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  1. 'Churches were the closest place street children could see God - and see their dreams'
  2. Meet the priest bringing Catholics back to the faith through food
  3. Catholic priest persuading drug users to hand themselves in says church is 'on same page' as Philippines police
  4. How the church decides when a true Marian apparition has taken place
  5. Study of saints, saint-making combines scholarly with popular
  6. The Paris muslim fighting 'fanatic scum' with his own peaceful version of a jihad
  7. Path toward Christian unity is found by 'walking together on a common journey'
  8. PAPAL SCHEDULE: Francis' visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal
  9. Thousands of volunteers fill the humanitarian gap
  10. We are so sorry say two small-group reports to the synod
  11. Visit of Pope to Africa is vital for Muslim relations
  12. Church must do more to support soldiers, says Pope
  13. Pro-lifers celebrate as abortions stopped for lack of doctors
  14. Lego Vatican proves a useful distraction for Catholic priest
  15. Pope remains hopeful African trip will still go ahead
  16. Two Vatican officials arrested for leaked financial documents
  17. Archbishop confirms Pope will visit Mexico in February
  18. Reset of Vatican's finances still on course thanks to increase in lay experts
  19. Pornography is a 'mortal sin' that pervades all walks of life, say US Catholic bishops
  20. Pray for lacerated world Pope asks as he sends prayers to Mali and prepares for Kenya, Uganda and CAR visit
  21. Catholic Church in US keeps pressure on White House to help Syrian refugees
  22. Good relationship between Mali Christians and Muslims won't be stained by terror attacks
  23. Vatileaks II trial delayed for one week as Chaouqui is allowed to switch lawyers
  24. Missionary spirit is not about converting people but preaching love, humanity and faith, Pope Francis says
  25. Catholic leaders try to convince US secretary of state that Isis is committing genocide
  26. The father of Nepal Catholicism, Bishop Anthony Sharma, dies of brain cancer
  27. Catholic Church has no missionary initiative directed towards Jews, Vatican commission reports
  28. Denial or disregard of God produces 'untold cruelty and violence' in world, Pope Francis says
  29. Pope Francis warns Catholic pilgrims to be beware of scams after £50,000 police raid
  30. Pope Francis praises the UN Security Council for agreeing Syrian peace deal
  31. Family-owned pharmacy fights US Supreme Court over abortion pill
  32. Florida bishops put pressure on pro-life governor to end executions
  33. Love is ... not a soap opera nor does it just come from God, says Francis
  34. Catholic bishops appeal against US deportation of Central American migrants
  35. New Jersey puts halt to assisted suicide bill after groundswell of opposition
  36. El Paso to hold simulcast as Francis visits neighbouring Ciudad Juarez in Mexico
  37. Eucharistic Congress: World leaders should be more like Pope Francis
  38. Pope asks Mexican people for a few minutes alone with Our Lady of Guadalupe
  39. Ukraine's Catholics not hopeful over Pope Francis' meeting with Russian Patriarch
  40. Cardinal Parolin: scrapping celibacy is no solution to vocations crisis
  41. Francis fulfills his primary goal of Mexico trip and prays in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  42. Border town Ciudad Juarez waits for Pope Francis' historic arrival
  43. Pope Francis tells indigenous Mexicans: you have much to teach us
  44. Pope in Mexico: Jesus would never send a hitman, Francis warns youth off drug gangs
  45. Pope prays alone for the millions of Latin Americans affected by migration to the US
  46. Head of Ukrainian Church consoled by Pope's words after joint declaration
  47. Spotlight not anti-Catholic, Vatican newspaper says
  48. Child as young as eight among hundreds abused by clergy in Pennsylvania diocese, Jury finds
  49. Vatican confirms possibility of Pope Francis visiting Armenia
  50. Israel is preventing Christians from worshipping freely in the Holy Land during Easter
  51. Electing pro-life president may be only hope for Little Sisters of the Poor
  52. Pope Francis condemns ‘cruel fundamentalism’ of Belgian terrorists
  53. Brussels Archbishop warns against anti-refugee sentiment in wake of attacks
  54. Kidnappped priest has not been crucified, says Yemen bishop
  55. Pope Francis to release document on the family on 8 April
  56. Expanding use of termination drug opens 'ever-widening door to abortion', warns New York Cardinal
  57. Selfish desire for money is the enemy of true harmony, Pope says
  58. Letters from America: Reaction in the US to Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia
  59. Cardinal Nichols: Human trafficking is an evil that must be stopped
  60. Pope Francis asks Christians to pray for him ahead of trip to meet refugees
  61. Pope's trip to Lesbos 'humanitarian' not political, says Vatican spokesman
  62. Decision to take refugees to the Vatican was inspired by the Holy Spirit, Pope says
  63. Be a living example of what you preach, Pope tells new priests
  64. Irish nun dies leading children to safety in Ecuador earthquake
  65. Beatification of Irish Jesuit will be ‘a very ecumenical event’
  66. Six arrested in alleged Islamic State attack on Vatican
  67. Anti-Vietnam peacenik Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan dies at the age of 94
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  70. Bishops urge action on growing instability in southern Nigeria
