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  1. Catholic priest persuading drug users to hand themselves in says church is 'on same page' as Philippines police
  2. How the church decides when a true Marian apparition has taken place
  3. Study of saints, saint-making combines scholarly with popular
  4. Path toward Christian unity is found by 'walking together on a common journey'
  5. PAPAL SCHEDULE: Francis' visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal
  6. Puerto Rican priest sentenced to 15 years for sexual offences against 14-year-old
  7. Pope Francis sends high-ranking cardinal on peace mission to South Sudan
  8. US bishops set up task force to help deal with rise in racial tensions
  9. Security threat raised in Krakow but there is 'no direct threat', police assure pilgrims
  10. 200,000 pilgrims brave deluge to celebrate opening Mass of World Youth Day
  11. ‘Heroic’ Krakow cardinal dies five days after Pope’s hospital visit
  12. Body found in Arkansas River identified as missing seminarian
  13. Cardinal Ouellet: Amoris Laetitia promotes more respectful pastoral approach
  14. Vatican to release special stamp in honour of Mother Teresa
  15. Rio cardinal blesses Olympic torch ahead of opening ceremony
  16. Pakistan Church condemns Quetta hospital bombing
  17. Brazilian priest accused of abuse commits suicide in prison
  18. Church struggles to get aid to rural villages as after-effects of Hurricane Earl hit eastern Mexico
  19. Pope Francis invites Syrian refugees to lunch
  20. Pope prays for all exploited women and girls days after visiting group of ex-prostitutes
  21. Germany: Catholic bishops praise 'witness' of Martin Luther ahead of Reformation anniversary
  22. Chapel opens in Pakistani prison
  23. Pope appoints new bishop of Memphis
  24. Amoris Laetitia meets criteria of 'ordinary magisterium', says ecclesiology professor
  25. Pope Francis meets Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
  26. Now is time to stop spread of Isis 'cancer', urges Chaldean Patriarch
  27. Vatileaks monsignor begins 18-month prison term in Vatican
  28. Turkey gives early release to man convicted of murdering priest
  29. St Teresa will always be 'Mother' Teresa, says Pope
  30. Pilgrims asked to pray for Spanish nun murdered in Haiti
  31. Pope Francis in Sweden: Vatican announces provisional itinerary
  32. Bishop appointed by Vatican arrested by Chinese authorities
  33. Vatican releases details of Pope's trip to Caucasus
  34. US Abbot Polan elected primate by Benedictines
  35. Francis approves day of prayer for survivors of abuse
  36. Vatican debates merits of Pope Francis' view of the global economy
  37. Catholics urged to reject partisan views on migration and heed the Gospel message
  38. Pope Francis ends 15 years of discussion on law on sacraments by adopting Eastern code
  39. Bishops appeal to Catholic judiciary in bid to thwart Duterte's death penalty plan
  40. Christians must believe in the resurrection, not just its spiritual context
  41. Pope provides comfort for those struggling at the beginning and end of life's journey
  42. Jews, Christians and Muslims set out pathways to peace in Assisi
  43. Two priests kidnapped in Mexico found dead 24 hours later
  44. Santorum joins Donald Trump's Catholic advisory group
  45. Pope Francis appeals for help for civilians trapped in besieged Aleppo
  46. Pope warns of global war to destroy the institution of marriage
  47. Gay Catholics and those confused about sexuality deserve same pastoral care, Pope tell reporters
  48. Seven Catholic institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies
  49. Colombian president wins Nobel Peace Prize despite losing vote for peace
  50. Aid slowly makes its way to thousands of Haitians displaced by hurricane
  51. Sport works in tough areas of life where religion often fails, Vatican conference hears
  52. Archbishop of Detroit says special 'Mass of Pardon' for the sins of the diocese
  53. Pope calls for ceasefire to protect 'victims of the inhumane conflict in Syria'
  54. Christians who reject refugees are 'hypocrites,' Pope says
  55. Pope Francis canonises seven new saints who 'struggled to the very end with all their strength'
  56. Colombian bishops urge the government and rebels to commit to ceasefire
  57. Catholic bishops step up campaign to steer warring factions to peace in Congo
  58. Iraqi Christians welcome Mosul offensive but still fear the aftermath
  59. Jesuits close church to dialogue over student protests after it is 'violated'
  60. Pope Francis opens papal bedroom to the public for the first time
  61. Manila Archdiocese launches drug rehab programme after huge increase in vigilante killings
  62. US Catholics urged to pray novena ahead of election
  63. Vatican to open archives on Argentina's 'dirty war'
  64. Priests to celebrate Masses outdoors after massive earthquake destroys town
  65. The Beatitudes according to Pope Francis
  66. Pope Francis: Catholic Church is very unlikely to ever ordain women
