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Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins

Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins

Thursday 29 June 2017

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinals are not called to be ‘princes’ of the church, but to serve the people of God and tackle the sins of the world, Pope Francis told five new cardinals.
Jesus ‘calls you to serve like him and with him, to serve the father and your brothers and sisters,’ the pope said as he created five new cardinals from five nations on the 28 June.

South Sudan churches decry warring factions for ignoring people's needs

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Catholic News Service  (CNS photo/David Lewis, Reuters) 
 
The heads of the member churches of the South Sudan Council of Churches criticised the country's political leaders ‘on all sides’ for placing political and personal interests above the needs of ordinary people, which they said has led to economic decline, famine and ongoing violence.
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