  71. Trevi fountain turns red to commemorate thousands of modern-day Christian martyrs
  72. Northern Ireland: Bishops urge Catholics to choose pro-life candidates
  73. Pope Francis: Are you a stubborn Christian or a vagabond Christian?
  74. Cardinal Nichols asks Catholics to 'protest' immigration policies of fear
  75. Cardinal Nichols welcomes Government U-turn on child refugees
  76. Alberta bishop says community is in shock as emergency declared in Fort McMurray
  77. 'Unauthorized people' in Vatican vetoing bishop candidates, claims head of German bishops conference
  78. Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is essential for Catholics
  79. Chinese bishop who spent years in labour camps dies
  80. 'Last Days' director imagined a devil looking a lot like Jesus
  81. The International Catholic Migration Commission to be headed by former Caritas priest
  82. New deaconess commission is not pathway to ordination of women priests, says Vatican spokesman
  83. Church must not condemn opium farmers, says Mexican bishop
  84. Pope will visit Ireland, says Dublin Archbishop
  85. After five-year standoff Pope welcomes Muslim leader to Vatican
  86. Catholics gather for Mass for Slovakian nun shot in South Sudan
  87. Vatileaks: Investigator says consultant admitted leaking documents
  88. Cardinal Loris Capovilla: oldest member of the College of Cardinals dies age 100
  89. Vatican bank supervisors step down over management differences
  90. Ignore the church schedule and serve the people, Pope tells deacons
  91. Pope to lead common prayer service at Reformation commemoration in Sweden
  92. Canada's House sends assisted suicide bill to Senate for approval
  93. Philadelphia archbishop to head exhortation working group
  94. Pope appoints apostolic administrator to archdiocese facing abuse allegations
  95. St Mary Magdelene memorial raised to a feast by Vatican
  96. Philippine bishops after Catholics to be tolerant in wake of Orlando shootings
  97. Christians must apologise for discrimination against gay communities, Pope says
  98. Head of SSPX accuses Pope Francis of encouraging doctrinal errors
  99. Pope prays for grace to cry at concentration camp where nearly a million Jews died
  100. Pope Francis: Saints Peter and Paul are two great lights shining in the hearts of the faithful
  101. Relics of Blessed Oscar Romero join 14 Catholic 'Witnesses for Freedom' in fortnight for religious liberty
  102. Pope Francis to highlight divine mercy with visit to Assisi
  103. Pope Francis: There is no military solution for Syria, only a political one
  104. Brazilian archbishop who supported priests accused of paedophilia resigns
  105. Pope appoints Chicago Archbishop to Congregation for Bishops
  106. Catholic Church welcomes US Bill that halts imminent collapse of infrastructure of Puerto Rico
  107. Former Fox News correspondent to head up Vatican press office
  108. Pope Francis issues directive contradicting advice of Cardinal Sarah
  109. Pope sends Vatican official to resume talks with Muslim university
  110. US Catholic bishops conference stands up for 'anti-constitutional' bill
  111. 'Voting error' reverses same sex marriage vote in Canada
  112. Scottish bishops call on Britain to scrap Trident weapons programme
  113. Puerto Rican priest sentenced to 15 years for sexual offences against 14-year-old
  114. Pope Francis sends high-ranking cardinal on peace mission to South Sudan
  115. US bishops set up task force to help deal with rise in racial tensions
  116. Security threat raised in Krakow but there is 'no direct threat', police assure pilgrims
  117. 200,000 pilgrims brave deluge to celebrate opening Mass of World Youth Day
  118. ‘Heroic’ Krakow cardinal dies five days after Pope’s hospital visit
  119. Body found in Arkansas River identified as missing seminarian
  120. Cardinal Ouellet: Amoris Laetitia promotes more respectful pastoral approach
  121. Vatican to release special stamp in honour of Mother Teresa
  122. Rio cardinal blesses Olympic torch ahead of opening ceremony
  123. Pakistan Church condemns Quetta hospital bombing
  124. Brazilian priest accused of abuse commits suicide in prison
  125. Church struggles to get aid to rural villages as after-effects of Hurricane Earl hit eastern Mexico
  126. Pope Francis invites Syrian refugees to lunch
  127. Pope prays for all exploited women and girls days after visiting group of ex-prostitutes
  128. Germany: Catholic bishops praise 'witness' of Martin Luther ahead of Reformation anniversary
  129. Chapel opens in Pakistani prison
  130. Pope appoints new bishop of Memphis
  131. Amoris Laetitia meets criteria of 'ordinary magisterium', says ecclesiology professor
  132. Pope Francis meets Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
  133. Now is time to stop spread of Isis 'cancer', urges Chaldean Patriarch
  134. Vatileaks monsignor begins 18-month prison term in Vatican
