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Pope's cousin, a Salesian missionary, to join papal entourage in Thailand Watch

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Salesian Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, Pope Francis' second cousin who has been a missionary in Thailand for over 50 years, will be in attendance ... continue reading


Hong Kong protesters arrested at Catholic church Watch

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Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have continued to escalate into violence, with many apparent incidents of forceful police tactics, ... continue reading



New Zealand to hold referendum on euthanasia, assisted suicide Watch

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The New Zealand Parliament voted in favor of legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide Wednesday, sending the bill to a referendum next ... continue reading


UPDATED: Australian High Court refers Cardinal Pell's appeal of sex abuse conviction Watch

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The Australian High Court announced Wednesday that Cardinal George Pell's application for special leave to appeal has been refferred to the ... continue reading


Mother Teresa Award given to group that exposed organ trafficking in China Watch

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An award named after Mother Teresa was given this week for outstanding efforts in social justice to a U.S.-based non-profit that has ... continue reading


Former Melbourne cathedral workers doubt Pell abuse could have occurred Watch

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Two former employees of the cathedral school in Melbourne, Australia are expressing strong doubts about the charges that landed Cardinal ... continue reading



Chinese authorities offer land for new church after demolition protest Watch

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Chinese authorities have offered a compensation to a Catholic community for the destruction of their church. The offer comes after ... continue reading


After two major Philippines quakes, Catholic bishops call for prayers and aid Watch

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Catholic bishops have appealed for prayers and aid for earthquake victims after two strong earthquakes hit the Philippines in the last ... continue reading


Australia proposes face-recognition program to fight underage porn access Watch

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A government department in Australia has proposed the use of a face recognition system to curb underage access to online pornography, but ... continue reading


South and East Asia now the hotbed of Christian persecution, report finds Watch

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While Christians in Iraq and Syria suffer in the aftermath of Islamic State genocide, a new "hot spot" of persecution has emerged in South ... continue reading


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