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Indian bishop resigns amid complaints of misuse of funds, attempted marriage Watch

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Pope Francis accepted Monday the resignation of Bishop Prasad Gallela from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Cuddapah, in the ... continue reading


Site of Baptism of the Lord nears reopening as landmines cleared Watch

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Churches at the site along the banks of the Jordan river where Jesus is believed to have been baptized could reopen within a year, ... continue reading


Scottish mall refuses to allow nativity scene amid Christmas display Watch

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Both Catholics and Protestants in Scotland are lamenting a shopping center's decision not to include a nativity scene in its Christmas ... continue reading


Nicaraguan priest attacked with acid during confession Watch

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Father Mario Guevara was injured in an acid attack Wednesday while hearing confessions in the cathedral of Managua. Managua, Nicaragua, ... continue reading


Heresy-reporting app may undermine Indonesia's religious liberty Watch

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Human rights groups are criticizing a smartphone app being rolled out by the Indonesian government which would allow citizens to file ... continue reading


Five years after Typhoon Haiyan, Filipinos continue to rebuild Watch

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On average, the Philippines is hit by 8-9 tropical typhoons per year. These storms can cause significant damage - but they rarely reach the ... continue reading


Polish bishops ask forgiveness of sexual abuse victims Watch

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The bishops of Poland published Monday a statement on the sexual abuse of minors by some clerics, asking forgiveness of the victims and ... continue reading


Four underground priests reportedly disappeared in China's Hebei province Watch

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Four priests from the underground Catholic Church in China's Hebei province have been taken into policy custody for indoctrination, ... continue reading


Four people, including priest, kidnapped in southern Nigeria Watch

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A Catholic priest and three other persons were kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state Tuesday night, according to local media. Warri, Nigeria, ... continue reading


Indian bishop accused of rape has not turned over key evidence Watch

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The Indian bishop charged with serially raping a nun has not yet produced a laptop that government investigators say could provide key ... continue reading


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