Celibate divorces, German dissatisfaction, UK monarchy bill

The Pope praises celibate divorces, and says a lack of faith can hurt marriages, a US Catholic editor attacks Vatican spokesman Fr Lombardi over his call for more gun control, German Catholics vent their dissatisfaction with the Church and a British MP says a new monarchy succession bill is an attack on the Catholic Church.

UK MP says monarchy succession bill is attack on Catholicism (Catholic Herald)

Lack of faith can hurt marriage, says Pope (CNS)

Pope sends condolences over Brazil nightclub fire (Vatican Insider) 

German Catholics vent dissatisfaction with their Church (Vatican Insider) 

US Catholic editor attacks Vatican spokesman over call for more gun control (Tablet)

Vatican-backed guide to bioethics could be a bestseller (Bioedge)

Israel and Vatican edge closer to agreement (Vatican Insider)

US bishop tries to explain how priest ended up in self-bondage (NCR)

Pope says biblical view of God can help fatherhood crisis (CNA) 

German cardinal's apology over hospitals' treatment of possible rape victim (Bioedge)

Colombian priest arrested for smuggling cocaine inside stomach (Perth Now)

Christian sentenced to death on blasphemy charges in Pakistan acquitted (Vatican Insider)

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