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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. The Paris muslim fighting 'fanatic scum' with his own peaceful version of a jihad
  5. Chicago’s Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer
  6. Holy Land bishops file complaint after church burning endorsement
  7. US Archbishop condemns broken justice system
  8. Pope: overcome indifference in face of trafficking and forced migration
  9. Vatican upholds refusal to allow transsexual to become godparent
  10. Pope touches down in Cuba on historic tour
  11. Puerto Rico archbishop pleads with US for help
  12. Synod: We are not a parliament but a place of prayer
  13. Ukraine risks becoming 'some kind of Somalia'
  14. Pope: divorced and remarrieds not the only question for synod
  15. Francis to visit troubled Mexico in 2016, Vatican confirms
  16. Bishops decry California governor over assisted suicide bill
  17. Church must cast its net to catch more families, Francis says
  18. Greece braces itself for another wave of refugees
  19. Pope asks for forgiveness for scandals of the Church
  20. Violence takes its hold on Jerusalem, the holiest of cities
  21. Relief workers concern as Philippines typhoon death toll rises
  22. Thousands of volunteers fill the humanitarian gap
  23. We are so sorry say two small-group reports to the synod
  24. Visit of Pope to Africa is vital for Muslim relations
  25. Church must do more to support soldiers, says Pope
  26. Pro-lifers celebrate as abortions stopped for lack of doctors
  27. Lego Vatican proves a useful distraction for Catholic priest
  28. Pope remains hopeful African trip will still go ahead
  29. Two Vatican officials arrested for leaked financial documents
  30. Archbishop confirms Pope will visit Mexico in February
  31. Reset of Vatican's finances still on course thanks to increase in lay experts
  32. Pornography is a 'mortal sin' that pervades all walks of life, say US Catholic bishops
  33. Pray for lacerated world Pope asks as he sends prayers to Mali and prepares for Kenya, Uganda and CAR visit
  34. Catholic Church in US keeps pressure on White House to help Syrian refugees
  35. Good relationship between Mali Christians and Muslims won't be stained by terror attacks
  36. Vatileaks II trial delayed for one week as Chaouqui is allowed to switch lawyers
  37. Missionary spirit is not about converting people but preaching love, humanity and faith, Pope Francis says
  38. Catholic leaders try to convince US secretary of state that Isis is committing genocide
  39. The father of Nepal Catholicism, Bishop Anthony Sharma, dies of brain cancer
  40. Catholic Church has no missionary initiative directed towards Jews, Vatican commission reports
  41. Denial or disregard of God produces 'untold cruelty and violence' in world, Pope Francis says
  42. Pope Francis warns Catholic pilgrims to be beware of scams after £50,000 police raid
  43. Pope Francis praises the UN Security Council for agreeing Syrian peace deal
  44. Family-owned pharmacy fights US Supreme Court over abortion pill
  45. Florida bishops put pressure on pro-life governor to end executions
  46. Love is ... not a soap opera nor does it just come from God, says Francis
  47. Catholic bishops appeal against US deportation of Central American migrants
  48. New Jersey puts halt to assisted suicide bill after groundswell of opposition
  49. El Paso to hold simulcast as Francis visits neighbouring Ciudad Juarez in Mexico
  50. Eucharistic Congress: World leaders should be more like Pope Francis
  51. Pope asks Mexican people for a few minutes alone with Our Lady of Guadalupe
  52. Ukraine's Catholics not hopeful over Pope Francis' meeting with Russian Patriarch
  53. Cardinal Parolin: scrapping celibacy is no solution to vocations crisis
  54. Francis fulfills his primary goal of Mexico trip and prays in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  55. Border town Ciudad Juarez waits for Pope Francis' historic arrival
  56. Pope Francis tells indigenous Mexicans: you have much to teach us
  57. Pope in Mexico: Jesus would never send a hitman, Francis warns youth off drug gangs
  58. Pope prays alone for the millions of Latin Americans affected by migration to the US
  59. Head of Ukrainian Church consoled by Pope's words after joint declaration
  60. Spotlight not anti-Catholic, Vatican newspaper says
  61. Child as young as eight among hundreds abused by clergy in Pennsylvania diocese, Jury finds
  62. Vatican confirms possibility of Pope Francis visiting Armenia
  63. Israel is preventing Christians from worshipping freely in the Holy Land during Easter
  64. Electing pro-life president may be only hope for Little Sisters of the Poor
