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With a shortage of British foster homes, the Church launches a campaign Watch

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In the face of a foster parent shortage in the UK, the Catholic Church in England and Wales will launch a campaign to encourage adoption ... continue reading


When bombs fell on the Vatican Watch

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It was a dark autumn night in Rome, which was suffering under the occupation of Nazi Germany and was the target of bombing raids by Allied ... continue reading



Priest assisting in identification of Essex lorry deaths Watch

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After 39 people were found dead in a semi trailer in eastern England last month, a Catholic priest has joined efforts to identify these ... continue reading


French cathedral robbed in battering-ram raid Watch

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A cathedral in southwestern France was robbed of chalices and other religious items after a gang rammed open the door of the church with a ... continue reading


Remember the final judgement, Pope Francis says at Mass for recently deceased bishops Watch

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Pope Francis urged Catholics to meditate on the final judgement at a Mass offered Monday for the souls of cardinals and bishops who died ... continue reading


Pope Francis asks for prayer for persecuted Christians in Ethiopia Watch

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 Pope Francis Sunday asked for prayer for persecuted Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, who have been targeted in ongoing ethnic clashes ... continue reading



Human trafficking, prostitution reform in Malta falls short, Catholic group says Watch

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Catholic Voices Malta issued a position paper Thursday on proposed human trafficking reform in the island nation, saying that while ... continue reading


Religion should transmit 'values and virtues' to next generation, pope says Watch

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Pope Francis spoke Thursday about education as a path to peace, saying that if people of faith do not transmit concrete values to young ... continue reading


Pope Francis prays for stability in Iraq amid deadly protests Watch

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Pope Francis prayed Wednesday for Iraq, where 18 more people were killed and hundreds wounded Oct. 29 during political protests in Karbala. ... continue reading


Analysis: Why 'Pachamama' took a dip Watch

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Last week, Vatican Media interviewed Fr. Paulo Suess, a German priest who has served for decades among the indigenous peoples of the ... continue reading


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