  135. Turkey gives early release to man convicted of murdering priest
  136. St Teresa will always be 'Mother' Teresa, says Pope
  137. Pilgrims asked to pray for Spanish nun murdered in Haiti
  138. Pope Francis in Sweden: Vatican announces provisional itinerary
  139. Bishop appointed by Vatican arrested by Chinese authorities
  140. Vatican releases details of Pope's trip to Caucasus
  141. US Abbot Polan elected primate by Benedictines
  142. Francis approves day of prayer for survivors of abuse
  143. Vatican debates merits of Pope Francis' view of the global economy
  144. Catholics urged to reject partisan views on migration and heed the Gospel message
  145. Pope Francis ends 15 years of discussion on law on sacraments by adopting Eastern code
  146. Bishops appeal to Catholic judiciary in bid to thwart Duterte's death penalty plan
  147. Christians must believe in the resurrection, not just its spiritual context
  148. Pope provides comfort for those struggling at the beginning and end of life's journey
  149. Jews, Christians and Muslims set out pathways to peace in Assisi
  150. Two priests kidnapped in Mexico found dead 24 hours later
  151. Santorum joins Donald Trump's Catholic advisory group
  152. Pope Francis appeals for help for civilians trapped in besieged Aleppo
  153. Pope warns of global war to destroy the institution of marriage
  154. Gay Catholics and those confused about sexuality deserve same pastoral care, Pope tell reporters
  155. Seven Catholic institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies
  156. Colombian president wins Nobel Peace Prize despite losing vote for peace
  157. Aid slowly makes its way to thousands of Haitians displaced by hurricane
  158. Sport works in tough areas of life where religion often fails, Vatican conference hears
  159. Archbishop of Detroit says special 'Mass of Pardon' for the sins of the diocese
  160. Pope calls for ceasefire to protect 'victims of the inhumane conflict in Syria'
  161. Christians who reject refugees are 'hypocrites,' Pope says
  162. Pope Francis canonises seven new saints who 'struggled to the very end with all their strength'
  163. Colombian bishops urge the government and rebels to commit to ceasefire
  164. Catholic bishops step up campaign to steer warring factions to peace in Congo
  165. Iraqi Christians welcome Mosul offensive but still fear the aftermath
  166. Jesuits close church to dialogue over student protests after it is 'violated'
  167. Pope Francis opens papal bedroom to the public for the first time
  168. Manila Archdiocese launches drug rehab programme after huge increase in vigilante killings
  169. US Catholics urged to pray novena ahead of election
  170. Vatican to open archives on Argentina's 'dirty war'
  171. Priests to celebrate Masses outdoors after massive earthquake destroys town
  172. The Beatitudes according to Pope Francis
  173. Pope Francis: Catholic Church is very unlikely to ever ordain women
  174. US election: Catholic women responsible for boosting Clinton campaign
  175. Church is afraid to speak out about organ trafficking, says Mozambique nun
  176. Washington DC takes next step towards legalising assisted suicide
  177. US voters rejected Catholic Church's standpoints on single issue referendums
  178. Religious leaders react to Trump's shock US presidential election win
  179. Diocese investigating 'aborted foetus priest' over potential 'desecration of the altar'
  180. Congressmen call halt to same sex marriage in Mexico for fear of Catholic backlash
  181. Pope encourages new cardinals not to let virus of 'animosity' enter the Church
  182. Mercy doesn't end today, says Pope at close of Holy Year
  183. Rwanda bishops ask for forgiveness for part Catholics played in 1994 genocide
  184. Mary to be the focus of next World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis announces
  185. Martin Scorsese meets Pope after private screening for Jesuits
  186. Pope Francis announces first US martyr, leading the way for beatification
  187. Swiss bishop to priests: No last rites for patients seeking assisted suicide
  188. Baby Jesus reminds us of painful plight of migrants, Pope says as Vatican Nativity scene unveiled
  189. Pope calls to express condolences after Cairo church attack
  190. Pope writes to President Assad urging him to end the war in Syria
  191. Vatican encourages faithful to send birthday message to Pope Francis
  192. 'Leader of the people' of Brazil Cardinal Arns dies age 95
  193. Filipino bishops oppose restoring death penalty as 'culture of death' prevails
  194. Pope meets with Colombian leaders at odds on FARC peace deal
  195. Pope Francis to visit Fatima in May 2017
  196. Pope names first woman to head Vatican Museums
  197. Cardinal Timothy Dolan to play part in Donald Trump's presidential inauguration
  198. Scourge of terrorism is enveloping the world, says Pope in first message of 2017
