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U.S.-Holy See ties won’t change with Trump, U.S. diplomat says

U.S.-Holy See ties won’t change with Trump, U.S. diplomat says

| Keanine Griggs | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite opposing views on some issues, the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See will still look for common ground on global issues, the interim leader of the embassy said.

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Catholics call for unity after court upholds removal of Park Geun-hye

Catholics call for unity after court upholds removal of Park Geun-hye

| Simone Orendain | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholics in South Korea called for unity following a unanimous ruling March 10 by the Constitutional Court to uphold the impeachment of now-former President Park Geun-hye.

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15,000 Catholics ask Trump to honor Paris climate agreement

15,000 Catholics ask Trump to honor Paris climate agreement

| Dennis Sadowski | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands of Catholics asked President Donald Trump to honor the Paris climate agreement, continue U.S. contributions to the Green Climate Fund and implement the Clean Power Plan governing power plant emissions.

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Pope apologizes for Catholics’ participation in Rwanda genocide

Pope apologizes for Catholics’ participation in Rwanda genocide

| Cindy Wooden | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Pope Francis asked God’s forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and religious.

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Vatican maze: Retracing the path of abuse accountability proposals

Vatican maze: Retracing the path of abuse accountability proposals

| Carol Glatz | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent exchanges in the media between the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and a former member of a papal advisory commission have highlighted a lack of clarity and transparency when it comes to finding better ways to make bishops and religious superiors more accountable for how they handle allegations of sexual abuse.

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Disney’s live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast” arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.

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Trump vows to keep fighting for travel ban blocked again by courts

Trump vows to keep fighting for travel ban blocked again by courts

| Andy Telli and Theresa Laurence | March 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

President Donald Trump, during a campaign rally in Nashville, vowed to fight the latest court ruling blocking his executive order temporarily suspending immigration from six Muslim-majority countries and refugee resettlement all the way to the Supreme Court.

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Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

| Rhina Guidos | March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma.

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Reaction mixed to EU ruling on religious symbols in workplace

Reaction mixed to EU ruling on religious symbols in workplace

| Simon Caldwell | March 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

Religious leaders have criticized a ruling by the European Union’s highest court that could allow employers to prohibit staff from wearing visible religious symbols in the workplace.

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Pope Francis appoints South Dakota priest to head Diocese of Cheyenne

Pope Francis appoints South Dakota priest to head Diocese of Cheyenne

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named Father Steven Biegler, a priest of the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota, to head the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Shady business deals that threaten employment a ‘grave sin,’ pope says

Shady business deals that threaten employment a ‘grave sin,’ pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Employers who make business deals that threaten people’s livelihood commit a sin that robs men, women and their families of their dignity, Pope Francis said.

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17 Republicans seek House commitment to environmental stewardship

17 Republicans seek House commitment to environmental stewardship

| Dennis Sadowski | March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Seventeen Republicans in the House of Representatives are calling on their colleagues to express a commitment to “conservative environmental stewardship.”

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