  67. US election: Catholic women responsible for boosting Clinton campaign
  68. Church is afraid to speak out about organ trafficking, says Mozambique nun
  69. Washington DC takes next step towards legalising assisted suicide
  70. US voters rejected Catholic Church's standpoints on single issue referendums
  71. Religious leaders react to Trump's shock US presidential election win
  72. Diocese investigating 'aborted foetus priest' over potential 'desecration of the altar'
  73. Congressmen call halt to same sex marriage in Mexico for fear of Catholic backlash
  74. Pope encourages new cardinals not to let virus of 'animosity' enter the Church
  75. Mercy doesn't end today, says Pope at close of Holy Year
  76. Rwanda bishops ask for forgiveness for part Catholics played in 1994 genocide
  77. Mary to be the focus of next World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis announces
  78. Martin Scorsese meets Pope after private screening for Jesuits
  79. Pope Francis announces first US martyr, leading the way for beatification
  80. Swiss bishop to priests: No last rites for patients seeking assisted suicide
  81. Baby Jesus reminds us of painful plight of migrants, Pope says as Vatican Nativity scene unveiled
  82. Pope calls to express condolences after Cairo church attack
  83. Pope writes to President Assad urging him to end the war in Syria
  84. Vatican encourages faithful to send birthday message to Pope Francis
  85. 'Leader of the people' of Brazil Cardinal Arns dies age 95
  86. Filipino bishops oppose restoring death penalty as 'culture of death' prevails
  87. Pope meets with Colombian leaders at odds on FARC peace deal
  88. Pope Francis to visit Fatima in May 2017
  89. Pope names first woman to head Vatican Museums
  90. Cardinal Timothy Dolan to play part in Donald Trump's presidential inauguration
  91. Scourge of terrorism is enveloping the world, says Pope in first message of 2017
  92. Catholic representation in Capitol Hill increases as new lawmakers are sworn in
  93. Church in India forms support group for transgender people
  94. Newborn found on steps of Catholic cathedral in good health
  95. Vatican's doctrinal chief dismisses idea of 'fraternal correction' of Pope
  96. Vatican commission responds to Order of Malta's refusal to cooperate with investigation
  97. Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers
  98. Church must address intolerance, says bishop, after 'integration czar' labels Catholic schools 'homophobic'
  99. Pope meets Palestinian President as world leaders recommit to two-state solution
  100. Opus Dei to begin process to choose new prelate
  101. Protests across Virginia as state executes 112th victim in 40 years
  102. Pro-life groups celebrate Trump’s ban on funding for abortions overseas
  103. Americans back tighter abortion laws as Trump cuts supply of tax dollars to foreign abortion schemes
  104. Pope Francis: Never underestimate the courage and wisdom of women
  105. Bishop vows to 'stand in solidarity with immigrant families' as Trump orders US-Mexico wall
  106. Vatican officials visit war-torn city of Aleppo to express Pope's 'closeness' with Syrian people
  107. Right to life engrained in constitution, US Vice President Pence tells pro-life march
  108. Trump's ban on immigrants is devastating, chaotic and cruel, US bishops say
  109. Trump promise to prioritise Christian refugees will fuel tension, warns Iraqi Patriarch
  110. Trump nominates Episcopalian known to back religious rights as US Supreme Court Judge
  111. Trump's decision to retain Obama's 'deeply flawed' executive order threatens religious freedom, warn US Bishops
  112. Vatican releases 'clearest possible guidelines' on church's stance on bioethical issues
  113. Clericalism is a 'virus that has infected the church', Australian abuse panel told
  114. No nation free of organ trafficking, claim speakers at Vatican summit
  115. Catholics and Lutherans celebrate Reformation with new Bible translations
  116. US bishops urge Conscience Act to protect health care workers from having to 'destroy innocent unborn children'
  117. Pope Francis asks for forgiveness from victims of clerical sex abuse on behalf of Catholic Church
  118. Christian leaders urge Trump not to delay on signing religious freedom legislation
  119. Fatima nun one step closer to beatification as Portuguese church sends evidence to Vatican
  120. US-Mexico border bishops call for dignity for migrants
  121. Vatican freezes €2m over suspected money laundering
  122. Populism fuelling self-centred rejection of migrants, pope says
  123. Cardinal Burke leaves Guam after interviewing witnesses in abuse case
  124. Trump administration to enhance enforcement of immigration laws, including construction of US-Mexico wall
  125. Defend Ukraine's children in face of 'humanitarian emergency' not seen in Europe since WWII, implores archbishop
  126. South African bishops call for restraint following xenophobic attacks
  127. US bishops applaud Trump repeal of transgender bathroom directive
