Catholic church urged to stop using nuns as cheap labour

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The Guardian:-  A Vatican magazine has denounced widespread exploitation of nuns for cheap or free labour in the Roman Catholic church, saying the male hierarchy should stop treating them like lowly servants. The...

Vatican sex abuse investigator wraps up his mission in Chile

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(AP) — The Vatican's sex crimes investigator has ended his mission in Chile, and Roman Catholic officials say he plans to deliver a report to the pope on a...

Holiest church in Christianity closed in Israel tax dispute

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(AFP) - Christian leaders took the rare step on Sunday of closing Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where tradition holds Jesus was buried, in protest at Israeli...

Pope Francis warns against ‘fake fasting’ during Lent

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Vatican News:-  Pope Francis'  words of warning against what he called “fake fasting” came during the homily on Friday at morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta. When fasting, Pope Francis said, a true...

US: Church asks worshippers to bring assault rifles to blessing

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Sky News:-  A church in Pennsylvania is inviting couples to bring their assault rifles to be blessed with them at a commitment ceremony. Worshippers at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary...

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99

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NORTH CAROLINA, United States — The Rev Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist...

Pope backs down after defending Nigerian bishop rejected by locals

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(Reuters) - A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a five-year, sometimes violent, standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an...

Pope Francis’ Advisors Say He Knew About Sexual Abuse by a Chilean Reverend

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(Time) - Pope Francis received a victim’s letter in 2015 that graphically detailed sexual abuse at the hands of a priest and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities, contradicting...

Police release ‘kidnapped’ priest in DR Congo

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(AFP) - Congolese police have released a Catholic priest hours after they snatched him this weekend following a mass in Kinshasa, the cleric said Sunday, amid spiralling tensions between...

Pope calls worldwide day of prayer and fasting for peace February 23

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(Reuters) - Pope Francis invited Roman Catholics and members of all other religions on Sunday to observe a day of prayer, fasting and initiatives for peace on Feb. 23,...