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20160923T1015 0439 CNS VATICAN SAINTS MIRACLES 800St. Peter's Basilica is seen during sunset in Rome in this Oct. 20, 2011, file photo. Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints' Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In an effort to ensure transparency as well as historical and scientific accuracy, Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints' Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.

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WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN NEWS) – New clarifications about Department of Veterans Affairs rules have resolved a dispute about religious Christmas carols, gifts and displays in veterans’ hospitals, a chaplains’ group has said.

20160920T1320 5292 CNS MEXICO PRIESTS MURDER 800The bodies of Fathers Alejo Nabor Jimenez Juarez and Jose Alfredo Juarez de la Cruz are seen along a roadside Sept. 19 in the Mexican state of Veracruz. (CNS photo/Diario Marcha, Handout via EPA)

MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- Two priests were kidnapped and killed in the Mexican state of Veracruz, raising the death toll of prelates murdered in Mexico to 14 in less than four years.

20160920T1042 5279 CNS REFUGEES RELIGIOUS CARE 800Petra Hueck, director of the International Catholic Migration Commission office in Europe, speaks during a high-level side event Sept. 19 at the United Nations on the role of religious organizations in responding to the ongoing refugee and migration crisis affecting many areas of the world. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) -- Religious organizations and local faith communities are longtime key providers of efficient, effective, compassionate aid to migrants and refugees, speakers said at a U.N. program Sept 19.

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DENVER (CNA/EWTN News) – Most people know Jim Henson as the man who brought the world the beloved comedic puppet characters known as the Muppets: Kermit the Frog, his on-again, off-again diva girlfriend Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Big Bird, to name just a few.