  128. Reach out to cohabiting couples in order to promote marriage, says pope
  129. Assisted suicide law takes effect in US capital despite church opposition
  130. Lent is a time to say no to the asphyxia of selfishness and 'silent indifference', says Pope
  131. Situation is 'critical and dangerous' for Iraqi christians refugees
  132. Christians must differentiate between Muslims and extremists, warns Catholic church in Egypt
  133. Iraq excluded from Trump's revised executive order temporarily banning refugees from entering the US
  134. Poor will bear the brunt of Republican's new healthcare legislation, Catholic bishops say
  135. Transnational corporations commit 'abuses with impunity', says Guatemalan bishop urging UN defence of human rights
  136. Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit Colombia in September
  137. Attacks show Venezuelan Government relations with Catholics deteriorating
  138. Beatification date for Oklahoma priest murdered in Guatemala announced
  139. Catholic climate change activists put pressure on Trump administration over Paris Agreement
  140. Indian bishops set up online system to register and protect migrants
  141. OBITUARY: Early civil rights activist who was radicalised by deprivation of Derry hometown
  142. Half the population of South Sudan on the brink of starvation, says Catholic Relief Service representative
  143. Pope committed to rooting out the 'scourge of sex abuse in the church' says Cardinal
  144. Spread hope, preach Christ, don't worry about numbers, pope says
  145. Indigenous, accompanied by church, fight for rights in Amazon rainforest
  146. Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims, following Marie Collins resignation
  147. Companies that help build Trump's border wall are 'traitors to the homeland', says Archdiocese of Mexico
  148. Global peace and security demand an end to nuclear weapons, pope tells UN
  149. White House 'does not care about climate change', warns Catholic environment campaigners
  150. Our Lady of Fatima centenary: The special relationship between St John Paul II and Our Lady
  151. First three Vatican refugee families begin new life in Italy
  152. More must be done to combat child trafficking, Vatican official says
  153. Pope horrified by 'unacceptable massacre' in Syria
  154. Cupich starts seed fund for anti-violence initiatives in Chicago and pleads for more help
  155. Number of Catholics in the world continues upward trend, thanks to Africa
  156. Catholic leaders in Syria condemn US aggression over alleged chemical attacks
  157. Scientists must 'foresee and prevent' distorted use of biotechnologies to manipulate life, says Pope
  158. Next few months will decide Christians' fate in badly scarred Iraq, says aid agency head
  159. 'Love is the engine that drives our hope forward', Pope Francis tells weekly audience
  160. Editor-at-large of Jesuit America magazine to advise Vatican communications department
  161. Egypt has highest level of government restriction on religion, according to global report
  162. In Syria, Franciscan superior sees devastation, but also signs of hope
  163. 'Demonic' Boko Haram must be fought in the spiritual realm as well as the physical, says Nigerian Catholic bishop
  164. Vatican stamps mark Pope Benedict's birthday and Fatima apparitions
  165. Catholic bishops welcome stays of execution for six condemned men in Arkansas
  166. Head of Philippines bishops conference attacks Catholics for 'rebuffing church morals and doctrine'
  167. Vatican confirms Bartholomew to meet Pope during Cairo trip
  168. Church needs martyrs who 'stand up to hatred' even though it endangers their lives, Pope says
  169. Catholic bishops name no names as they weigh in on French presidential election
  170. Catholic schools forced to erect 8ft walls and hire armed guards to protect children in Pakistan
  171. Christians 'always have hope' no matter how bad things get, Francis says ahead of trip to Cairo
  172. Knights of Malta urged to vote for a temporary leader to replace Festing
  173. ICC's 'mass murder' case against Duterte should inject fear into the Philippines killing squads, bishops say
  174. Catholic leaders urge Israel to meet Palestinian hunger strikers' demands
  175. Pope calls for peace amid deadly protests in Venezuela
  176. Pope Francis' historic trip to Cairo was 'big blessing' to Egyptians
  177. Belgian Catholic order allows euthanasia in psychiatric care centres it runs
  178. Bankruptcy protection is a more fair and transparent solution to Puerto Rican debt crisis
  179. Head of French Catholic bishops welcomes Macron's election
  180. Priest kidnapped in Yemen pleads for help in new video message
  181. US bishops pledge to end death penalty
  182. South Korean Catholics hope Catholic president-elect can unify nation
  183. FATIMA@100: Pope says his visit to the site of Marian apparitions is pilgrimage of peace and hope
  184. The death penalty is 'inadmissible', says Pope
  185. FATIMA@100: Pope says he has doubts about alleged Medjugorje apparitions