  65. Pope Francis condemns ‘cruel fundamentalism’ of Belgian terrorists
  66. Brussels Archbishop warns against anti-refugee sentiment in wake of attacks
  67. Kidnappped priest has not been crucified, says Yemen bishop
  68. Pope Francis to release document on the family on 8 April
  69. Expanding use of termination drug opens 'ever-widening door to abortion', warns New York Cardinal
  70. Selfish desire for money is the enemy of true harmony, Pope says
  71. Letters from America: Reaction in the US to Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia
  72. Cardinal Nichols: Human trafficking is an evil that must be stopped
  73. Pope Francis asks Christians to pray for him ahead of trip to meet refugees
  74. Pope's trip to Lesbos 'humanitarian' not political, says Vatican spokesman
  75. Decision to take refugees to the Vatican was inspired by the Holy Spirit, Pope says
  76. Be a living example of what you preach, Pope tells new priests
  77. Irish nun dies leading children to safety in Ecuador earthquake
  78. Beatification of Irish Jesuit will be ‘a very ecumenical event’
  79. Six arrested in alleged Islamic State attack on Vatican
  80. Anti-Vietnam peacenik Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan dies at the age of 94
  81. Bishops urge
  82. Bishops urge
  83. Bishops urge action on growing instability in southern Nigeria
  84. Trevi fountain turns red to commemorate thousands of modern-day Christian martyrs
  85. Northern Ireland: Bishops urge Catholics to choose pro-life candidates
  86. Pope Francis: Are you a stubborn Christian or a vagabond Christian?
  87. Cardinal Nichols asks Catholics to 'protest' immigration policies of fear
  88. Cardinal Nichols welcomes Government U-turn on child refugees
  89. Alberta bishop says community is in shock as emergency declared in Fort McMurray
  90. 'Unauthorized people' in Vatican vetoing bishop candidates, claims head of German bishops conference
  91. Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is essential for Catholics
  92. Chinese bishop who spent years in labour camps dies
  93. 'Last Days' director imagined a devil looking a lot like Jesus
  94. The International Catholic Migration Commission to be headed by former Caritas priest
  95. New deaconess commission is not pathway to ordination of women priests, says Vatican spokesman
  96. Church must not condemn opium farmers, says Mexican bishop
  97. Pope will visit Ireland, says Dublin Archbishop
  98. After five-year standoff Pope welcomes Muslim leader to Vatican
  99. Catholics gather for Mass for Slovakian nun shot in South Sudan
  100. Vatileaks: Investigator says consultant admitted leaking documents
  101. Cardinal Loris Capovilla: oldest member of the College of Cardinals dies age 100
  102. Vatican bank supervisors step down over management differences
  103. Ignore the church schedule and serve the people, Pope tells deacons
  104. Pope to lead common prayer service at Reformation commemoration in Sweden
  105. Canada's House sends assisted suicide bill to Senate for approval
  106. Philadelphia archbishop to head exhortation working group
  107. Pope appoints apostolic administrator to archdiocese facing abuse allegations
  108. St Mary Magdelene memorial raised to a feast by Vatican
  109. Philippine bishops after Catholics to be tolerant in wake of Orlando shootings
  110. Christians must apologise for discrimination against gay communities, Pope says
  111. Head of SSPX accuses Pope Francis of encouraging doctrinal errors
  112. Pope prays for grace to cry at concentration camp where nearly a million Jews died
  113. Pope Francis: Saints Peter and Paul are two great lights shining in the hearts of the faithful
  114. Relics of Blessed Oscar Romero join 14 Catholic 'Witnesses for Freedom' in fortnight for religious liberty
  115. Pope Francis to highlight divine mercy with visit to Assisi
  116. Pope Francis: There is no military solution for Syria, only a political one
  117. Brazilian archbishop who supported priests accused of paedophilia resigns
  118. Pope appoints Chicago Archbishop to Congregation for Bishops
  119. Catholic Church welcomes US Bill that halts imminent collapse of infrastructure of Puerto Rico
  120. Former Fox News correspondent to head up Vatican press office
  121. Pope Francis issues directive contradicting advice of Cardinal Sarah
  122. Pope sends Vatican official to resume talks with Muslim university
  123. US Catholic bishops conference stands up for 'anti-constitutional' bill
  124. 'Voting error' reverses same sex marriage vote in Canada
  125. Scottish bishops call on Britain to scrap Trident weapons programme
  126. Puerto Rican priest sentenced to 15 years for sexual offences against 14-year-old
  127. Pope Francis sends high-ranking cardinal on peace mission to South Sudan
