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  1. How the church decides when a true Marian apparition has taken place
  2. Study of saints, saint-making combines scholarly with popular
  3. Path toward Christian unity is found by 'walking together on a common journey'
  4. PAPAL SCHEDULE: Francis' visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal
  5. Mercy doesn't end today, says Pope at close of Holy Year
  6. Rwanda bishops ask for forgiveness for part Catholics played in 1994 genocide
  7. Mary to be the focus of next World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis announces
  8. Martin Scorsese meets Pope after private screening for Jesuits
  9. Pope Francis announces first US martyr, leading the way for beatification
  10. Swiss bishop to priests: No last rites for patients seeking assisted suicide
  11. Baby Jesus reminds us of painful plight of migrants, Pope says as Vatican Nativity scene unveiled
  12. Pope calls to express condolences after Cairo church attack
  13. Pope writes to President Assad urging him to end the war in Syria
  14. Vatican encourages faithful to send birthday message to Pope Francis
  15. 'Leader of the people' of Brazil Cardinal Arns dies age 95
  16. Filipino bishops oppose restoring death penalty as 'culture of death' prevails
  17. Pope meets with Colombian leaders at odds on FARC peace deal
  18. Pope Francis to visit Fatima in May 2017
  19. Pope names first woman to head Vatican Museums
  20. Cardinal Timothy Dolan to play part in Donald Trump's presidential inauguration
  21. Scourge of terrorism is enveloping the world, says Pope in first message of 2017
  22. Catholic representation in Capitol Hill increases as new lawmakers are sworn in
  23. Church in India forms support group for transgender people
  24. Newborn found on steps of Catholic cathedral in good health
  25. Vatican's doctrinal chief dismisses idea of 'fraternal correction' of Pope
  26. Vatican commission responds to Order of Malta's refusal to cooperate with investigation
  27. Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers
  28. Church must address intolerance, says bishop, after 'integration czar' labels Catholic schools 'homophobic'
  29. Pope meets Palestinian President as world leaders recommit to two-state solution
  30. Opus Dei to begin process to choose new prelate
  31. Protests across Virginia as state executes 112th victim in 40 years
  32. Pro-life groups celebrate Trump’s ban on funding for abortions overseas
  33. Americans back tighter abortion laws as Trump cuts supply of tax dollars to foreign abortion schemes
  34. Pope Francis: Never underestimate the courage and wisdom of women
  35. Bishop vows to 'stand in solidarity with immigrant families' as Trump orders US-Mexico wall
  36. Vatican officials visit war-torn city of Aleppo to express Pope's 'closeness' with Syrian people
  37. Right to life engrained in constitution, US Vice President Pence tells pro-life march
  38. Trump's ban on immigrants is devastating, chaotic and cruel, US bishops say
  39. Trump promise to prioritise Christian refugees will fuel tension, warns Iraqi Patriarch
  40. Trump nominates Episcopalian known to back religious rights as US Supreme Court Judge
  41. Trump's decision to retain Obama's 'deeply flawed' executive order threatens religious freedom, warn US Bishops
  42. Vatican releases 'clearest possible guidelines' on church's stance on bioethical issues
  43. Clericalism is a 'virus that has infected the church', Australian abuse panel told
  44. No nation free of organ trafficking, claim speakers at Vatican summit
  45. Catholics and Lutherans celebrate Reformation with new Bible translations
  46. US bishops urge Conscience Act to protect health care workers from having to 'destroy innocent unborn children'
  47. Pope Francis asks for forgiveness from victims of clerical sex abuse on behalf of Catholic Church
  48. Christian leaders urge Trump not to delay on signing religious freedom legislation
  49. Fatima nun one step closer to beatification as Portuguese church sends evidence to Vatican
  50. US-Mexico border bishops call for dignity for migrants
  51. Vatican freezes €2m over suspected money laundering
  52. Populism fuelling self-centred rejection of migrants, pope says
  53. Cardinal Burke leaves Guam after interviewing witnesses in abuse case
  54. Trump administration to enhance enforcement of immigration laws, including construction of US-Mexico wall
  55. Defend Ukraine's children in face of 'humanitarian emergency' not seen in Europe since WWII, implores archbishop
  56. South African bishops call for restraint following xenophobic attacks
  57. US bishops applaud Trump repeal of transgender bathroom directive
  58. Reach out to cohabiting couples in order to promote marriage, says pope
  59. Assisted suicide law takes effect in US capital despite church opposition
  60. Lent is a time to say no to the asphyxia of selfishness and 'silent indifference', says Pope
  61. Situation is 'critical and dangerous' for Iraqi christians refugees
  62. Christians must differentiate between Muslims and extremists, warns Catholic church in Egypt
  63. Iraq excluded from Trump's revised executive order temporarily banning refugees from entering the US
  64. Poor will bear the brunt of Republican's new healthcare legislation, Catholic bishops say
  65. Transnational corporations commit 'abuses with impunity', says Guatemalan bishop urging UN defence of human rights
  66. Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit Colombia in September
  67. Attacks show Venezuelan Government relations with Catholics deteriorating
