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Pope calls for greater commitment to fight human trafficking

(AP) — Pope Francis is urging the world to show a greater commitment to fighting human trafficking, which he called “a form of modern slavery.” The pope made the appeal...

Blast damages offices of Mexico Catholic Bishops Council

(AP) — An explosive device damaged a door at the headquarters of Mexico’s Roman Catholic Council of Bishops early Tuesday, church officials said, but there were no injuries. In a...

Top Vatican Cardinal faces Australian court on sex charges

(AP) — Silent but defiant, Cardinal George Pell made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday on charges of sexual abuse, vowing through his lawyer to fight the...

Russia: Jehovah’s Witnesses lose appeal

RadioFreeEurope:-Russia's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the Jehovah's Witnesses of an earlier ruling that classified the denomination as extremist, effectively banning it entirely from the country. The Russian...

Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

BBC:-Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic masses must not be gluten-free - although it may be made from genetically modified organisms, the Vatican has ruled. In a...

Trinidad: Robbed Catholic Priest appointed Bishop

The Trinidadian priest who was robbed at gunpoint inside his church last month has received a promotion from the Vatican. Roman Catholic Priest Monsignor Clyde Harvey was appointed last Friday...

Pope backs Australian cardinal in fight against sex abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell said Thursday that he would take leave from the Vatican to return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges after being given strong backing from Pope...

Pope aide Pell charged with child sex abuse: police

(AFP) - Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell was Thursday charged with multiple child sex offences in Australia, police said. Pell, the country's most senior Catholic cleric, was interviewed in...

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

(BBC) - The Vatican has expressed "grave concerns" for one of its bishops who was detained after being "forcibly removed" from his diocese in China. Chinese Catholic bishop Peter Shao...

4 cardinals press pope to clarify divorce-remarriage stand

(AP) — Four conservative cardinals who publicly questioned Pope Francis’ opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the...