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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


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