Syrian bishop, Philippines crucifixions, confession boom

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Pope Francis wins over mothers in Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, a Syrian bishop says the war saddens him but he does not despair, Philippines bishops frown on penitent crucifixions, and a boom in confessions is hailed as yet another sign of the Francis effect.

Syrian bishop says war saddens him but he does not despair (CNS)

Vatican envoy allowed free access on Vietnam visit (Ucanews)

Boom in confessions another sign of Francis effect (Vatican Insider)

Call to open Vatileaks dossier (Tablet)

Francis vows to fight relativism (NCR)

Francis prepares youth for WYD in Rio (Vatican Insider)

Debunking three urban legends about Pope Francis (NCR)

Pope wins over mothers in Plaza de Mayo (Vatican Insider)

Indonesian church demolition sitrs defiance (Ucanews)

Philippines bishops frown on penitent crucifixions (Ucanews)

Burmese archbishop calls for end to sectarian violence (Ucanews)

Work under way to digitize 1500s Fla. records (Houston Chronicle)

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