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Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 17. Terrorists killed at least 12 and injured more than 50 others.

Vatican City

Pope offers prayers for victims of terrorist attack in Barcelona

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left at least 12 people dead and injured dozens of others. “With great concern the Holy Father has learned about what is happening in Barcelona. The pope prays for the victims of this attack and wants to express […] Full Story

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Local News

  • Atlanta

    An interview with ‘Bishop Ned’

    ATLANTA—The spacious office on the third floor of the Chancery is mostly empty, awaiting the belongings and activities of its new owner. In the time since his announcement May 18 as the new auxiliary bishop of Atlanta, Bishop Bernard E. “Ned” Shlesinger III has moved to Atlanta from Philadelphia, where he had served as the […] Full Story

  • Raleigh

    Two thousand witness history at dedication of new Raleigh cathedral

    RALEIGH, N.C. (CNS)—The Diocese of Raleigh began the day with the smallest Catholic cathedral in the continental United States. But when the July 26 dedication of a new cathedral concluded, the diocese was home to one of the largest in the country. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge said of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, “(People) are […] Full Story | En Español

  • Flowery Branch

    Nicaragua mission trips inspire three friends to become doctors

    FLOWERY BRANCH—Serving the poor in Nicaragua inspired three young women, all onetime parishioners of Prince of Peace Church, to choose careers in medicine. Rachel Johnson, Alex Olney and Anna Sulimirski Strasma all began volunteering as children with Amigos for Christ, a nonprofit organization that grew out of a youth group project at Prince of Peace […] Full Story | En Español

  • Atlanta

    Pastor’s life spent in rural, Hispanic N.C. communities

    ATLANTA—After remarks in English at the press conference announcing his appointment as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Bishop Bernard E. “Ned” Shlesinger spoke to Hispanic Catholics by sharing a few words in Spanish. Bishop Shlesinger first studied Spanish as a student at Mount Vernon High School in Virginia. Once entering the seminary for […] Full Story | En Español