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Children sit in a shelter during shelling Feb. 3 in Donetsk, Ukraine. The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church called on the international community to "stop the aggressor" in Ukraine's "forgotten conflict" and help the 1 million children in need of humanitarian assistance. (CNS photo/Alexander Ermochenko, EPA) See UKRAINE-CHILDREN-VATICAN Feb. 22, 2017.

Help stop war in Ukraine, aid children in need, says church leader

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By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

Refugees from Eritrea tell Pope Francis about their journey to safety during a meeting Feb. 21 at the Vatican with participants in the VI International Forum on Migration and Peace. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano) See POPE-SCALABRINI-MIGRANTS Feb. 21, 2017.

Populism fueling self-centered rejection of migrants, pope says

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

A Congolese mine worker carries gold rich earth out of a pit for water processing in 2009 in Chudja. Church leaders say telling companies they no longer have to disclose whether their firms use "conflict minerals" would be a bad move. (CNS photo/Marc Hofer, EPA) See CONFLICT-MINERALS-POTENTIAL-ORDER Feb. 17, 2017.

Church leaders hope Trump does not repeal conflict-minerals provisions

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By Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis waves during his general audience in Paul VI hall  at the Vatican Feb. 15. (CNS photo/Claudio Peri, EPA) See POPE-AUDIENCE-HOPE Feb. 15, 2017.

Even in dark times, never lose hope in God’s love, pope says

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Family members embrace during a massive reunion called "Abrazos, No Muros" (Hugs, Not Walls) Jan. 28. Canadian refugee advocates expect to see a slight increase in border crossings from the U.S. as it toughens its immigration enforcement. (CNS photo/David Maung) See CANADA-ASYLUM-SEEKERS Feb. 15, 2017.

Advocates expect to see more asylum seekers cross U.S.-Canadian border

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By Michael Swan, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis waves during a meeting with participants in the Indigenous Peoples' Forum of the International Fund for Agricultural Development Feb. 15 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout) See POPE-INDIGENOUS-RIGHTS Feb. 15, 2017.

Consult, respect indigenous peoples and their land, pope says

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Sister Teresa of the pop band Siervas is seen playing her bass guitar during an undated concert. Sister Teresa and 11 other women, who are members of the Servants of the Plan of God, have taken their inspirational music to other countries but also do social service work in Peru. (CNS photo/courtesy Lukas Isaac) See PERU-SINGING-SISTERS Feb. 14, 2017.

For members of Siervas, ministry spans service, music for the soul

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By Jane Chambers, Catholic News Service

Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, is pictured in a 2000 photo. Bishop Virgilio Antunes of Coimbra, Portugal, formally closed the local phase of investigation into her life and holiness Feb. 13 in the Carmelite convent of St. Teresa in Coimbra, where she resided until her death in 2005 at the age of 97. (CNS photo/Paulo Carrico, EPA) See FATIMA-LUCIA-CAUSE Feb. 14, 2017.

Diocesan phase of Fatima visionary’s sainthood cause completed

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis leads the 18th meeting of his Council of Cardinals at the Vatican Feb. 13. Seated to the left of the pope are: Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, Italy, secretary of the council; Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, coordinator of the council; Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India; Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, retired archbishop of Santiago, Chile; Cardinal George Pell, head of the Secretariat for the Economy. Seated at right are: Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state; Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany; Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston; Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, Congo; Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, president of the commission governing Vatican City State. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout) See CARDINALS-POPE-SUPPORT Feb. 13, 2017.

Council of Cardinals publicly expresses support of pope

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Archbishop Henryk Hoser of Warsaw-Praga, Poland, has been appointed by Pope Francis as special envoy to Medjugorje, the site of alleged Marian apparitions. A Vatican statement said his role would be to study the pastoral situation in Medjugorje. Archbishop Hoser is pictured at the Vatican in this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-MEDJURORGE-PASTORAL Feb. 13, 2017.

Pope names envoy to study pastoral care of faithful in Medjugorje

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis greets newlyweds Marco and Stefania Damiani of Rome during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 8. Each week dozens of newlyweds from around the world meet the pope and receive a special papal blessing at the general audience. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See VATICAN-LETTER-NEWLYWEDS Feb. 9, 2017.

Celebrating marriage: Newlyweds look to pope for blessings, strength

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis holds a booklet with an image of Sudanese St. Josephine Margaret Bakhita during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 8. Marking the feast of St. Bakhita, a former slave, the pope urged Christians to help victims of trafficking and migrants. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-TRAFFICKING Feb. 8, 2017.

At audience, pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis leads the Angelus Feb. 5 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Giorgio Onorati, EPA) See POPE-ANGELUS-LIFE Feb. 6, 2017.

Culture of life the only answer to throwaway logic, pope says

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Religious hold candles as Pope Francis celebrates Mass marking the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 2. The Mass also marked the World Day for Consecrated Life. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-PRESENTATION-RELIGIOUS Feb. 2, 2017.

Dream, prophesy, don’t focus just on survival, pope tells religious

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service