  128. US bishops set up task force to help deal with rise in racial tensions
  129. Security threat raised in Krakow but there is 'no direct threat', police assure pilgrims
  130. 200,000 pilgrims brave deluge to celebrate opening Mass of World Youth Day
  131. ‘Heroic’ Krakow cardinal dies five days after Pope’s hospital visit
  132. Body found in Arkansas River identified as missing seminarian
  133. Cardinal Ouellet: Amoris Laetitia promotes more respectful pastoral approach
  134. Vatican to release special stamp in honour of Mother Teresa
  135. Rio cardinal blesses Olympic torch ahead of opening ceremony
  136. Pakistan Church condemns Quetta hospital bombing
  137. Brazilian priest accused of abuse commits suicide in prison
  138. Church struggles to get aid to rural villages as after-effects of Hurricane Earl hit eastern Mexico
  139. Pope Francis invites Syrian refugees to lunch
  140. Pope prays for all exploited women and girls days after visiting group of ex-prostitutes
  141. Germany: Catholic bishops praise 'witness' of Martin Luther ahead of Reformation anniversary
  142. Chapel opens in Pakistani prison
  143. Pope appoints new bishop of Memphis
  144. Amoris Laetitia meets criteria of 'ordinary magisterium', says ecclesiology professor
  145. Pope Francis meets Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
  146. Now is time to stop spread of Isis 'cancer', urges Chaldean Patriarch
  147. Vatileaks monsignor begins 18-month prison term in Vatican
  148. Turkey gives early release to man convicted of murdering priest
  149. St Teresa will always be 'Mother' Teresa, says Pope
  150. Pilgrims asked to pray for Spanish nun murdered in Haiti
  151. Pope Francis in Sweden: Vatican announces provisional itinerary
  152. Bishop appointed by Vatican arrested by Chinese authorities
  153. Vatican releases details of Pope's trip to Caucasus
  154. US Abbot Polan elected primate by Benedictines
  155. Francis approves day of prayer for survivors of abuse
  156. Vatican debates merits of Pope Francis' view of the global economy
  157. Catholics urged to reject partisan views on migration and heed the Gospel message
  158. Pope Francis ends 15 years of discussion on law on sacraments by adopting Eastern code
  159. Bishops appeal to Catholic judiciary in bid to thwart Duterte's death penalty plan
  160. Christians must believe in the resurrection, not just its spiritual context
  161. Pope provides comfort for those struggling at the beginning and end of life's journey
  162. Jews, Christians and Muslims set out pathways to peace in Assisi
  163. Two priests kidnapped in Mexico found dead 24 hours later
  164. Santorum joins Donald Trump's Catholic advisory group
  165. Pope Francis appeals for help for civilians trapped in besieged Aleppo
  166. Pope warns of global war to destroy the institution of marriage
  167. Gay Catholics and those confused about sexuality deserve same pastoral care, Pope tell reporters
  168. Seven Catholic institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies
  169. Colombian president wins Nobel Peace Prize despite losing vote for peace
  170. Aid slowly makes its way to thousands of Haitians displaced by hurricane
  171. Sport works in tough areas of life where religion often fails, Vatican conference hears
  172. Archbishop of Detroit says special 'Mass of Pardon' for the sins of the diocese
  173. Pope calls for ceasefire to protect 'victims of the inhumane conflict in Syria'
  174. Christians who reject refugees are 'hypocrites,' Pope says
  175. Pope Francis canonises seven new saints who 'struggled to the very end with all their strength'
  176. Colombian bishops urge the government and rebels to commit to ceasefire
  177. Catholic bishops step up campaign to steer warring factions to peace in Congo
  178. Iraqi Christians welcome Mosul offensive but still fear the aftermath
  179. Jesuits close church to dialogue over student protests after it is 'violated'
  180. Pope Francis opens papal bedroom to the public for the first time
  181. Manila Archdiocese launches drug rehab programme after huge increase in vigilante killings
  182. US Catholics urged to pray novena ahead of election
  183. Vatican to open archives on Argentina's 'dirty war'
  184. Priests to celebrate Masses outdoors after massive earthquake destroys town
  185. The Beatitudes according to Pope Francis
  186. Pope Francis: Catholic Church is very unlikely to ever ordain women
  187. US election: Catholic women responsible for boosting Clinton campaign
  188. Church is afraid to speak out about organ trafficking, says Mozambique nun
  189. Washington DC takes next step towards legalising assisted suicide
  190. US voters rejected Catholic Church's standpoints on single issue referendums