  199. Catholic representation in Capitol Hill increases as new lawmakers are sworn in
  200. Church in India forms support group for transgender people
  201. Newborn found on steps of Catholic cathedral in good health
  202. Vatican's doctrinal chief dismisses idea of 'fraternal correction' of Pope
  203. Vatican commission responds to Order of Malta's refusal to cooperate with investigation
  204. Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers
  205. Church must address intolerance, says bishop, after 'integration czar' labels Catholic schools 'homophobic'
  206. Pope meets Palestinian President as world leaders recommit to two-state solution
  207. Opus Dei to begin process to choose new prelate
  208. Protests across Virginia as state executes 112th victim in 40 years
  209. Pro-life groups celebrate Trump’s ban on funding for abortions overseas
  210. Americans back tighter abortion laws as Trump cuts supply of tax dollars to foreign abortion schemes
  211. Pope Francis: Never underestimate the courage and wisdom of women
  212. Bishop vows to 'stand in solidarity with immigrant families' as Trump orders US-Mexico wall
  213. Vatican officials visit war-torn city of Aleppo to express Pope's 'closeness' with Syrian people
  214. Right to life engrained in constitution, US Vice President Pence tells pro-life march
  215. Trump's ban on immigrants is devastating, chaotic and cruel, US bishops say
  216. Trump promise to prioritise Christian refugees will fuel tension, warns Iraqi Patriarch
  217. Trump nominates Episcopalian known to back religious rights as US Supreme Court Judge
  218. Trump's decision to retain Obama's 'deeply flawed' executive order threatens religious freedom, warn US Bishops
  219. Vatican releases 'clearest possible guidelines' on church's stance on bioethical issues
  220. Clericalism is a 'virus that has infected the church', Australian abuse panel told
  221. No nation free of organ trafficking, claim speakers at Vatican summit
  222. Catholics and Lutherans celebrate Reformation with new Bible translations
  223. US bishops urge Conscience Act to protect health care workers from having to 'destroy innocent unborn children'
  224. Pope Francis asks for forgiveness from victims of clerical sex abuse on behalf of Catholic Church
  225. Christian leaders urge Trump not to delay on signing religious freedom legislation
  226. Fatima nun one step closer to beatification as Portuguese church sends evidence to Vatican
  227. US-Mexico border bishops call for dignity for migrants
  228. Vatican freezes €2m over suspected money laundering
  229. Populism fuelling self-centred rejection of migrants, pope says
  230. Cardinal Burke leaves Guam after interviewing witnesses in abuse case
  231. Trump administration to enhance enforcement of immigration laws, including construction of US-Mexico wall
  232. Defend Ukraine's children in face of 'humanitarian emergency' not seen in Europe since WWII, implores archbishop
  233. South African bishops call for restraint following xenophobic attacks
  234. US bishops applaud Trump repeal of transgender bathroom directive
  235. Reach out to cohabiting couples in order to promote marriage, says pope
  236. Assisted suicide law takes effect in US capital despite church opposition
  237. Lent is a time to say no to the asphyxia of selfishness and 'silent indifference', says Pope
  238. Situation is 'critical and dangerous' for Iraqi christians refugees
  239. Christians must differentiate between Muslims and extremists, warns Catholic church in Egypt
  240. Iraq excluded from Trump's revised executive order temporarily banning refugees from entering the US
  241. Poor will bear the brunt of Republican's new healthcare legislation, Catholic bishops say
  242. Transnational corporations commit 'abuses with impunity', says Guatemalan bishop urging UN defence of human rights
  243. Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit Colombia in September
  244. Attacks show Venezuelan Government relations with Catholics deteriorating
  245. Beatification date for Oklahoma priest murdered in Guatemala announced
  246. Catholic climate change activists put pressure on Trump administration over Paris Agreement
  247. Indian bishops set up online system to register and protect migrants
  248. OBITUARY: Early civil rights activist who was radicalised by deprivation of Derry hometown
  249. Half the population of South Sudan on the brink of starvation, says Catholic Relief Service representative
  250. Pope committed to rooting out the 'scourge of sex abuse in the church' says Cardinal
  251. Spread hope, preach Christ, don't worry about numbers, pope says
  252. Indigenous, accompanied by church, fight for rights in Amazon rainforest
  253. Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims, following Marie Collins resignation