  68. Beatification date for Oklahoma priest murdered in Guatemala announced
  69. Catholic climate change activists put pressure on Trump administration over Paris Agreement
  70. Indian bishops set up online system to register and protect migrants
  71. OBITUARY: Early civil rights activist who was radicalised by deprivation of Derry hometown
  72. Half the population of South Sudan on the brink of starvation, says Catholic Relief Service representative
  73. Pope committed to rooting out the 'scourge of sex abuse in the church' says Cardinal
  74. Spread hope, preach Christ, don't worry about numbers, pope says
  75. Indigenous, accompanied by church, fight for rights in Amazon rainforest
  76. Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims, following Marie Collins resignation
  77. Companies that help build Trump's border wall are 'traitors to the homeland', says Archdiocese of Mexico
  78. Global peace and security demand an end to nuclear weapons, pope tells UN
  79. White House 'does not care about climate change', warns Catholic environment campaigners
  80. Our Lady of Fatima centenary: The special relationship between St John Paul II and Our Lady
  81. First three Vatican refugee families begin new life in Italy
  82. More must be done to combat child trafficking, Vatican official says
  83. Pope horrified by 'unacceptable massacre' in Syria
  84. Cupich starts seed fund for anti-violence initiatives in Chicago and pleads for more help
  85. Number of Catholics in the world continues upward trend, thanks to Africa
  86. Catholic leaders in Syria condemn US aggression over alleged chemical attacks
  87. Scientists must 'foresee and prevent' distorted use of biotechnologies to manipulate life, says Pope
  88. Next few months will decide Christians' fate in badly scarred Iraq, says aid agency head
  89. 'Love is the engine that drives our hope forward', Pope Francis tells weekly audience
  90. Editor-at-large of Jesuit America magazine to advise Vatican communications department
  91. Egypt has highest level of government restriction on religion, according to global report
  92. In Syria, Franciscan superior sees devastation, but also signs of hope
  93. 'Demonic' Boko Haram must be fought in the spiritual realm as well as the physical, says Nigerian Catholic bishop
  94. Vatican stamps mark Pope Benedict's birthday and Fatima apparitions
  95. Catholic bishops welcome stays of execution for six condemned men in Arkansas
  96. Head of Philippines bishops conference attacks Catholics for 'rebuffing church morals and doctrine'
  97. Vatican confirms Bartholomew to meet Pope during Cairo trip
  98. Church needs martyrs who 'stand up to hatred' even though it endangers their lives, Pope says
  99. Catholic bishops name no names as they weigh in on French presidential election
  100. Catholic schools forced to erect 8ft walls and hire armed guards to protect children in Pakistan
  101. Christians 'always have hope' no matter how bad things get, Francis says ahead of trip to Cairo
  102. Knights of Malta urged to vote for a temporary leader to replace Festing
  103. ICC's 'mass murder' case against Duterte should inject fear into the Philippines killing squads, bishops say
  104. Catholic leaders urge Israel to meet Palestinian hunger strikers' demands
  105. Pope calls for peace amid deadly protests in Venezuela
  106. Pope Francis' historic trip to Cairo was 'big blessing' to Egyptians
  107. Belgian Catholic order allows euthanasia in psychiatric care centres it runs
  108. Bankruptcy protection is a more fair and transparent solution to Puerto Rican debt crisis
  109. Head of French Catholic bishops welcomes Macron's election
  110. Priest kidnapped in Yemen pleads for help in new video message
  111. US bishops pledge to end death penalty
  112. South Korean Catholics hope Catholic president-elect can unify nation
  113. FATIMA@100: Pope says his visit to the site of Marian apparitions is pilgrimage of peace and hope
  114. The death penalty is 'inadmissible', says Pope
  115. FATIMA@100: Pope says he has doubts about alleged Medjugorje apparitions
  116. Latin American bishops appeal for aid for food-short Venezuela
  117. Reports say Callista Gingrich will be nominated as US Vatican ambassador
  118. Message of peace given at Fatima still 'timely and urgent' 100 years later, says UN panel
  119. Priest stabbed at the altar while celebrating Mass in Mexico city
  120. Pope wants synod dedicated to people in Amazon, archbishop says
  121. Vatican commission believes first seven Marian apparitions at Medjugorje were real but doubts authenticity of others
  122. Australian Police take legal advice on whether to prosecute Cardinal Pell on decades-old abuse allegations
  123. Pope Francis to join rest of Catholic world in celebrating Corpus Christi on a Sunday
  124. Medjugorje report's conclusions could be a 'first' for the church, says Vatican commission member
  125. Coptic pope issues stark warning that Christians in Egypt are 'struggling for their very existence'
  126. Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican
  127. UN only 'half fulfilled its role' as refugees left to 'sad fate', says Central African bishop
  128. Trump first sitting president to visit Jersualem's Western Wall
  129. Venezuelan bishops repeat their rejection of government's proposal for a new constitution
  130. Devil wants 'comfortable, wishy-washy, business savvy' Catholic Church, Pope says
  131. Documentary featuring Pope Francis and feature film on Fatima apparitions to be released in cinemas
  132. First Swedish cardinal has a 'very important mission' in one of the most secular countries in Europe