  186. Latin American bishops appeal for aid for food-short Venezuela
  187. Reports say Callista Gingrich will be nominated as US Vatican ambassador
  188. Message of peace given at Fatima still 'timely and urgent' 100 years later, says UN panel
  189. Priest stabbed at the altar while celebrating Mass in Mexico city
  190. Pope wants synod dedicated to people in Amazon, archbishop says
  191. Vatican commission believes first seven Marian apparitions at Medjugorje were real but doubts authenticity of others
  192. Australian Police take legal advice on whether to prosecute Cardinal Pell on decades-old abuse allegations
  193. Pope Francis to join rest of Catholic world in celebrating Corpus Christi on a Sunday
  194. Medjugorje report's conclusions could be a 'first' for the church, says Vatican commission member
  195. Coptic pope issues stark warning that Christians in Egypt are 'struggling for their very existence'
  196. Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican
  197. UN only 'half fulfilled its role' as refugees left to 'sad fate', says Central African bishop
  198. Trump first sitting president to visit Jersualem's Western Wall
  199. Venezuelan bishops repeat their rejection of government's proposal for a new constitution
  200. Devil wants 'comfortable, wishy-washy, business savvy' Catholic Church, Pope says
  201. Documentary featuring Pope Francis and feature film on Fatima apparitions to be released in cinemas
  202. First Swedish cardinal has a 'very important mission' in one of the most secular countries in Europe
  203. Becoming a cardinal is not a job promotion but a call to be more like Jesus, Spanish cardinal-designate says
  204. First cardinal-designate from Laos 'never dreamed this appointment was possible'
  205. Pope Francis names Archbishop Angelo De Donatis as vicar for the Diocese of Rome
  206. Francis points to the road map of the Christian spirit in Scriptures
  207. Priest says Egypt's Christians feel they could be martyrs at any time
  208. Pope in Genoa: condemns meritocracy; attitudes to migrants and challenges priests over vocations crisis
  209. Federal appeals court upholds injunction against Trump's travel ban
  210. Bishops in southern Mexico face threats from organised criminal groups
  211. Medieval Catholic church to blame for Lutheran split, Cardinal Koch tells ecumenical leaders
  212. US Bishops urge Trump to honour Paris climate pact to protect the planet
  213. The Holy Spirit 'generates diversity' which brings about unity, Pope Francis tells Pentecostal audience
  214. Catholic missionaries are in the vanguard of relationship with Muslims worldwide, Francis says
  215. Questions surround Cameroonian bishop's reported suicide
  216. Catholic killed in London Bridge attack inspires charitable gifts
  217. US House of Representatives passes bill to aid Christian victims of genocide in Middle East
  218. US church leaders helping many find healing as victims of clergy sexual abuse, but more to be done, finds audit
  219. Spanish government honours Catholic who died saving a woman's life at London Bridge
  220. Uphold a woman's right to contribute fully to society, pope says
  221. Archbishop to become Lithuania's first beatified Soviet-era martyr
  222. South Africa 'a few inches from the throes of a mafia state' finds panel as Council of Churches call for dissolution of Parliament
  223. Cameroonian bishop's death: murder not suicide, say officials
  224. Pope joins other religious leaders to promote friendship across religions and cultures
  225. Parish prays for US congressman in critical condition after shooting
  226. Over 50 Indonesian priests resign after accusing bishop of embezzling more than £78,000 of church money
  227. Elections needed in Venezuela to put an end to violence and bring relief to suffering people, says Vatican official
  228. Stolen St John Bosco brain relic found hidden in copper teapot
  229. Church offers counselling to help children cope with trauma of Grenfell fire
  230. Pope to make fourth visit to South America with Peru-Chile trip planned for January, announces Vatican
  231. Pope urges Merkel to continue supporting Paris climate agreement
  232. 'Resorting to old models' will only delay resolution of conflict between US and Cuba, says bishop
  233. End fear and false ideologies by getting to know refugees, says Pope
  234. Experienced diplomat, Indian Cardinal Dias dies at 81
  235. Indonesian priests seek Vatican help in row with bishop over church funds
  236. More than 3,300 killed in DRC fighting since October, reports Catholic Church
  237. Pope sends nearly half a million dollars to South Sudan to show solidarity and support, after visit postponed
  238. American film director and producer, Scorsese, says a childhood of faith and films continues to inspire him
  239. Mali Church demands tougher stance against Islamists following terrorist attack
  240. US priest brutally murdered in Guatemala, Father Rother, documentary trailer released
  241. Catholic Church supports separate Gorkha homeland in India