  254. Companies that help build Trump's border wall are 'traitors to the homeland', says Archdiocese of Mexico
  255. Global peace and security demand an end to nuclear weapons, pope tells UN
  256. White House 'does not care about climate change', warns Catholic environment campaigners
  257. Our Lady of Fatima centenary: The special relationship between St John Paul II and Our Lady
  258. First three Vatican refugee families begin new life in Italy
  259. More must be done to combat child trafficking, Vatican official says
  260. Pope horrified by 'unacceptable massacre' in Syria
  261. Cupich starts seed fund for anti-violence initiatives in Chicago and pleads for more help
  262. Number of Catholics in the world continues upward trend, thanks to Africa
  263. Catholic leaders in Syria condemn US aggression over alleged chemical attacks
  264. Scientists must 'foresee and prevent' distorted use of biotechnologies to manipulate life, says Pope
  265. Next few months will decide Christians' fate in badly scarred Iraq, says aid agency head
  266. 'Love is the engine that drives our hope forward', Pope Francis tells weekly audience
  267. Editor-at-large of Jesuit America magazine to advise Vatican communications department
  268. Egypt has highest level of government restriction on religion, according to global report
  269. In Syria, Franciscan superior sees devastation, but also signs of hope
  270. 'Demonic' Boko Haram must be fought in the spiritual realm as well as the physical, says Nigerian Catholic bishop
  271. Vatican stamps mark Pope Benedict's birthday and Fatima apparitions
  272. Catholic bishops welcome stays of execution for six condemned men in Arkansas
  273. Head of Philippines bishops conference attacks Catholics for 'rebuffing church morals and doctrine'
  274. Vatican confirms Bartholomew to meet Pope during Cairo trip
  275. Church needs martyrs who 'stand up to hatred' even though it endangers their lives, Pope says
  276. Catholic bishops name no names as they weigh in on French presidential election
  277. Catholic schools forced to erect 8ft walls and hire armed guards to protect children in Pakistan
  278. Christians 'always have hope' no matter how bad things get, Francis says ahead of trip to Cairo
  279. Knights of Malta urged to vote for a temporary leader to replace Festing
  280. ICC's 'mass murder' case against Duterte should inject fear into the Philippines killing squads, bishops say
  281. Catholic leaders urge Israel to meet Palestinian hunger strikers' demands
  282. Pope calls for peace amid deadly protests in Venezuela
  283. Pope Francis' historic trip to Cairo was 'big blessing' to Egyptians
  284. Belgian Catholic order allows euthanasia in psychiatric care centres it runs
  285. Bankruptcy protection is a more fair and transparent solution to Puerto Rican debt crisis
  286. Head of French Catholic bishops welcomes Macron's election
  287. Priest kidnapped in Yemen pleads for help in new video message
  288. US bishops pledge to end death penalty
  289. South Korean Catholics hope Catholic president-elect can unify nation
  290. FATIMA@100: Pope says his visit to the site of Marian apparitions is pilgrimage of peace and hope
  291. The death penalty is 'inadmissible', says Pope
  292. FATIMA@100: Pope says he has doubts about alleged Medjugorje apparitions
  293. Latin American bishops appeal for aid for food-short Venezuela
  294. Reports say Callista Gingrich will be nominated as US Vatican ambassador
  295. Message of peace given at Fatima still 'timely and urgent' 100 years later, says UN panel
  296. Priest stabbed at the altar while celebrating Mass in Mexico city
  297. Pope wants synod dedicated to people in Amazon, archbishop says
  298. Vatican commission believes first seven Marian apparitions at Medjugorje were real but doubts authenticity of others
  299. Australian Police take legal advice on whether to prosecute Cardinal Pell on decades-old abuse allegations
  300. Pope Francis to join rest of Catholic world in celebrating Corpus Christi on a Sunday
  301. Medjugorje report's conclusions could be a 'first' for the church, says Vatican commission member
  302. Coptic pope issues stark warning that Christians in Egypt are 'struggling for their very existence'
  303. Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican
  304. UN only 'half fulfilled its role' as refugees left to 'sad fate', says Central African bishop
  305. Trump first sitting president to visit Jersualem's Western Wall
  306. Venezuelan bishops repeat their rejection of government's proposal for a new constitution
  307. Devil wants 'comfortable, wishy-washy, business savvy' Catholic Church, Pope says
  308. Documentary featuring Pope Francis and feature film on Fatima apparitions to be released in cinemas
  309. First Swedish cardinal has a 'very important mission' in one of the most secular countries in Europe