  133. Becoming a cardinal is not a job promotion but a call to be more like Jesus, Spanish cardinal-designate says
  134. First cardinal-designate from Laos 'never dreamed this appointment was possible'
  135. Pope Francis names Archbishop Angelo De Donatis as vicar for the Diocese of Rome
  136. Francis points to the road map of the Christian spirit in Scriptures
  137. Priest says Egypt's Christians feel they could be martyrs at any time
  138. Pope in Genoa: condemns meritocracy; attitudes to migrants and challenges priests over vocations crisis
  139. Federal appeals court upholds injunction against Trump's travel ban
  140. Bishops in southern Mexico face threats from organised criminal groups
  141. Medieval Catholic church to blame for Lutheran split, Cardinal Koch tells ecumenical leaders
  142. US Bishops urge Trump to honour Paris climate pact to protect the planet
  143. The Holy Spirit 'generates diversity' which brings about unity, Pope Francis tells Pentecostal audience
  144. Catholic missionaries are in the vanguard of relationship with Muslims worldwide, Francis says
  145. Questions surround Cameroonian bishop's reported suicide
  146. Catholic killed in London Bridge attack inspires charitable gifts
  147. US House of Representatives passes bill to aid Christian victims of genocide in Middle East
  148. US church leaders helping many find healing as victims of clergy sexual abuse, but more to be done, finds audit
  149. Spanish government honours Catholic who died saving a woman's life at London Bridge
  150. Uphold a woman's right to contribute fully to society, pope says
  151. Archbishop to become Lithuania's first beatified Soviet-era martyr
  152. South Africa 'a few inches from the throes of a mafia state' finds panel as Council of Churches call for dissolution of Parliament
  153. Cameroonian bishop's death: murder not suicide, say officials
  154. Pope joins other religious leaders to promote friendship across religions and cultures
  155. Parish prays for US congressman in critical condition after shooting
  156. Over 50 Indonesian priests resign after accusing bishop of embezzling more than £78,000 of church money
  157. Elections needed in Venezuela to put an end to violence and bring relief to suffering people, says Vatican official
  158. Stolen St John Bosco brain relic found hidden in copper teapot
  159. Church offers counselling to help children cope with trauma of Grenfell fire
  160. Pope to make fourth visit to South America with Peru-Chile trip planned for January, announces Vatican
  161. Pope urges Merkel to continue supporting Paris climate agreement
  162. 'Resorting to old models' will only delay resolution of conflict between US and Cuba, says bishop
  163. End fear and false ideologies by getting to know refugees, says Pope
  164. Experienced diplomat, Indian Cardinal Dias dies at 81
  165. Indonesian priests seek Vatican help in row with bishop over church funds
  166. More than 3,300 killed in DRC fighting since October, reports Catholic Church
  167. Pope sends nearly half a million dollars to South Sudan to show solidarity and support, after visit postponed
  168. American film director and producer, Scorsese, says a childhood of faith and films continues to inspire him
  169. Mali Church demands tougher stance against Islamists following terrorist attack
  170. US priest brutally murdered in Guatemala, Father Rother, documentary trailer released
  171. Catholic Church supports separate Gorkha homeland in India
  172. Francis 'sounding board' retired US Archbishop John Quinn dies aged 88
  173. Desecration of Catholic chapel in Southern Philippines 'gravely sinful', says Filipino Cardinal
  174. UK pharmacy regulator abandons proposal to strip conscience protections
  175. Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean 'North Korea,' former leaders say
  176. Pope will attend reconciliation events in Colombia, announces Vatican
  177. Vatican expresses 'grave concern' as Chinese government appear to prevent bishop from assuming leadership of diocese
  178. Philippine bishops' head warns Catholics against fake news
  179. Loss of affordable access to US healthcare under proposed bill 'simply unacceptable', says bishop
  180. US bishops 'deeply concerned' as Supreme court allows partial implementation of Trump travel ban
  181. Pope tells archbishops not to be 'armchair Catholics,' but apostles
  182. DRC bishops condemn repression and demand elections
  183. UK bishops offer prayers for terminally-ill baby, Charlie Gard, as parents say life-support will be turned off
  184. Conscience-based objectors sue Illinois over law requiring them to inform patients of 'benefits' of abortion
  185. Marawi bishop dismisses 'ridiculous' proposals to negotiate with IS-linked extremists for release of priest
  186. Vietnamese Catholic blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison
  187. Francis appeals for peace in Venezuela as political crisis continues to escalate
  188. Pope: Hunger caused by 'indifference of many, selfishness of a few'
  189. Coexistence and 'deepening of democracy in Lebanon' sends message of hope, say Christian and Muslim leaders
  190. Canadian bishops: Abortion should not be 'core' of foreign policy
  191. New documentary reveals Pope Francis' concept of art
  192. US and European bishops call for a plan to eliminate nuclear weapons
  193. Church officials disappointed as Myanmar government refuses entry to UN fact-finders
  194. Pope to beatify Colombian martyrs during visit
  195. Return of Guam archbishop would be disastrous, says coadjutor
