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A prominent Catholic blogger and activist ended a two-week hunger strike in a Vietnamese prison after she met with visiting U.S. diplomats, local bloggers reported.


Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has lamented the deaths of innocent people killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office.


The "prosperity gospel" that US President Donald Trump and many of his advisers and followers seem to espouse does not promote solidarity for the common good, but sees God as giving his blessings to the rich and punishing the poor, said an influential Jesuit journal.


The new Archbishop of Melbourne says that seeing the Church as an institution rather than the “people of God” allowed for “great evils” to be committed and has pledged himself to rebuilding trust in light of the clerical sexual abuse scandal.  


All Christians are called to be missionaries, concerned more with sharing the Gospel than with earning money or even with being successful at winning converts, Pope Francis said.


The Vatican invited Catholics to pray for the 1.2 million seafarers around the world who work under difficult conditions and make huge sacrifices in their profession.


In recent months, in parishes and deaneries, we have been considering the future life of the Diocese and this Mission to which we are called. In the Autumn, the Pastoral Plan for the Diocese will be presented in each Deanery. This is an important moment in the life of us all. Pray for our Diocese, that this work may be truly blessed.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, an experienced interlocutor between Catholicism and Islam and who in 2013 announced Pope Francis’ election to the world, has died aged 75.  


This weekend churches all over Great Britain and the world will mark Sea Sunday – a day to remember seafarers and to pray for them, their families and for all who support them.

An English bishop warned Catholics to be alert to the possible deliberate killings of seriously ill patients in NHS hospitals.


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