  310. Becoming a cardinal is not a job promotion but a call to be more like Jesus, Spanish cardinal-designate says
  311. First cardinal-designate from Laos 'never dreamed this appointment was possible'
  312. Pope Francis names Archbishop Angelo De Donatis as vicar for the Diocese of Rome
  313. Francis points to the road map of the Christian spirit in Scriptures
  314. Priest says Egypt's Christians feel they could be martyrs at any time
  315. Pope in Genoa: condemns meritocracy; attitudes to migrants and challenges priests over vocations crisis
  316. Federal appeals court upholds injunction against Trump's travel ban
  317. Bishops in southern Mexico face threats from organised criminal groups
  318. Medieval Catholic church to blame for Lutheran split, Cardinal Koch tells ecumenical leaders
  319. US Bishops urge Trump to honour Paris climate pact to protect the planet
  320. The Holy Spirit 'generates diversity' which brings about unity, Pope Francis tells Pentecostal audience
  321. Catholic missionaries are in the vanguard of relationship with Muslims worldwide, Francis says
  322. Questions surround Cameroonian bishop's reported suicide
  323. Catholic killed in London Bridge attack inspires charitable gifts
  324. US House of Representatives passes bill to aid Christian victims of genocide in Middle East
  325. US church leaders helping many find healing as victims of clergy sexual abuse, but more to be done, finds audit
  326. Spanish government honours Catholic who died saving a woman's life at London Bridge
  327. Uphold a woman's right to contribute fully to society, pope says
  328. Archbishop to become Lithuania's first beatified Soviet-era martyr
  329. South Africa 'a few inches from the throes of a mafia state' finds panel as Council of Churches call for dissolution of Parliament
  330. Cameroonian bishop's death: murder not suicide, say officials
  331. Pope joins other religious leaders to promote friendship across religions and cultures
  332. Parish prays for US congressman in critical condition after shooting
  333. Over 50 Indonesian priests resign after accusing bishop of embezzling more than £78,000 of church money
  334. Elections needed in Venezuela to put an end to violence and bring relief to suffering people, says Vatican official
  335. Stolen St John Bosco brain relic found hidden in copper teapot
  336. Church offers counselling to help children cope with trauma of Grenfell fire
  337. Pope to make fourth visit to South America with Peru-Chile trip planned for January, announces Vatican
  338. Pope urges Merkel to continue supporting Paris climate agreement
  339. 'Resorting to old models' will only delay resolution of conflict between US and Cuba, says bishop
  340. End fear and false ideologies by getting to know refugees, says Pope
  341. Experienced diplomat, Indian Cardinal Dias dies at 81
  342. Indonesian priests seek Vatican help in row with bishop over church funds
  343. More than 3,300 killed in DRC fighting since October, reports Catholic Church
  344. Pope sends nearly half a million dollars to South Sudan to show solidarity and support, after visit postponed
  345. American film director and producer, Scorsese, says a childhood of faith and films continues to inspire him
  346. Mali Church demands tougher stance against Islamists following terrorist attack
  347. US priest brutally murdered in Guatemala, Father Rother, documentary trailer released
  348. Catholic Church supports separate Gorkha homeland in India
  349. Francis 'sounding board' retired US Archbishop John Quinn dies aged 88
  350. Desecration of Catholic chapel in Southern Philippines 'gravely sinful', says Filipino Cardinal
  351. UK pharmacy regulator abandons proposal to strip conscience protections
  352. Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean 'North Korea,' former leaders say
  353. Pope will attend reconciliation events in Colombia, announces Vatican
  354. Vatican expresses 'grave concern' as Chinese government appear to prevent bishop from assuming leadership of diocese
  355. Philippine bishops' head warns Catholics against fake news
  356. Loss of affordable access to US healthcare under proposed bill 'simply unacceptable', says bishop
  357. US bishops 'deeply concerned' as Supreme court allows partial implementation of Trump travel ban
  358. Pope tells archbishops not to be 'armchair Catholics,' but apostles
  359. DRC bishops condemn repression and demand elections
  360. UK bishops offer prayers for terminally-ill baby, Charlie Gard, as parents say life-support will be turned off
  361. Conscience-based objectors sue Illinois over law requiring them to inform patients of 'benefits' of abortion
  362. Marawi bishop dismisses 'ridiculous' proposals to negotiate with IS-linked extremists for release of priest
  363. Vietnamese Catholic blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison
  364. Francis appeals for peace in Venezuela as political crisis continues to escalate