  242. Francis 'sounding board' retired US Archbishop John Quinn dies aged 88
  243. Desecration of Catholic chapel in Southern Philippines 'gravely sinful', says Filipino Cardinal
  244. UK pharmacy regulator abandons proposal to strip conscience protections
  245. Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean 'North Korea,' former leaders say
  246. Pope will attend reconciliation events in Colombia, announces Vatican
  247. Vatican expresses 'grave concern' as Chinese government appear to prevent bishop from assuming leadership of diocese
  248. Philippine bishops' head warns Catholics against fake news
  249. Loss of affordable access to US healthcare under proposed bill 'simply unacceptable', says bishop
  250. US bishops 'deeply concerned' as Supreme court allows partial implementation of Trump travel ban
  251. Pope tells archbishops not to be 'armchair Catholics,' but apostles
  252. DRC bishops condemn repression and demand elections
  253. UK bishops offer prayers for terminally-ill baby, Charlie Gard, as parents say life-support will be turned off
  254. Conscience-based objectors sue Illinois over law requiring them to inform patients of 'benefits' of abortion
  255. Marawi bishop dismisses 'ridiculous' proposals to negotiate with IS-linked extremists for release of priest
  256. Vietnamese Catholic blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison
  257. Francis appeals for peace in Venezuela as political crisis continues to escalate
  258. Pope: Hunger caused by 'indifference of many, selfishness of a few'
  259. Coexistence and 'deepening of democracy in Lebanon' sends message of hope, say Christian and Muslim leaders
  260. Canadian bishops: Abortion should not be 'core' of foreign policy
  261. New documentary reveals Pope Francis' concept of art
  262. US and European bishops call for a plan to eliminate nuclear weapons
  263. Church officials disappointed as Myanmar government refuses entry to UN fact-finders
  264. Pope to beatify Colombian martyrs during visit
  265. Return of Guam archbishop would be disastrous, says coadjutor
  266. Canadian Churches and NGOs take government to court over refugee pact with US
  267. Venezuela government aims to install 'military dictatorship', say bishops
  268. South Sudanese bishop challenges government to admit bankruptcy
  269. Philippine bishops appeal for return to peace in south of country
  270. Nigerian calls West's imposition of abortion 'cultural supremacy'
  271. Yemen's foreign minister says kidnapped Salesian is still alive
  272. Vatican indicts former hospital officials for stealing money to refurbish cardinal's flat
  273. US bishop lauds bill to fight human trafficking
  274. Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types
  275. Catholics lead resistance to Minnesota Satanic Temple veterans monument
  276. Brazil trying to undo protections for indigenous peoples warns Archbishop
  277. Korean bishops' conference backs South Korean leader's peace goal with North
  278. Two priests kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled North Kivu province
  279. Senate committee considers Callista Gingrich nomination as US ambassador to the Vatican
  280. Cameroon bishops take legal action over bishop's suspicious death
  281. Facebook restores Catholic pages after their accidental removal
  282. Jerusalem Christian leaders express 'serious concern' over escalation in tension in Old City
  283. US bishops call for permanent protection for young migrants
  284. Church in Colombia a 'prophetic voice' for peace, priest says
  285. Chinese official indicates Beijing to retain tight grip on church
  286. Churches provide refuge to Kenyans fleeing al-Shabab attacks
  287. Christians need time to rebuild trust before return to Mosul region
  288. Explosive device detonated outside Mexican bishops' offices
  289. French priest's martyrdom a life-changing event, archbishop says
  290. China tells mainland media how to refer to retired Hong Kong bishop
  291. Russia and West must settle differences to achieve peace, Cardinal Parolin says
  292. Kenyan Catholic bishops urge peaceful vote
  293. Head of Knights of Malta relief efforts says rescue of migrants at sea a 'human obligation'
  294. Cardinal says Venezuela must take blame for 10 election-related deaths
  295. Former priest leaves US prison after serving his sentence for child sex abuse
  296. US bishops urge Trump to act quickly to ease contraceptive mandate
  297. Friar's remains exhumed, relics collected ahead of beatification Mass
  298. Mexican priest stabbed at cathedral in May dies
  299. Constituent Assembly will 'mortgage' Venezuela's future, Vatican says
  300. Ethical questions surface as scientists advance gene-editing work
  301. Cardinal Tettamanzi, 'loving, beloved pastor,' dies at 83
  302. Pope names Academy for Life governing council
  303. Create unity where there is division, pope tells Peruvians ahead of visit
  304. Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients
  305. Peacemakers at White House vigil urge US to empty its nuclear arsenal
