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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


Australian government limits scope of report on anti-discrimination laws Watch

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A hearing of the Australian Senate was told Tuesday that the government had narrowed the purview of an independent inquiry into the effect ... continue reading


Hong Kong court says redefining marriage is beyond its authority Watch

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A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government's policy of not recognizing ... continue reading


Catholic snakebite clinic in India saves thousands of lives each year Watch

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In most religious orders' novitiate year, prospective sisters study and pray. Sister Crescencia Sun, however, had another habit to acquire: ... continue reading


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