  365. Pope: Hunger caused by 'indifference of many, selfishness of a few'
  366. Coexistence and 'deepening of democracy in Lebanon' sends message of hope, say Christian and Muslim leaders
  367. Canadian bishops: Abortion should not be 'core' of foreign policy
  368. New documentary reveals Pope Francis' concept of art
  369. US and European bishops call for a plan to eliminate nuclear weapons
  370. Church officials disappointed as Myanmar government refuses entry to UN fact-finders
  371. Pope to beatify Colombian martyrs during visit
  372. Return of Guam archbishop would be disastrous, says coadjutor
  373. Canadian Churches and NGOs take government to court over refugee pact with US
  374. Venezuela government aims to install 'military dictatorship', say bishops
  375. South Sudanese bishop challenges government to admit bankruptcy
  376. Philippine bishops appeal for return to peace in south of country
  377. Nigerian calls West's imposition of abortion 'cultural supremacy'
  378. Yemen's foreign minister says kidnapped Salesian is still alive
  379. Vatican indicts former hospital officials for stealing money to refurbish cardinal's flat
  380. US bishop lauds bill to fight human trafficking
  381. Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types
  382. Catholics lead resistance to Minnesota Satanic Temple veterans monument
  383. Brazil trying to undo protections for indigenous peoples warns Archbishop
  384. Korean bishops' conference backs South Korean leader's peace goal with North
  385. Two priests kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled North Kivu province
  386. Senate committee considers Callista Gingrich nomination as US ambassador to the Vatican
  387. Cameroon bishops take legal action over bishop's suspicious death
  388. Facebook restores Catholic pages after their accidental removal
  389. Jerusalem Christian leaders express 'serious concern' over escalation in tension in Old City
  390. US bishops call for permanent protection for young migrants
  391. Church in Colombia a 'prophetic voice' for peace, priest says
  392. Chinese official indicates Beijing to retain tight grip on church
  393. Churches provide refuge to Kenyans fleeing al-Shabab attacks
  394. Christians need time to rebuild trust before return to Mosul region
  395. Explosive device detonated outside Mexican bishops' offices
  396. French priest's martyrdom a life-changing event, archbishop says
  397. China tells mainland media how to refer to retired Hong Kong bishop
  398. Russia and West must settle differences to achieve peace, Cardinal Parolin says
  399. Kenyan Catholic bishops urge peaceful vote
  400. Head of Knights of Malta relief efforts says rescue of migrants at sea a 'human obligation'
  401. Cardinal says Venezuela must take blame for 10 election-related deaths
  402. Former priest leaves US prison after serving his sentence for child sex abuse
  403. US bishops urge Trump to act quickly to ease contraceptive mandate
  404. Friar's remains exhumed, relics collected ahead of beatification Mass
  405. Mexican priest stabbed at cathedral in May dies
  406. Constituent Assembly will 'mortgage' Venezuela's future, Vatican says
  407. Ethical questions surface as scientists advance gene-editing work
  408. Cardinal Tettamanzi, 'loving, beloved pastor,' dies at 83
  409. Pope names Academy for Life governing council
  410. Create unity where there is division, pope tells Peruvians ahead of visit
  411. Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients
  412. Peacemakers at White House vigil urge US to empty its nuclear arsenal
  413. Vatican investigates Indonesian bishop accused of having an affair and misappropriating church funds
  414. Vatican official hints at unofficial agreement with China on bishops
  415. US and North Korea must return to negotiating table says former Vatican diplomat
  416. Italians debate whether rescuing migrants at sea can be a crime
  417. US bishop urges diplomacy to ease US-North Korea differences warning of 'catastrophic death and destruction' from military action
  418. Nun known as 'Mother Teresa of Pakistan' to receive state funeral
  419. US bishops call for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly
  420. Displacement of Middle East Christians 'a genocidal project' and 'humanitarian catastrophe' say patriarchs in plea to pope
  421. Archbishop says Blessed Romero could be canonised next year
  422. Venezuelan cardinal rejects US military intervention
  423. Pope prays for victims of 'devastating' mudslide in Sierra Leone
  424. Vietnam's government must respect religious freedom, says Vatican envoy
  425. Bishops of six Nigerian dioceses appeal to priests and laity to obey pope and accept Ahiara bishop
  426. Iceland population with Down syndrome 'disappearing' as nearly 100 per cent abort Downs babies
