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Catholic leaders in Zimbabwe are pushing for peaceful and fair elections in Zimbabwe as the country prepares to go to the polls for the first time since Robert Mugabe was removed from power.


Lawyers have called on Professor Alexis Jay, chair of the national inquiry into child sexual abuse, urgently to produce an interim report on the Catholic church, saying it is “structurally, culturally and doctrinally incapable of implementing and enforcing the minimum standards of safeguarding”. 


The situation in English-speaking regions of Cameroon is "marked by blind, inhuman, monstrous violence and by a radicalisation of positions that alarm us," said the president of the Cameroon bishops' conference.


Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide has announced he is to stand down – and may resign later after almost 17 years as leader of South Australia’s Catholics – a day after he was convicted in a New South Wales court of concealing child sexual abuse.


Cardinal Walter Brandmuller has said that those who insist upon the ordination of female priests “fulfill the elements of heresy” the consequence of which is excommunication from the church.


Christians should begin each day invoking the Holy Spirit, praying that the Spirit will lead them and the church closer to God and closer to any person in need, Pope Francis said on Pentecost.


Cardinal Hoyos was an energetic and fearless pastor, who as Bishop of Pereira would walk the streets at midnight to distribute food to children he found there. On one occasion disguised himself as a milkman in order to gain access to the home of drug lord, Pablo Escobar.


Every Chilean bishop has offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a series of closed-door meetings with all 34 bishops at the Vatican this week, to discuss the abuse crisis in the country


Pope Paul VI prepared 'resignation letter'

16 May 2018 | by Cindy Wooden, CNS

Thirteen years before his death, Blessed Paul VI had written to the dean of the College of Cardinals to say that if he were to become seriously ill or impeded from exercising his ministry, the dean and other top cardinals in Rome should accept his resignation


Pope Francis has expressed grave concern over the tensions in the Holy Land and the Middle East, which have escalated in recent days following the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem.


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