  196. Canadian Churches and NGOs take government to court over refugee pact with US
  197. Venezuela government aims to install 'military dictatorship', say bishops
  198. South Sudanese bishop challenges government to admit bankruptcy
  199. Philippine bishops appeal for return to peace in south of country
  200. Nigerian calls West's imposition of abortion 'cultural supremacy'
  201. Yemen's foreign minister says kidnapped Salesian is still alive
  202. Vatican indicts former hospital officials for stealing money to refurbish cardinal's flat
  203. US bishop lauds bill to fight human trafficking
  204. Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types
  205. Catholics lead resistance to Minnesota Satanic Temple veterans monument
  206. Brazil trying to undo protections for indigenous peoples warns Archbishop
  207. Korean bishops' conference backs South Korean leader's peace goal with North
  208. Two priests kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled North Kivu province
  209. Senate committee considers Callista Gingrich nomination as US ambassador to the Vatican
  210. Cameroon bishops take legal action over bishop's suspicious death
  211. Facebook restores Catholic pages after their accidental removal
  212. Jerusalem Christian leaders express 'serious concern' over escalation in tension in Old City
  213. US bishops call for permanent protection for young migrants
  214. Church in Colombia a 'prophetic voice' for peace, priest says
  215. Chinese official indicates Beijing to retain tight grip on church
  216. Churches provide refuge to Kenyans fleeing al-Shabab attacks
  217. Christians need time to rebuild trust before return to Mosul region
  218. Explosive device detonated outside Mexican bishops' offices
  219. French priest's martyrdom a life-changing event, archbishop says
  220. China tells mainland media how to refer to retired Hong Kong bishop
  221. Russia and West must settle differences to achieve peace, Cardinal Parolin says
  222. Kenyan Catholic bishops urge peaceful vote
  223. Head of Knights of Malta relief efforts says rescue of migrants at sea a 'human obligation'
  224. Cardinal says Venezuela must take blame for 10 election-related deaths
  225. Former priest leaves US prison after serving his sentence for child sex abuse
  226. US bishops urge Trump to act quickly to ease contraceptive mandate
  227. Friar's remains exhumed, relics collected ahead of beatification Mass
  228. Mexican priest stabbed at cathedral in May dies
  229. Constituent Assembly will 'mortgage' Venezuela's future, Vatican says
  230. Ethical questions surface as scientists advance gene-editing work
  231. Cardinal Tettamanzi, 'loving, beloved pastor,' dies at 83
  232. Pope names Academy for Life governing council
  233. Create unity where there is division, pope tells Peruvians ahead of visit
  234. Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients
  235. Peacemakers at White House vigil urge US to empty its nuclear arsenal
  236. Vatican investigates Indonesian bishop accused of having an affair and misappropriating church funds
  237. Vatican official hints at unofficial agreement with China on bishops
  238. US and North Korea must return to negotiating table says former Vatican diplomat
  239. Italians debate whether rescuing migrants at sea can be a crime
  240. US bishop urges diplomacy to ease US-North Korea differences warning of 'catastrophic death and destruction' from military action
  241. Nun known as 'Mother Teresa of Pakistan' to receive state funeral
  242. US bishops call for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly
  243. Displacement of Middle East Christians 'a genocidal project' and 'humanitarian catastrophe' say patriarchs in plea to pope
  244. Archbishop says Blessed Romero could be canonised next year
  245. Venezuelan cardinal rejects US military intervention
  246. Pope prays for victims of 'devastating' mudslide in Sierra Leone
  247. Vietnam's government must respect religious freedom, says Vatican envoy
  248. Bishops of six Nigerian dioceses appeal to priests and laity to obey pope and accept Ahiara bishop
  249. Iceland population with Down syndrome 'disappearing' as nearly 100 per cent abort Downs babies
  250. More than 20 million face famine in greatest humanitarian crisis in UN's history
  251. Catholic leaders urge prayers and unity after attacks in Spain
  252. Church leaders oppose Bolivian law stripping protection for native lands
  253. Vatican pharmacy does booming business
  254. Eclipse a way to appreciate creation, Vatican astronomer tells audience
  255. Philippine bishops criticise drug war as 80 killed in one week
  256. Dublin archbishop outlines themes to prepare for World Meeting of Families
  257. Cardinal Parolin's Russia visit focuses on ecumenism and peace
  258. Polish archbishop thinks Vatican will recognise Medjugorje apparitions
  259. Priest who fathers child has moral obligation to step aside from ministry and look after mother and baby, says US cardinal
  260. US bishops form new body to address 'sin of racism' that 'afflicts' nation
  261. Catholic priests in the Central African Republic accuse UN of 'deliberately abandoning' town to rebels
  262. Rome Caritas blames police for violent removal of refugees
  263. African-American couple demands apology from former KKK priest who burnt cross in front of their house
  264. Texas parishioners shocked by devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey
  265. Vatican 'concerned' about terrorist threats and will continue to remain vigilant, says Cardinal Parolin
  266. Parishes in Macau, hit by two typhoons, hold special Masses
