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What will happen at the Vatican when Trump meets Pope Francis? NCR Vatican correspondent Joshua McElwee gives an insiders account of what to expect one heads of state meets the pope. It's not all pomp and protocol.

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Meanwhile, work at the Vatican continues: Francis names five new cardinals, including associate of Oscar Romero New cardinals come from places as far apart as Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain and El Salvador. "[The] provenance [for the new cardinals] ... expresses the spread of Catholicism across the globe," Francis told crowds in St Peter's Square Sunday.

NCR Editorial: An archdiocese's recent bans on yoga and Girl Scouts leads NCR to say The enemy is not the secular world, it is fear

Immaculata, Pennsylvania (near Philadephia) — Immaculata University installs first president who isn't a woman religious or a priest.

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Some Notre Dame graduates walk out over VP Mike Pence speechIntroducing Pence, University President Rev. John I. Jenkins said "political leaders are necessary for society, and we must strive with them to serve the common good." Referring to "a fractured nation, with deep divisions and raw political feelings," Jenkins said injustice must be challenged; "But we must also listen to those who disagree, care for the bonds that join us together and find ways to build a society where all can flourish."

Phoenix, Arizona — Arizona Catholic Conference tallies wins ins 2017 legislative sessions Declares victory in School Choice Bill, Pro-Life and Conscience Bills, Vulnerable Populations Protected.

Manchester, New Hampshire — Roman Catholic Bishop Peter Libasci on Sunday told a Spanish-speaking parish that he planned to inquire on how he could visit undocumented immigrants held in detention in Dover.

ICYMI: Women bloggers spark an evangelical 'crisis of authority'

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