Vaccinations, a statue and an apparition

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A week marked by dispute and also adoration: Californian bishops spoke out on children's vaccinations, a poll found Austrians don't trust the church, the head of the US John Jay college criticised media coverage of its abuse report. In Peru, a giant statue of Christ was blessed and in Medjugorje pilgrims flocked to the 30th anniversary of the Marian apparition (pictured). 

30th anniversary of Medjugorje apparition (Washington Post)

New president of Catholic Relief Services (NCR)

John Jay investigator criticises media coverage of abuse report (CNS)

Pope blesses Lima statue (Livingperu)

Austrians do not trust Church (PressTV)

Pope to hold nine major meetings with young people during WYD (CNS)

Mid-term abortion ban in six US states (SMH)

California bishops urge parents over vaccinations (NCR online)

Different outcomes for China ordinations (Ucanews)

Journalist probes church's finances (NCR)

JPII play performed in London (ICN)

Priests, nuns help 20,000 Myanmar refugees (Fides)

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