-28 to inspire prayers for vocations. The "Priests Pedaling for Prayers" are Fathers Tom Otto, Adam Cesarek, and Michael Pica. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Peoria's Office of Priestly Vocations) See VOCATIONS-PRIESTS-PEDALING April 21, 2017.

Pedaling priests to bike across Peoria Diocese seeking vocation prayers

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By Jennifer Willems, Catholic News Service

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