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Preview: Gather the light of ecological guidance: one Quaker's perspective

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Keith Helmuth has had reason to cry over the ecological landscape of Earth, his common home, these last 70-plus years. From the window of a jetliner on a clear, moonlit night, Helmuth spied the vast expanse of the Amazon watershed, where down below the scale of the destruction of clear-cut rain forest was “stunning,” he recalled.

Catholics surge in Africa but priest shortages persist in other parts of the globe

The number of Catholics worldwide is rising fastest in Africa while the church continues to suffer from a shortage of priests in some parts of the world. According to the Vatican’s latest statistics, the number of Catholics globally rose 1 percent, to 1.3 billion, in 2015.

Pope recognizes miracle attributed to Fatima visionaries

Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, thus paving the way for their canonization.

Francis signed the decree for the causes of Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto during a meeting March 23 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, the Vatican said.  

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