Irish child protection review, US bishops meet ayatollahs

Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Mandela's dream falling short, Oceania bishops meet, Jackie Kennedy letters controversy, priest and layworker killed in PNG, US bishops and Iranian ayatollahs hold talks on nuclear arms, South Sudan, Oscar Romero update.

Vatican says no movement (yet) on sainthood for Oscar Romero (The Washington Post)

US bishops and Iranian ayatollahs hold talks on nuclear arms (The Catholic Herald)

Oceania bishops discuss loss of Catholic identity in public life at Plenary (Vatican Radio)

Irish child protection reviews published this week (The Irish Times)

Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese gets glowing report in review (The Irish Times)

Congregations, missionaries make ‘slow’ progress on child protection (The Irish Times)

Divine Word missionaries severely criticised by child protection watchdog (The Irish Times)

Pope Francis calls for prayers for victims of Turkish mine disaster (The Catholic Herald)

Should the contents of Jackie Kennedy’s private letters to a priest have been made public? (The Catholic Herald)

Papua New Guinea: Priest and lay worker killed (Vatican Radio)

Patriarch wants Israelis to crack down on vandalism at religious sites (The Catholic Weekly)

Pope appoints bishop of Elphin, Ireland (Vatican Radio)

Joint appeal from Christian-Muslim meeting in Amman (Vatican Radio)

Central African Republic bishops warn of natural resource plundering (The Catholic Weekly)

Bishop urges implementation of South Sudan ceasefire (The Catholic Herald)

Francis calls for action on migrants as tensions rise in Italy and Libya (The Tablet)

Gerry Adams arrest inflames ghosts of Ireland's Past (Eureka Street)

Rome bénit l’ouverture du premier monastère chinois depuis 1949 (La Croix)

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South Africa of today far from the ideal of Nelson Mandela (Vatican Radio)

IMAGE: Stained Glass featuring Nelson Mandela at Regina Mundi Catholic Church, Soweto, in South Africa.

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