  191. Religious leaders react to Trump's shock US presidential election win
  192. Diocese investigating 'aborted foetus priest' over potential 'desecration of the altar'
  193. Congressmen call halt to same sex marriage in Mexico for fear of Catholic backlash
  194. Pope encourages new cardinals not to let virus of 'animosity' enter the Church
  195. Mercy doesn't end today, says Pope at close of Holy Year
  196. Rwanda bishops ask for forgiveness for part Catholics played in 1994 genocide
  197. Mary to be the focus of next World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis announces
  198. Martin Scorsese meets Pope after private screening for Jesuits
  199. Pope Francis announces first US martyr, leading the way for beatification
  200. Swiss bishop to priests: No last rites for patients seeking assisted suicide
  201. Baby Jesus reminds us of painful plight of migrants, Pope says as Vatican Nativity scene unveiled
  202. Pope calls to express condolences after Cairo church attack
  203. Pope writes to President Assad urging him to end the war in Syria
  204. Vatican encourages faithful to send birthday message to Pope Francis
  205. 'Leader of the people' of Brazil Cardinal Arns dies age 95
  206. Filipino bishops oppose restoring death penalty as 'culture of death' prevails
  207. Pope meets with Colombian leaders at odds on FARC peace deal
  208. Pope Francis to visit Fatima in May 2017
  209. Pope names first woman to head Vatican Museums
  210. Cardinal Timothy Dolan to play part in Donald Trump's presidential inauguration
  211. Scourge of terrorism is enveloping the world, says Pope in first message of 2017
  212. Catholic representation in Capitol Hill increases as new lawmakers are sworn in
  213. Church in India forms support group for transgender people
  214. Newborn found on steps of Catholic cathedral in good health
  215. Vatican's doctrinal chief dismisses idea of 'fraternal correction' of Pope
  216. Vatican commission responds to Order of Malta's refusal to cooperate with investigation
  217. Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers
  218. Church must address intolerance, says bishop, after 'integration czar' labels Catholic schools 'homophobic'
  219. Pope meets Palestinian President as world leaders recommit to two-state solution
  220. Opus Dei to begin process to choose new prelate
  221. Protests across Virginia as state executes 112th victim in 40 years
  222. Pro-life groups celebrate Trump’s ban on funding for abortions overseas
  223. Americans back tighter abortion laws as Trump cuts supply of tax dollars to foreign abortion schemes
  224. Pope Francis: Never underestimate the courage and wisdom of women
  225. Bishop vows to 'stand in solidarity with immigrant families' as Trump orders US-Mexico wall
  226. Vatican officials visit war-torn city of Aleppo to express Pope's 'closeness' with Syrian people
  227. Right to life engrained in constitution, US Vice President Pence tells pro-life march
  228. Trump's ban on immigrants is devastating, chaotic and cruel, US bishops say
  229. Trump promise to prioritise Christian refugees will fuel tension, warns Iraqi Patriarch
  230. Trump nominates Episcopalian known to back religious rights as US Supreme Court Judge
  231. Trump's decision to retain Obama's 'deeply flawed' executive order threatens religious freedom, warn US Bishops
  232. Vatican releases 'clearest possible guidelines' on church's stance on bioethical issues
  233. Clericalism is a 'virus that has infected the church', Australian abuse panel told
  234. No nation free of organ trafficking, claim speakers at Vatican summit
  235. Catholics and Lutherans celebrate Reformation with new Bible translations
  236. US bishops urge Conscience Act to protect health care workers from having to 'destroy innocent unborn children'
  237. Pope Francis asks for forgiveness from victims of clerical sex abuse on behalf of Catholic Church
  238. Christian leaders urge Trump not to delay on signing religious freedom legislation
  239. Fatima nun one step closer to beatification as Portuguese church sends evidence to Vatican
  240. US-Mexico border bishops call for dignity for migrants
  241. Vatican freezes €2m over suspected money laundering
  242. Populism fuelling self-centred rejection of migrants, pope says
  243. Cardinal Burke leaves Guam after interviewing witnesses in abuse case
  244. Trump administration to enhance enforcement of immigration laws, including construction of US-Mexico wall
  245. Defend Ukraine's children in face of 'humanitarian emergency' not seen in Europe since WWII, implores archbishop
  246. South African bishops call for restraint following xenophobic attacks
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