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    Sep 23, 2014

    Survivors of Albania's dictatorship give witness, move pope to tears

    By Carol Glatz
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photos/L'Osservatore Romano via EPA)

    TIRANA, Albania (CNS) -- Two survivors of Albania's communist crackdown against the church brought Pope Francis to tears with their stories during a vespers service in Tirana's cathedral Sept. 21.

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    Sep 22, 2014

    Marchers hope grass-roots action shows urgent need for climate solution


    (CNS photo/Peter Foley, EPA)

    By Beth Griffin, Catholic News Service
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Myriad Catholic groups joined a singing, chanting, sea of people who streamed along Manhattan's West Side Sept. 21

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    Sep 22, 2014

    Pope names panel to streamline marriage annulment process

    By Francis X. Rocca
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Two weeks before the start of an extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, the Vatican announced the formation of a special commission to reform the process of granting marriage annulments.

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    Sep 21, 2014

    Don't use God as 'armor' for waging violence, pope says in Albania


    (CNS photos/Paul Haring)

    By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
    TIRANA, Albania (CNS) -- In a world "where an authentic religious spirit is being perverted and where religious differences are being distorted and exploited," Albania is an "aspiring example" to everyone that peaceful coexistence is possible, Pope Francis said during a one-day visit to the country Sept. 21. 


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