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Greg Erlandson, the recently appointed editor of Catholic News Service, is shown here in a CNS file photo. (CNS photo /Nancy Wiechec) (Feb. 8, 2012)

On Sept. 12, Greg Erlandson will become the director and editor in chief of Catholic News Service.

The new Vatican department focuses on "integral human development," including healthcare, environmental issues, and migration, along with charitable works.

For those who ever saw Gene Wilder interviewed, there was something about him, his gentleness and soft-spokenness, that seemed somehow otherworldly

What will you do with this great and precious gift you’ve been given?

China's flag is seen as Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring

The Catholic Church's formal relationship with China broke off in 1951, but the Vatican secretary of state explains why that might be about to change.

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Elizabeth Dias, winner of the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters, talks to Kerry Weber and Eric Sundrup, S.J., about her career as a religion journalist, Mother Teresa's upcoming canonization, and Pope Francis.

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