  267. Work against fear and hatred pope tells South Korean religious leaders
  268. Catholic leaders sharply criticise Trump's decision to end DACA
  269. Papal plane diverted en route to Colombia to avoid Hurricane Irma
  270. Pope arrives to help promote healing in Colombia, scarred by war
  271. Hurricane Irma cuts deadly path in Caribbean as church officials prepare response
  272. US Catholic church needs 'illegal aliens to fill the pews', says former White House strategist
  273. Defend life, equality, unity, pope tells Colombians
  274. In Cartagena, pope prays for Venezuela and denounces modern slavery
  275. Manila cardinal asks churches to ring bells to remember drug-war deaths
  276. Pope calls for change of culture at final Colombia mass
  277. Pope says Trump should rethink DACA as dividing families is not 'pro-life'
  278. US bishops pray for 'safety, care' of all hit hard by two massive hurricanes
  279. Chainsaw-wielding nun in Hurricane Irma aftermath becomes internet sensation
  280. Freed Indian Salesian priest meets Pope Francis
  281. US bishops urge extending renewal deadline for DACA youth in Texas, Florida
  282. Prime Minister must intervene to stop 'spiralling hatred' against Christians, say Indian bishops
  283. Indonesian church backs government anti-human-trafficking drive
  284. Salesian priest recounts harrowing tale of his capture and liberation
  285. Pope praises Rome's first interreligious half-marathon
  286. Philippine priest, kidnapped by Islamic militants, freed
  287. US judicial group launches digital ads opposing 'religious litmus test'
  288. In Russia, Orthodox artists work to revive religious sensibility
  289. Situation in Mexico 'extremely serious' following earthquake, says Bishop
  290. Chinese Catholics fear new regulations will further suppress activities
  291. Renowned investigator of Marian apparitions dies at 99
  292. War robs South Sudan youths of childhood, says bishops' conference head
  293. Pope concerned about growing anti-migrant sentiment
  294. Fr Stanley Rother, first US born martyr to be beatified, an 'authentic light for church and world'
  295. Canadian cardinal denounces 'unfaithful' and 'alarmist' interpretations of Amoris Laetitia
  296. Catholic groups decry end of special immigration status for Sudan
  297. 'Amoris Laetitia' is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says
  298. Pope highlights dangers of 'fake news'
  299. 40 Catholic institutions to take 'moral stand' and divest from fossil fuels
  300. Pope says eliminating any difference between the sexes is 'not right'
  301. Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate
  302. Myanmar cardinal defends country's embattled leader
  303. Legionaries pledge renewal as former rector admits fathering children
  304. Fears of malnutrition crisis as Marawi conflict continues
  305. Vatican releases pope's schedule for visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh
  306. Variety of Catholic rites in India is not threat to unity, pope says
  307. Bishop says decline of faith in West hurts Nigerian church
  308. US Catholics call on Trump to seek diplomatic solution with North Korea
  309. Canada did not seek extradition for diplomat with porn charges, says Vatican
  310. Former head of Vatican hospital found guilty of abuse of office
  311. Vatican demands Indonesian bishop repay funds he allegedly stole
  312. Ukrainian bishop sees 'real chance of peace' in country's crisis
  313. Cross honouring soldiers who died in World War I deemed unconstitutional by US court
  314. Refugees fearful as India plans to deport Rohingya
  315. Myanmar Church leaders fearful of Nationalist backlash if Pope mentions Rohingya during November visit
  316. Pope says space station crew like a 'tiny UN' with peaceful diversity
  317. Pope calls on US to welcome migrants who are 'a promise of life for the future'
  318. Populist fervour doesn't present whole truth, say European church leaders
  319. French priest receives human rights award for genocide research
  320. Spanish church leaders urge unity as government imposes control over Catalonia
  321. Catholic leaders welcome more troops in Central Africa but demand UN lift arms embargo
  322. Man celebrates beatification of Indian nun he murdered
  323. 'Horrendous attack' in New York 'weighs on all our hearts,' says cardinal
  324. Palestinian homeland needed for justice say Catholic and Anglican bishops
  325. Salesian-run ministries in Uganda aid South Sudanese fleeing violence
  326. Leading US Cardinal decries 'horrific' mass shooting at Baptist church in Texas
  327. Pope names women as undersecretaries of office for laity, family and life
  328. Catholics praise BBC series for balanced approach to Gunpowder Plot
  329. Pope puts John Paul I on path to sainthood declaring him 'venerable'
  330. Rohingya crisis may grow worse, Caritas official warns
  331. Amid political crisis, Kenyan bishops plan national dialogue forum
  332. Religious freedom must be protected, says Catholic-Muslim dialogue
  333. Pope sends condolences after quake kills hundreds in Iran and Iraq
  334. Return to civility in a time that is 'more divided than ever', says US bishops president
  335. Catholic Church sometimes has been part of racism problem, says US bishop
  336. Lebanese cardinal meets with former PM Hariri during historic Saudi Arabia visit
  337. Papal Lamborghini gift to be auctioned off for charity
  338. Quick fixes and denial won't stop climate change, pope says
  339. Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi
  340. Pope insists he will preside at prayer service for peace in South Sudan