  427. More than 20 million face famine in greatest humanitarian crisis in UN's history
  428. Catholic leaders urge prayers and unity after attacks in Spain
  429. Church leaders oppose Bolivian law stripping protection for native lands
  430. Vatican pharmacy does booming business
  431. Eclipse a way to appreciate creation, Vatican astronomer tells audience
  432. Philippine bishops criticise drug war as 80 killed in one week
  433. Dublin archbishop outlines themes to prepare for World Meeting of Families
  434. Cardinal Parolin's Russia visit focuses on ecumenism and peace
  435. Polish archbishop thinks Vatican will recognise Medjugorje apparitions
  436. Priest who fathers child has moral obligation to step aside from ministry and look after mother and baby, says US cardinal
  437. US bishops form new body to address 'sin of racism' that 'afflicts' nation
  438. Catholic priests in the Central African Republic accuse UN of 'deliberately abandoning' town to rebels
  439. Rome Caritas blames police for violent removal of refugees
  440. African-American couple demands apology from former KKK priest who burnt cross in front of their house
  441. Texas parishioners shocked by devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey
  442. Vatican 'concerned' about terrorist threats and will continue to remain vigilant, says Cardinal Parolin
  443. Parishes in Macau, hit by two typhoons, hold special Masses
  444. Work against fear and hatred pope tells South Korean religious leaders
  445. Catholic leaders sharply criticise Trump's decision to end DACA
  446. Papal plane diverted en route to Colombia to avoid Hurricane Irma
  447. Pope arrives to help promote healing in Colombia, scarred by war
  448. Hurricane Irma cuts deadly path in Caribbean as church officials prepare response
  449. US Catholic church needs 'illegal aliens to fill the pews', says former White House strategist
  450. Defend life, equality, unity, pope tells Colombians
  451. In Cartagena, pope prays for Venezuela and denounces modern slavery
  452. Manila cardinal asks churches to ring bells to remember drug-war deaths
  453. Pope calls for change of culture at final Colombia mass
  454. Pope says Trump should rethink DACA as dividing families is not 'pro-life'
  455. US bishops pray for 'safety, care' of all hit hard by two massive hurricanes
  456. Chainsaw-wielding nun in Hurricane Irma aftermath becomes internet sensation
  457. Freed Indian Salesian priest meets Pope Francis
  458. US bishops urge extending renewal deadline for DACA youth in Texas, Florida
  459. Prime Minister must intervene to stop 'spiralling hatred' against Christians, say Indian bishops
  460. Indonesian church backs government anti-human-trafficking drive
  461. Salesian priest recounts harrowing tale of his capture and liberation
  462. Pope praises Rome's first interreligious half-marathon
  463. Philippine priest, kidnapped by Islamic militants, freed
  464. US judicial group launches digital ads opposing 'religious litmus test'
  465. In Russia, Orthodox artists work to revive religious sensibility
  466. Situation in Mexico 'extremely serious' following earthquake, says Bishop
  467. Chinese Catholics fear new regulations will further suppress activities
  468. Renowned investigator of Marian apparitions dies at 99
  469. War robs South Sudan youths of childhood, says bishops' conference head
  470. Pope concerned about growing anti-migrant sentiment
  471. Fr Stanley Rother, first US born martyr to be beatified, an 'authentic light for church and world'
  472. Canadian cardinal denounces 'unfaithful' and 'alarmist' interpretations of Amoris Laetitia
  473. Catholic groups decry end of special immigration status for Sudan
  474. 'Amoris Laetitia' is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says
  475. Pope highlights dangers of 'fake news'
  476. 40 Catholic institutions to take 'moral stand' and divest from fossil fuels
  477. Pope says eliminating any difference between the sexes is 'not right'
  478. Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate
  479. Myanmar cardinal defends country's embattled leader
  480. Legionaries pledge renewal as former rector admits fathering children
  481. Fears of malnutrition crisis as Marawi conflict continues
  482. Vatican releases pope's schedule for visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh
  483. Variety of Catholic rites in India is not threat to unity, pope says
  484. Bishop says decline of faith in West hurts Nigerian church
  485. US Catholics call on Trump to seek diplomatic solution with North Korea
  486. Canada did not seek extradition for diplomat with porn charges, says Vatican
  487. Former head of Vatican hospital found guilty of abuse of office
  488. Vatican demands Indonesian bishop repay funds he allegedly stole
  489. Ukrainian bishop sees 'real chance of peace' in country's crisis
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