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A Jesuit priest kidnapped in Afghanistan and held for eight months told reporters "God has saved me," but said he did not want to discuss details of his captivity, reports the Catholic News Service.
A 53-year-old Brazilian Catholic was denied last rites before he was executed by firing squad last month in Indonesia, according to an Oblate priest who provides religious counselling for death row inmates, reports Ucanews.
Widespread child sexual abuse at the private boys school, Knox Grammar, was covered up for decades because the school was more concerned about its reputation than the welfare of students, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
The Argentine Government allegedly spied on the future Pope Francis during much of his time as Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, reports The Tablet.
The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, has released a suite of new initiatives and stronger child protection policies in response to the Royal Commission’s findings into the way the Archdiocese dealt with a survivor of child sexual abuse in 1999.
Lent 2015 might well be the time to take our very own ‘selfie’, a snapshot of our spiritual selves and to examine critically ways to wholeness and peace, writes Monica Dutton in The Good Oil.
The new Bishop of Sale will assume his role on Thursday at what is a tough time for the church in the Victorian regional centre, reports The Gippsland Times.
One of the strangest journeys taken by a convert on the path to Rome is that by Dr Una Kroll, who was ordained into the Anglican priesthood as one of the first women priests of the Church of Wales, writes Francis Philips in The Catholic Herald.
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The Geman Chancellor, Angela Merkel, made a quick visit to Rome on the weekend. On her itinerary was a visit to the Pope in the Vatican.
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In a symbolic call to Catholics to use the Lenten season to convert their hearts, Pope Francis yesterday asked homeless people near the Vatican to distribute an instructional prayer book on guarding the heart to pilgrims in St Peter's Square, reports Vatican Insider.
As San Francisco’s Archbishop tries to make its Catholic schools more Catholic, State and city officials say any effort to discriminate against employees will be met with legal action, reports The San Francisco Chronicle in the Religion News Service.
The continuing presence of courageous men and women religious in Iraq is an important sign of hope amid the suffering of the Christian population there, according to a report by two Dominican leaders who recently visited the country, reports Vatican Radio.
A Brisbane Catholic boys’ school has apologised “unreservedly” to students who suffered sexual assaults during the school’s history, writes The Courier-Mail.
As Pope Francis approaches the second anniversary of his election as Pontiff, progress on reforming the Vatican Curia is moving too slowly. It should be moving faster, writes Thomas Reese in NCR Online.
Pope Francis and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the Ukrainian conflict, international poverty, and other stresses in Europe during a meeting at the Vatican on Saturday, reports Vatican Insider.