  306. Vatican investigates Indonesian bishop accused of having an affair and misappropriating church funds
  307. Vatican official hints at unofficial agreement with China on bishops
  308. US and North Korea must return to negotiating table says former Vatican diplomat
  309. Italians debate whether rescuing migrants at sea can be a crime
  310. US bishop urges diplomacy to ease US-North Korea differences warning of 'catastrophic death and destruction' from military action
  311. Nun known as 'Mother Teresa of Pakistan' to receive state funeral
  312. US bishops call for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly
  313. Displacement of Middle East Christians 'a genocidal project' and 'humanitarian catastrophe' say patriarchs in plea to pope
  314. Archbishop says Blessed Romero could be canonised next year
  315. Venezuelan cardinal rejects US military intervention
  316. Pope prays for victims of 'devastating' mudslide in Sierra Leone
  317. Vietnam's government must respect religious freedom, says Vatican envoy
  318. Bishops of six Nigerian dioceses appeal to priests and laity to obey pope and accept Ahiara bishop
  319. Iceland population with Down syndrome 'disappearing' as nearly 100 per cent abort Downs babies
  320. More than 20 million face famine in greatest humanitarian crisis in UN's history
  321. Catholic leaders urge prayers and unity after attacks in Spain
  322. Church leaders oppose Bolivian law stripping protection for native lands
  323. Vatican pharmacy does booming business
  324. Eclipse a way to appreciate creation, Vatican astronomer tells audience
  325. Philippine bishops criticise drug war as 80 killed in one week
  326. Dublin archbishop outlines themes to prepare for World Meeting of Families
  327. Cardinal Parolin's Russia visit focuses on ecumenism and peace
  328. Polish archbishop thinks Vatican will recognise Medjugorje apparitions
  329. Priest who fathers child has moral obligation to step aside from ministry and look after mother and baby, says US cardinal
  330. US bishops form new body to address 'sin of racism' that 'afflicts' nation
  331. Catholic priests in the Central African Republic accuse UN of 'deliberately abandoning' town to rebels
  332. Rome Caritas blames police for violent removal of refugees
  333. African-American couple demands apology from former KKK priest who burnt cross in front of their house
  334. Texas parishioners shocked by devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey
  335. Vatican 'concerned' about terrorist threats and will continue to remain vigilant, says Cardinal Parolin
  336. Parishes in Macau, hit by two typhoons, hold special Masses
  337. Work against fear and hatred pope tells South Korean religious leaders
  338. Catholic leaders sharply criticise Trump's decision to end DACA
  339. Papal plane diverted en route to Colombia to avoid Hurricane Irma
  340. Pope arrives to help promote healing in Colombia, scarred by war
  341. Hurricane Irma cuts deadly path in Caribbean as church officials prepare response
  342. US Catholic church needs 'illegal aliens to fill the pews', says former White House strategist
  343. Defend life, equality, unity, pope tells Colombians
  344. In Cartagena, pope prays for Venezuela and denounces modern slavery
  345. Manila cardinal asks churches to ring bells to remember drug-war deaths
  346. Pope calls for change of culture at final Colombia mass
  347. Pope says Trump should rethink DACA as dividing families is not 'pro-life'
  348. US bishops pray for 'safety, care' of all hit hard by two massive hurricanes
  349. Chainsaw-wielding nun in Hurricane Irma aftermath becomes internet sensation
  350. Freed Indian Salesian priest meets Pope Francis
  351. US bishops urge extending renewal deadline for DACA youth in Texas, Florida
  352. Prime Minister must intervene to stop 'spiralling hatred' against Christians, say Indian bishops
  353. Indonesian church backs government anti-human-trafficking drive
  354. Salesian priest recounts harrowing tale of his capture and liberation
  355. Pope praises Rome's first interreligious half-marathon
  356. Philippine priest, kidnapped by Islamic militants, freed
  357. US judicial group launches digital ads opposing 'religious litmus test'
  358. In Russia, Orthodox artists work to revive religious sensibility
  359. Situation in Mexico 'extremely serious' following earthquake, says Bishop
  360. Chinese Catholics fear new regulations will further suppress activities
  361. Renowned investigator of Marian apparitions dies at 99
  362. War robs South Sudan youths of childhood, says bishops' conference head
  363. Pope concerned about growing anti-migrant sentiment
  364. Fr Stanley Rother, first US born martyr to be beatified, an 'authentic light for church and world'
  365. Canadian cardinal denounces 'unfaithful' and 'alarmist' interpretations of Amoris Laetitia
  366. Catholic groups decry end of special immigration status for Sudan
  367. 'Amoris Laetitia' is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says
