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Pope Francis poses for photo with inmates from a detention and treatment center in Eboli, Italy, during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 22.CNS photo/Paul Haring
Pope Francis poses for photo with inmates from a detention and treatment center in Eboli, Italy, during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 22.

Vatican City

Pope calls for abolition of death penalty, life in prison

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called a “penal populism” that promises to solve society’s problems by punishing crime instead of pursuing social justice. “It is impossible to imagine that states today cannot make use of another means than capital punishment […] Full Story

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Local News

  • Atlanta

    555 students being aided by Grace Scholars; 2015 donors urged to use ‘early bird’ process

    ATLANTA—Grace Obiofuma was among 15 Grace Scholar students who graduated from Atlanta archdiocesan high schools in May. A standout student and campus leader, she was the salutatorian in her class at St. Pius X High School in Atlanta and now attends Princeton University. Obiofuma, 18, who aspires to a career in medicine, said the financial […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Sudanese ‘Lost Boy’ in Atlanta hopes his story helps native country

    ATLANTA—Majok Marier was tending to his family’s cattle herd when he heard the gunshots. Soldiers were attacking his family’s village. He fled. Along with tens of thousands of others who became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan, he for years evaded lions, fled gunmen, and found shelter beneath trees and nourishment from eating grass. […] Full Story

  • Newnan

    Daughter remembers her mother making rosaries for Korean War soldiers

    NEWNAN—In Claire Berube’s childhood home, it was not unusual to see dozens and dozens of cord rosaries draped over the arms of chairs. Berube, a parishioner of St. George Church in Newnan, grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts. During the Korean War, Berube’s mother, Blanche Lippe, began making cord rosaries to send to American soldiers. “I […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    ‘Culture of vocations’ supports people to hear God’s call in their lives

    ATLANTA—In November, Catholics will observe National Vocations Awareness Week. Pope Francis, in his November 2013 apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium,” (“The Joy of the Gospel”), underlined the continued need to build a culture of vocations. “The fraternal life and fervor of the community can awaken in the young a desire to consecrate themselves completely to God […] Full Story