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Pilgrims walk on their knees at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal in this 2012 file photo. (CNS photo/Rafael Marchante, Reuters) See POPE-FATIMA-MIRACLE March 23, 2017.

Pope recognizes miracle attributed to Fatima visionaries

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

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Pope releases message for local World Youth Day 2017 events

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Men religious watch a ceremony in Jerusalem's Old City marking the end of restoration work on the site of Jesus' tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher March 22. (CNS photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Reuters) See JERUSALEM-EDICULE-REOPEN March 22, 2017.

Church leaders: Restoration on Jesus’ tomb signals new cooperation

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By Judith Sudilovsky, Catholic News Service

Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and former IRA leader-turned-peacemaker, died early March 21 at age 66. He is pictured in a 1998 photo. (CNS photo/Paul Hacket, Reuters) See OBIT-MCGUINESS March 21, 2017.

Northern Ireland political leader Martin McGuinness dies at 66

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By Michael Kelly, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis appears for the first time on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 13, 2013. March 13 marked the fourth anniversary of the Argentine cardinal's election as pope. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Nuncio: Evangelization, mercy, encounter mark pope’s first four years

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By Beth Griffin, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-DIGNITY March 15, 2017.

Shady business deals that threaten employment a ‘grave sin,’ pope says

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis greets a new priest during a 2015 ordination Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See FRANCIS-DIE-ZEIT March 10, 2017.

Priests and marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis greets a family during a March 12 visit at the Rome parish of St. Magdalene of Canossa. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) See POPE-PARISH-LENT March 13, 2017.

Sin is scary, but God is always ready to forgive, pope says

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Marguerite Barankitse of Burundi speaks during the Voices of Faith gathering March 8 at the Vatican. The event, held on International Women's Day, had the theme "Stirring the Waters-Making the Impossible Possible." (CNS photo/Massimiliano Migliorato, Catholic Press Photo)

Vatican forum calls for church, world to heed women’s voices

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis attends the first day of his Lenten retreat at the Pauline Fathers' retreat center in Ariccia, 20 miles southeast of Rome, March 5. The pope and top members of the Roman Curia are on retreat from March 5-10. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) See POPE-LENT-RETREAT March 6, 2017.

God’s voice is heard through humility, Franciscan tells pope, Curia

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

People gather as Pope Francis leads the Angelus March 5 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Giorgio Onorati, EPA) See POPE-ANGELUS-BIBLE March 5, 2017.

Bible, like cellphone, should be carried always, pope says

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, pictured in 2014, has dismissed accusations that some Vatican officials are resisting recommendations on best practices for protecting children and vulnerable adults from clergy sex abuse.  (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See VATICAN-ABUSE-MULLER March 6, 2017.

Cardinal: Alleged Vatican resistance to child protection a ‘cliche’

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome March 1. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-ASHES March 1, 2017.

Pope: Lent breathes life into world asphyxiated by sin

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

A crucifix is seen as Pope Francis prepares to greet the disabled during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 1. Also pictured is the pope's aide, Sandro Mariotti. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-HOPE March 1, 2017.

Lent is time to relive exodus from slavery to freedom, pope says

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service