  368. Pope highlights dangers of 'fake news'
  369. 40 Catholic institutions to take 'moral stand' and divest from fossil fuels
  370. Pope says eliminating any difference between the sexes is 'not right'
  371. Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate
  372. Myanmar cardinal defends country's embattled leader
  373. Legionaries pledge renewal as former rector admits fathering children
  374. Fears of malnutrition crisis as Marawi conflict continues
  375. Vatican releases pope's schedule for visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh
  376. Variety of Catholic rites in India is not threat to unity, pope says
  377. Bishop says decline of faith in West hurts Nigerian church
  378. US Catholics call on Trump to seek diplomatic solution with North Korea
  379. Canada did not seek extradition for diplomat with porn charges, says Vatican
  380. Former head of Vatican hospital found guilty of abuse of office
  381. Vatican demands Indonesian bishop repay funds he allegedly stole
  382. Ukrainian bishop sees 'real chance of peace' in country's crisis
  383. Cross honouring soldiers who died in World War I deemed unconstitutional by US court
  384. Refugees fearful as India plans to deport Rohingya
  385. Myanmar Church leaders fearful of Nationalist backlash if Pope mentions Rohingya during November visit
  386. Pope says space station crew like a 'tiny UN' with peaceful diversity
  387. Pope calls on US to welcome migrants who are 'a promise of life for the future'
  388. Populist fervour doesn't present whole truth, say European church leaders
  389. French priest receives human rights award for genocide research
  390. Spanish church leaders urge unity as government imposes control over Catalonia
  391. Catholic leaders welcome more troops in Central Africa but demand UN lift arms embargo
  392. Man celebrates beatification of Indian nun he murdered
  393. 'Horrendous attack' in New York 'weighs on all our hearts,' says cardinal
  394. Palestinian homeland needed for justice say Catholic and Anglican bishops
  395. Salesian-run ministries in Uganda aid South Sudanese fleeing violence
  396. Leading US Cardinal decries 'horrific' mass shooting at Baptist church in Texas
  397. Pope names women as undersecretaries of office for laity, family and life
  398. Catholics praise BBC series for balanced approach to Gunpowder Plot
  399. Pope puts John Paul I on path to sainthood declaring him 'venerable'
  400. Rohingya crisis may grow worse, Caritas official warns
  401. Amid political crisis, Kenyan bishops plan national dialogue forum
  402. Religious freedom must be protected, says Catholic-Muslim dialogue
  403. Pope sends condolences after quake kills hundreds in Iran and Iraq
  404. Return to civility in a time that is 'more divided than ever', says US bishops president
  405. Catholic Church sometimes has been part of racism problem, says US bishop
  406. Lebanese cardinal meets with former PM Hariri during historic Saudi Arabia visit
  407. Papal Lamborghini gift to be auctioned off for charity
  408. Quick fixes and denial won't stop climate change, pope says
  409. Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi
  410. Pope insists he will preside at prayer service for peace in South Sudan
  411. Care for the dying does not mean obstinately resisting death, pope says
  412. Blessed Solanus lived out faith, hope and charity every day, says cardinal
  413. Vatican investigating abuse at pre-seminary
  414. Science and religion must overcome 'tragic division,' pope says
  415. Pope Francis calls Benedict's teaching 'precious heritage'
  416. First opening of Christ's tomb in centuries documented using new media
  417. Zimbabweans should have a voice in the country's new governance
  418. DRC's bishops ask Kabila to declare he will not run for president again
  419. Archbishop of Iraq celebrates memorial Mass for victims of genocide
  420. Catholics are violating church teaching if they support pro-independence movements says Spanish cardinal
  421. Church calls for calm in Honduras as election results are delayed
  422. 32 Catholic fishermen dead, hundreds missing as typhoon hits India
  423. US Supreme Court divided over gay cake case
  424. Indian bishop criticises call for execution of people who butcher cattle
  425. Polish church spokesman dismisses EU threat over abortion legislation
  426. Vatican to launch new news site
  427. Mindanao Archbishop condemns Duterte's martial law extension
  428. Helping refugees means converting hearts hardened against them, Pope says in private meeting
  429. Movement enforcing 'false idea' that a man can become a woman or vice versa 'deeply troubling' say US faith leaders
  430. Italy's advance directive law is 'euthanasia in disguise,' priest says
  431. Pope celebrates 81st birthday with children and 13-foot pizza
  432. Press must be factual and free from manipulation, pope says
  433. Vatican issues new rules on authenticating relics
  434. Pope puts founder of Rosary Crusade one step closer toward sainthood
  435. German churches act as buffer for refugees with sanctuary program
  436. Mexican security law stokes concern among Catholic human rights groups
  437. Bring peace on earth and in hearts by going to confession, pope says
  438. Gingrich formally begins service as U.S. ambassador to Holy See
  439. Indonesia tightens security for Christmas and New Year celebrations
  440. Middle East Catholic patriarchs express hope amid uncertainty at Christmas
  441. Former Vietnamese refugee becomes California bishop
  442. Vatican agency says at least 23 church workers killed in 2017
  443. Honouring Cardinal Muller, Benedict XVI says bishops never really retire
  444. Gospel message of hope is often taught by the poor, says Cardinal Tagle
  445. Democratic Republic of Congo church leaders shocked after 8 dead in anti-Kabila protests
  446. Don't confess the faults of others but own up to your own, says Pope
  447. Jesuits denounce threats against outspoken Honduran priest, activists
  448. More bishops weigh in against communion for divorced and remarried Catholics
  449. Catholic groups decry end of immigration protection for Salvadorans
  450. Pope says he goes to Chile, Peru as pilgrim of Gospel joy
  451. Zambia bans church services as cholera epidemic hits nation
  452. Vatican names Colombian bishop as trustee of scandal-hit lay movement based in Peru
  453. CAFOD calls for climate change and justice to be priorities for Pope in Peru
  454. Papal visit to Chile and Peru begins amid security concerns
  455. Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile
  456. Pope asks young Chileans: What would Jesus do?
  457. Pope apologises to sex abuse victims, defends accused Chilean bishop
  458. Serving isolated parishes may mean ordaining married men, cardinal says
  459. Cardinal praises House for voting to protect babies who survive abortion
  460. Support families and reject 'throwaway culture', Pope tells leaders at Davos
