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Philippine priest killed while preparing for Mass

Philippine priest killed while preparing for Mass

| June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Nilo became the fourth Catholic priest to be shot in the Philippines in the past six months and the second within a week, ucanews.com reported.

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Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

| Peter Finney Jr. | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite groundbreaking steps the U.S. Catholic Church has taken to prevent the sexual abuse of minors in the past 16 years, a potential “complacency” in following safety protocols could pose a challenge to those hard-won advances.

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Choir to take ecumenical message to Vatican in October

Choir to take ecumenical message to Vatican in October

| Melenie Soucheray | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six months after the close of the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the call to keep working toward forgiveness and unity between Catholics and Lutherans still reverberates internationally and locally.

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Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace

Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace

| Carol Glatz | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Talks between the leaders of the United States and North Korea are “truly historic” and bring hope for the start of a new era of peace, said Pope Francis’ ambassador to Korea.

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Teams of Our Lady offers married couples support, path to growth

Teams of Our Lady offers married couples support, path to growth

| Susan Klemond | June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Steve and Nicole Pattee of All Saints in Lakeville spend a lot of time in transit, including driving their two teenage daughters to swim meets and flying around the country for work.

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Pope accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops in wake of scandal

Pope accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops in wake of scandal

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

After an in-depth Vatican-led investigation into clerical sexual abuse and cover-ups, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 61-year-old Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, Chile, and two other Chilean bishops June 11.

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Pope shares childhood memories with Italian children

Pope shares childhood memories with Italian children

| Cindy Wooden | June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told Italian schoolchildren that he grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, “the most beautiful city in the world,” and that besides playing soccer, he loved to fly kites as a child.

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Pope’s August visit to Ireland will include quick trip to Knock

Pope’s August visit to Ireland will include quick trip to Knock

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ brief visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families Aug. 25-26 will include a quick trip to the Marian shrine at Knock and a special meeting with homeless families.

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Pope leads prayers for U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore

Pope leads prayers for U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Leading thousands of people in prayer, Pope Francis said he hoped the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea would lead to lasting peace.

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More annulment processes done for free, Vatican statistics show

More annulment processes done for free, Vatican statistics show

| Cindy Wooden | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Implementation of Pope Francis’ abbreviated process for declaring the nullity of a marriage got off to a slow start, Vatican statistics showed, but his encouragement for making the annulment process free for petitioners fared better.

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Pope names apostolic visitor to Medjugorje

Pope names apostolic visitor to Medjugorje

Pope Francis has named as apostolic visitor to Medjugorje the Polish archbishop he had initially sent to the town as his personal envoy to study the pastoral needs of the townspeople and of the thousands of pilgrims who flock to the site of the alleged Marian apparitions.

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Church group asks #MeToo activists for solidarity with persecuted women

Church group asks #MeToo activists for solidarity with persecuted women

Under the title “#MeToo for All,” Aid to the Church in Need has published an open letter to four famous actresses asking their help in publicizing the widespread sexual exploitation of women because of their faith.

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