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Priest murdered in Central African Republic
A priest in the Central African Republic was murdered on Good Friday, according to a statement issued by Caritas, the Church's federation of relief and development agencies.
Chicago priest, recently reinstated, again under investigation
A Chicago priest who recently returned to active ministry is again under investigation.
Father Michael O'Connell had been reinstated following archdiocesan and police ...
Canadian bishop writes prime minister about political concerns
The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has written Prime Minister Stephen Harper about several domestic and international issues.
Referring to the plight of Syrian ...
Joint Anglican-Catholic statement on moral teaching highlights differences
The Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in the United States has released a document, "Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment: Seeking a Unified Moral Witness," that acknowledges "how differently ...
French bishops cautioned against political manipulation
The new leader of the French bishops' conference has warned his colleagues against "manipulating or being manipulated" in political controversies.
Archbishop Georges Pontier of ...
Brunei delays enforcement of shari'a law
The imposition of Islamic shari'a law in Brunei has been delayed "due to unavoidable circumstances," the government of the sultanates has announced.
The AsiaNews service reports that ...
Pope might make surprise visits to war zones, says Secretary of State
Pope Francis might make surprise visits to war zones, if he thinks that his presence could help to bring peace, suggests the Vatican's Secretary of State.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin is ...
Canonizations are no reason for nostalgia, says secretary to Pope John XXIII
The cardinal who once served as private secretary to Pope John XXIII told Vatican Radio that the canonization of his former boss is not a reason for nostalgia.
Cardinal Loris ...
John Paul II unaware of Maciel scandals, says postulator for his cause
Pope John Paul II was never informed about the personal scandals surrounding the late Father Marcial Maciel, according to the postulator for the late Pontiff's cause for ...
Avoid �alarmist' rhetoric on immigration, says English cardinal
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has cautioned against "alarmist" rhetoric in the debate over immigration.
"What I would appeal today is that the debate about immigration is done ...