  461. Everyone must have the right freely to profess their faith, says Pope
  462. Cardinals call for prayer and tighter gun laws after school shootings
  463. Sam Brownback, a Catholic, to be new US ambassador-at-large international religious freedom
  464. Vatican to be ‘official observer’ at Winter Olympics
  465. US bishop criticises Church’s ‘virtually silent’ response to racism
  466. Homilies must help people reflect, not send them to sleep, pope says
  467. Two ex-managers of Vatican bank ordered to pay damages for mismanagement
  468. People need to recognise ways they tolerate human trafficking, pope says
  469. Church must be more transparent in response to abuse, says head of child protection centre
  470. Francis: master of metaphor and allegory
  471. Florida school shooting: Pope sends condolences
  472. Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease
  473. Head of Catholic physicians' group warns of threats to conscientious objection
  474. Paul VI will be declared a saint says Pope
  475. Pope Francis moved to tears by abandoned child
  476. Cardinal removes “I love you” tweet after apologising for “misunderstanding”
  477. Confession is about mercy not threats, Pope warns priests
  478. Catholics arrested as they urge Congress to help 'Dreamers'
  479. Irish bishop resigns after criticism of his treatment of abusive priest
  480. Pope Francis pays tribute to nurse who saved his life
  481. Claims of heresy over 'Amoris Laetitia' are out of place, cardinal says
  482. Time is now to address gun violence in 'comprehensive way,' say US bishops
  483. Don't hold grudges; forgiveness comes from forgiving others, pope says
  484. Blessed Paul VI to be canonised at close of October synod, cardinal says
  485. Bishop asks federal government to work for rescue of kidnapped girls
  486. Pope Francis: No need to pay for Mass
  487. Argentina's bishops release baptism records of war's missing children
  488. 13 Pope Francis quotes
  489. Papua New Guinea’s first Cardinal says climate change is ‘disaster’ for his people
  490. Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in Rome prison
  491. Young adults ask church to welcome, listen and involve them
  492. Cardinal Tagle questions acts of 'kings' who use violence to intimidate
  493. Guam archdiocese to move offices and sell church properties
  494. Trevi Fountain coins to continue bringing fortune to Rome's needy
  495. Quebec bishops consider possibility of married priests
  496. Bishops on both sides of Mexico border criticise troop deployment
  497. ‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks Pope
  498. Catholic leaders: Winnie Mandela was a friend to South Africa's poor
  499. Violent extremists tarnish image of their own faith, cardinal says
  500. Salvadoran archdiocese argues for Romero canonisation in El Salvador
  501. Australian nun given 30 days to leave Philippines
  502. Pope, Council of Cardinals discuss new document on Roman Curia
  503. Nigerian religious leaders condemn attack that kills 19 during Mass
  504. Two priests found dead in Mexico, latest in string of attacks
  505. Clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope
  506. Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary for peace each day in May
  507. Catholic media must not fall behind in digital age, pope says
  508. Canadian parliament passes motion calling on Pope Francis to issue apology
  509. Philippine cardinal urges daily bell tolling to call attention to murders
  510. Love is constant caring for others, pope says at parish visit
  511. Pope calls dicastery to promote reflection on role of women
  512. Sudan rebel leader praises Catholic work in liberated area
  513. Embezzlement trial of former Vatican bank official begins
  514. Chilean bishops confirm Vatican meeting on abuse scandal
  515. German bishops release marriage prep document based on 'Amoris Laetitia'
  516. Christian persecution urgently calls churches to seek unity, pope says
  517. Volcano's lava flow displaces members of Hawaii parish
  518. Cardinal urges Canadian pro-lifers at march to 'speak more loudly by silence'
  519. Nicaraguan bishop urges Ortega to change tactics
  520. Christians and Muslims need to cooperate, not compete, cardinal says
  521. The Holy Spirit changes hearts, pope says on Pentecost
  522. Brief biographical sketches of 14 new cardinals
  523. Nicaragua bishops condemn attacks on anti-government protesters
  524. US Archdiocese to pay $210 million to sex abuse survivors
  525. Chilean priests say they felt welcomed and listened to by pope
  526. Pope prays for victims of Guatemala volcano disaster
  527. Irish president apologises to women sent to Magdalene laundries
  528. Iraq's challenges call for proactive church, patriarch tells clergy
  529. Pope sends birthday greetings to Latin American theologian
  530. Pope: Small acts of kindness, not great speeches, show God's love best
  531. Pope leads prayers for US-North Korea summit in Singapore
  532. Pope to oil execs: 'No time to lose' in switch to alternative energy
  533. Spain agrees to welcome rescue boat after Italy, Malta refuse
  534. Pope calls for World Cup in Russia to promote peace
  535. Vatican team returns to Chile to 'ask forgiveness' for clerical sex abuse
  536. Argentina moves closer to legal abortion and bishops pledge social action
  537. French church groups combine to fight anti-migrant attitudes
  538. Pope met with brother of Chilean priest found guilty of abuse
  539. Bishops across US condemn separation and detention of migrant children
  540. Synod working document: Young Catholics need church that listens to them
  541. US Bishops 'cannot, in good faith, endorse' new immigration bill
  542. Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed marriages
  543. Kenya parishioners disappointed after priest suspended for rapping
  544. Philippine bishops react after Duterte calls God 'stupid'
  545. US Court upholds Trump travel ban, says directive within president's scope
  546. Faith is lived with joyous gratitude, not slave like duty, pope says
  547. Pope at pallium Mass: Jesus wants disciples unafraid to aid others
  548. US bishops on fact-finding mission on immigrant detention at US-Mexican border
  549. Bishop Egan cautions Catholics on care in NHS hospitals
  550. Vatican releases schedule of pope's trip to Baltic nations
  551. Learn from the past to bring peaceful future to Middle East, pope says
  552. Vatican calls for prayers, support for seafarers, who face many risks
  553. Bishops and journalists attacked at church in Nicaragua
  554. US dioceses state political neutrality after priests attend Trump rally in clerical dress
  555. SSPX elects new superior general
  556. Indian officials seek to freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity
  557. All Christians called to be missionaries, says Pope
  558. Nicaraguan bishops pray exorcism prayer as attacks continue
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