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At Easter the stones of sin, despair are rolled away, pope says at vigil

As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said.

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Solitary confinement in U.S. prisons qualifies today as torture

The federal Justice Department report April 3 on prison conditions in Alabama told of "a high level of violence that is too common, cruel, of an unusual nature and pervasive."

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Singer-songwriter presents Crucifixion in concert

The award-winning vocalist, Tatiana "Tajci" Cameron, presented "I Thirst: The Crucifixion Story," on Palm Sunday, reinforcing the passion and death of Jesus evoked from the Gospel reading from Luke for that day.

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New York fundraising effort started to help restore Notre Dame Cathedral

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan announces a fundraising effort from St. Patrick's Cathedral April 18, 2019, to help support the restoration and rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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‘Their Calvary was lengthy’: Pope’s Stations recall those exploited

Recalling Jesus' death on the cross, Pope Francis led thousands on Good Friday in reflecting on the crosses of loneliness, fear and betrayal that crucify countless men, women and children in the world.

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Priest says outsiders caused riots that led to death in Northern Ireland

Lyra McKee, an independent journalist, was shot and killed Holy Thursday evening, while she covered a riot Londonderry, just on the border with the Irish Republic.

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