  341. Care for the dying does not mean obstinately resisting death, pope says
  342. Blessed Solanus lived out faith, hope and charity every day, says cardinal
  343. Vatican investigating abuse at pre-seminary
  344. Science and religion must overcome 'tragic division,' pope says
  345. Pope Francis calls Benedict's teaching 'precious heritage'
  346. First opening of Christ's tomb in centuries documented using new media
  347. Zimbabweans should have a voice in the country's new governance
  348. DRC's bishops ask Kabila to declare he will not run for president again
  349. Archbishop of Iraq celebrates memorial Mass for victims of genocide
  350. Catholics are violating church teaching if they support pro-independence movements says Spanish cardinal
  351. Church calls for calm in Honduras as election results are delayed
  352. 32 Catholic fishermen dead, hundreds missing as typhoon hits India
  353. US Supreme Court divided over gay cake case
  354. Indian bishop criticises call for execution of people who butcher cattle
  355. Polish church spokesman dismisses EU threat over abortion legislation
  356. Vatican to launch new news site
  357. Mindanao Archbishop condemns Duterte's martial law extension
  358. Helping refugees means converting hearts hardened against them, Pope says in private meeting
  359. Movement enforcing 'false idea' that a man can become a woman or vice versa 'deeply troubling' say US faith leaders
  360. Italy's advance directive law is 'euthanasia in disguise,' priest says
  361. Pope celebrates 81st birthday with children and 13-foot pizza
  362. Press must be factual and free from manipulation, pope says
  363. Vatican issues new rules on authenticating relics
  364. Pope puts founder of Rosary Crusade one step closer toward sainthood
  365. German churches act as buffer for refugees with sanctuary program
  366. Mexican security law stokes concern among Catholic human rights groups
  367. Bring peace on earth and in hearts by going to confession, pope says
  368. Gingrich formally begins service as U.S. ambassador to Holy See
  369. Indonesia tightens security for Christmas and New Year celebrations
  370. Middle East Catholic patriarchs express hope amid uncertainty at Christmas
  371. Former Vietnamese refugee becomes California bishop
  372. Vatican agency says at least 23 church workers killed in 2017
  373. Honouring Cardinal Muller, Benedict XVI says bishops never really retire
  374. Gospel message of hope is often taught by the poor, says Cardinal Tagle
  375. Democratic Republic of Congo church leaders shocked after 8 dead in anti-Kabila protests
  376. Don't confess the faults of others but own up to your own, says Pope
  377. Jesuits denounce threats against outspoken Honduran priest, activists
  378. More bishops weigh in against communion for divorced and remarried Catholics
  379. Catholic groups decry end of immigration protection for Salvadorans
  380. Pope says he goes to Chile, Peru as pilgrim of Gospel joy
  381. Zambia bans church services as cholera epidemic hits nation
  382. Vatican names Colombian bishop as trustee of scandal-hit lay movement based in Peru
  383. CAFOD calls for climate change and justice to be priorities for Pope in Peru
  384. Papal visit to Chile and Peru begins amid security concerns
  385. Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile
  386. Pope asks young Chileans: What would Jesus do?
  387. Pope apologises to sex abuse victims, defends accused Chilean bishop
  388. Serving isolated parishes may mean ordaining married men, cardinal says
  389. Cardinal praises House for voting to protect babies who survive abortion
  390. Support families and reject 'throwaway culture', Pope tells leaders at Davos
  391. Everyone must have the right freely to profess their faith, says Pope
  392. Cardinals call for prayer and tighter gun laws after school shootings
  393. Sam Brownback, a Catholic, to be new US ambassador-at-large international religious freedom
  394. Vatican to be ‘official observer’ at Winter Olympics
  395. US bishop criticises Church’s ‘virtually silent’ response to racism
  396. Homilies must help people reflect, not send them to sleep, pope says
  397. Two ex-managers of Vatican bank ordered to pay damages for mismanagement
  398. People need to recognise ways they tolerate human trafficking, pope says
  399. Church must be more transparent in response to abuse, says head of child protection centre
  400. Francis: master of metaphor and allegory
  401. Florida school shooting: Pope sends condolences
  402. Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease
  403. Head of Catholic physicians' group warns of threats to conscientious objection
  404. Paul VI will be declared a saint says Pope
  405. Pope Francis moved to tears by abandoned child
  406. Cardinal removes “I love you” tweet after apologising for “misunderstanding”
  407. Confession is about mercy not threats, Pope warns priests
  408. Catholics arrested as they urge Congress to help 'Dreamers'
  409. Irish bishop resigns after criticism of his treatment of abusive priest
  410. Pope Francis pays tribute to nurse who saved his life
  411. Claims of heresy over 'Amoris Laetitia' are out of place, cardinal says
  412. Time is now to address gun violence in 'comprehensive way,' say US bishops
  413. Don't hold grudges; forgiveness comes from forgiving others, pope says
  414. Blessed Paul VI to be canonised at close of October synod, cardinal says
  415. Bishop asks federal government to work for rescue of kidnapped girls
  416. Pope Francis: No need to pay for Mass
  417. Argentina's bishops release baptism records of war's missing children
