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Sign of peace at Mass: Vatican says it stays put, but urges education

August 1, 2014 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The sign of peace at Mass has not always led to serenity among liturgists or within the congregations gathered each Sunday in Catholic churches around the world. After nine years of study and consultation, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has told Latin-rite bishops around the…

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On St. Ignatius feast, pope meets family of Jesuit kidnapped in Syria

August 1, 2014 ROME (CNS) — Pope Francis, a Jesuit, celebrated the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola by meeting the family of a Jesuit kidnapped in Syria a year ago and joining them and priests at the Jesuit headquarters for lunch. Jesuit Father Giuseppe Bellucci said the pope had “communicated at the last minute”…

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