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