  418. 13 Pope Francis quotes
  419. Papua New Guinea’s first Cardinal says climate change is ‘disaster’ for his people
  420. Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in Rome prison
  421. Young adults ask church to welcome, listen and involve them
  422. Cardinal Tagle questions acts of 'kings' who use violence to intimidate
  423. Guam archdiocese to move offices and sell church properties
  424. Trevi Fountain coins to continue bringing fortune to Rome's needy
  425. Quebec bishops consider possibility of married priests
  426. Bishops on both sides of Mexico border criticise troop deployment
  427. ‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks Pope
  428. Catholic leaders: Winnie Mandela was a friend to South Africa's poor
  429. Violent extremists tarnish image of their own faith, cardinal says
  430. Salvadoran archdiocese argues for Romero canonisation in El Salvador
  431. Australian nun given 30 days to leave Philippines
  432. Pope, Council of Cardinals discuss new document on Roman Curia
  433. Nigerian religious leaders condemn attack that kills 19 during Mass
  434. Two priests found dead in Mexico, latest in string of attacks
  435. Clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope
  436. Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary for peace each day in May
  437. Catholic media must not fall behind in digital age, pope says
  438. Canadian parliament passes motion calling on Pope Francis to issue apology
  439. Philippine cardinal urges daily bell tolling to call attention to murders
  440. Love is constant caring for others, pope says at parish visit
  441. Pope calls dicastery to promote reflection on role of women
  442. Sudan rebel leader praises Catholic work in liberated area
  443. Embezzlement trial of former Vatican bank official begins
  444. Chilean bishops confirm Vatican meeting on abuse scandal
  445. German bishops release marriage prep document based on 'Amoris Laetitia'
  446. Christian persecution urgently calls churches to seek unity, pope says
  447. Volcano's lava flow displaces members of Hawaii parish
  448. Cardinal urges Canadian pro-lifers at march to 'speak more loudly by silence'
  449. Nicaraguan bishop urges Ortega to change tactics
  450. Christians and Muslims need to cooperate, not compete, cardinal says
  451. The Holy Spirit changes hearts, pope says on Pentecost
  452. Brief biographical sketches of 14 new cardinals
  453. Nicaragua bishops condemn attacks on anti-government protesters
  454. US Archdiocese to pay $210 million to sex abuse survivors
  455. Chilean priests say they felt welcomed and listened to by pope
  456. Pope prays for victims of Guatemala volcano disaster
  457. Irish president apologises to women sent to Magdalene laundries
  458. Iraq's challenges call for proactive church, patriarch tells clergy
  459. Pope sends birthday greetings to Latin American theologian
  460. Pope: Small acts of kindness, not great speeches, show God's love best
  461. Pope leads prayers for US-North Korea summit in Singapore
  462. Pope to oil execs: 'No time to lose' in switch to alternative energy
  463. Spain agrees to welcome rescue boat after Italy, Malta refuse
  464. Pope calls for World Cup in Russia to promote peace
  465. Vatican team returns to Chile to 'ask forgiveness' for clerical sex abuse
  466. Argentina moves closer to legal abortion and bishops pledge social action
  467. French church groups combine to fight anti-migrant attitudes
  468. Pope met with brother of Chilean priest found guilty of abuse
  469. Bishops across US condemn separation and detention of migrant children
  470. Synod working document: Young Catholics need church that listens to them
  471. US Bishops 'cannot, in good faith, endorse' new immigration bill
  472. Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed marriages
  473. Kenya parishioners disappointed after priest suspended for rapping
  474. Philippine bishops react after Duterte calls God 'stupid'
  475. US Court upholds Trump travel ban, says directive within president's scope
  476. Faith is lived with joyous gratitude, not slave like duty, pope says
  477. Pope at pallium Mass: Jesus wants disciples unafraid to aid others
  478. US bishops on fact-finding mission on immigrant detention at US-Mexican border
  479. Bishop Egan cautions Catholics on care in NHS hospitals
  480. Vatican releases schedule of pope's trip to Baltic nations
  481. Learn from the past to bring peaceful future to Middle East, pope says
  482. Vatican calls for prayers, support for seafarers, who face many risks
  483. Bishops and journalists attacked at church in Nicaragua
  484. US dioceses state political neutrality after priests attend Trump rally in clerical dress
  485. SSPX elects new superior general
  486. Indian officials seek to freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity
  487. All Christians called to be missionaries, says Pope
  488. Nicaraguan bishops pray exorcism prayer as attacks continue
  489. Missionaries of Charity denies involvement with individuals accused of trafficking
  490. Central African bishops distance themselves from group promising violence
  491. 'Prosperity gospel' props up policies lacking compassion, journal says
  492. 'Dare to be in solidarity' with migrants, Italian bishops say
  493. India government checks all child care homes run by Missionaries of Charity
  494. East African bishops applaud Eritrea-Ethiopia peace process
  495. Amid hardships Syriac Catholic young people attest to their faith
  496. Cardinal Tagle laments deaths of innocent people in Philippines
  497. Archbishop Hunthausen, who died 22 July, led ecumenical efforts after Vatican II
  498. Chilean cardinal called to testify for suspected abuse cover-up
  499. Philippine clergy, advocates say human rights dying under Duterte
  500. Trial pending for US priest accused of embezzling $5 million from parish
  501. Jailed Vietnamese Catholic activist ends hunger strike
  502. Syriac Catholic bishops call attention to plight of persecuted faithful
  503. Two Catholic universities rescind Archbishop McCarrick's honorary degrees
  504. Idolatry of wealth, beauty demands a costly sacrifice, pope says
  505. Greek Catholic leaders urge country to learn lessons from wildfires
  506. Chilean bishops acknowledge failures in handling sexual abuse of minors
  507. Pope prays Blessed Paul VI will intercede for 'church he loved so much'
  508. Cardinal Cupich: Death penalty can't 'rebalance the scales of justice'
  509. Pope thanks Chilean bishops for steps taken to address abuse scandal
  510. Argentina Senate votes down abortion decriminalisation bill
  511. Underground priests removed in China for holding summer youth camp
  512. Statements from bishops of dioceses named in grand jury abuse report
  513. Pope names Venezuelan prelate to top position in Secretariat of State
  514. Pennsylvania report: Vatican expresses 'shame and sorrow'
  515. Indian church joins relief efforts as floods wreak havoc in Kerala
  516. Indiana bishop announces he'll release list of accused abusers in diocese
  517. Vatican confirms pope will meet abuse survivors in Ireland
  518. Sex abuse survivors call for investigations in every American state
  519. Clergy sex abuse crisis 'devastating' for the church, says Vatican secretary of state
  520. UN says Myanmar military leaders must face charges of genocide
  521. Latin America's bishops denounce 'shameful' attacks on pope
  522. US bishops respond to claims made in Vigano letter
  523. Vocations in Ireland have dwindled due to abuse scandal, pope says
  524. Australian bishops refuse call to lift seal of confession
  525. Former nuncio now says sanctions against McCarrick were 'private'
  526. New York latest to launch probe of church sex abuse records
  527. Indian church displeased with ruling legalizing same-sex relationships
  528. Build church unity and shun clericalism, pope tells new bishops
  529. Satan is attacking bishops; they must fight with prayer, pope says
  530. Chilean archdiocese responds with practical measures to tackle abuse
  531. Indian nun says no church response to allegations bishop raped her
  532. Pope to visit Baltic nations in late September
  533. The meaning of life is love, pope says
  534. Pope says he hopes to visit Mozambique in 2019
  535. Martyred Tibhirine monks to be beatified
  536. Words and promises are not enough to prevent abuse, archbishop says
  537. Cardinal Marx admits mistakes in church handling of abuse and calls for change
  538. When devil is unleashed, humility is the only weapon, pope says
  539. Nigerian bishops tell citizens not to sell their votes or voter cards
  540. Apostolic visitor outlines plans for expansion at Medjugorje shrine
  541. Pope names temporary administrator as Indian bishop is investigated for alleged rape
  542. Two more Chilean bishops step down in wake of abuse crisis
  543. Pope: Pray to protect church from devil, step up fight against abuse
  544. Former Washington Cardinal McCarrick living in rural Kansas friary
  545. Women must fight clericalism to heal church, Vatican publication says
  546. Guardian angels are life's travelling companions, says pope
  547. US confidence in Pope Francis falls amid sexual abuse scandal
  548. Lawsuit filed against church in California seeks names of all alleged abusers
  549. Chilean cardinal remains silent at hearing on cover-up allegations
  550. Abuse crisis and role of women recurring themes at synod
  551. China-Vatican agreement sign that universal church is one, says bishop
  552. El Salvador celebrates its first saint, whose legacy continues
  553. L'Arche founder Jean Vanier receives spiritual solidarity award
  554. Indian court grants bail, with limits, to bishop accused of raping nun
  555. Superiors general see no reason why women shouldn't have vote at synod
  556. Lack of progress fighting hunger is shameful, pope says
  557. Washington Archdiocese releases names of priests accused of abuse
  558. Ethnic minority army expels 8 priests, nuns and teachers from Myanmar
  559. Ukraine's war forms young Christian leaders, archbishop says
  560. Synod groups on sexuality: Church welcomes all, calls all to conversion
  561. Chilean court rules archdiocese liable in covering up Karadima sex abuse
  562. Indian priest who gave evidence against bishop accused of rape, found dead
  563. Synod missed opportunity to apologise for sex abuse, archbishop says
  564. African church warns against illusions of 'prosperity gospel'
  565. Trappist Father Keating, leading figure in centering prayer, dies at 95
  566. Nations are built by migrants, pope says
  567. 'Sand Nativity' scene to display in St. Peter's Square
  568. Joint US newspaper report examines bishops' responses to abuse allegations
  569. Peacemaking begins at home by saying 'no' to rivalry, pope says at Mass
  570. Pope Francis prays for Coptic Orthodox Christians after terrorist attack
  571. Asia Bibi's acquittal of blasphemy challenged in Pakistan Supreme Court
  572. Ethiopian bishops welcome election of nation's first female president
  573. Catholic Church and aid groups sound alarm over humanitarian crisis in Yemen

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