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China tightens grip on religion

The Chinese government has released a set of proposed amendments to its rules regulating religious affairs, as President Xi Jinping attempts to exert even greater control over how religion ...Read More...

Cardinal pleads for the life of kidnapped priest in Mexico

Mexico: Church officials are pleading for the life of a priest who was kidnapped from his parish residence just one day after two other priests were abducted and killed ...Read More...

Vatican makes new rules for miracles in saint-making

Vatican City: The Vatican issued new rules Friday for the process to determine if healings qualify as miracles for sainthood, including safeguards against possible financial abuses. The rules deal ...Read More...

San Diego Varsity premiers Mother Teresa musical

The canonization of Mother Teresa will be celebrated in music Sunday at the University of San Diego, which is premiering an original composition inspired by her life. “The Poorest ...Read More...

Modi faces big test in foreign policy

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in 2014 projecting the image of a strong leader who could bring an end to terrorism and tame ...Read More...

Statute for Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications published

The Statute for the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications was published on Thursday, saying its aim was “to respond to the current media reality, characterized by the presence and development ...Read More...

Mark Zuckerberg and wife pledge $3 billion to fighting diseases

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, last year said they would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charitable causes. Now they are ...Read More...

World’s oldest Catholic bishop dies at age of 104

Archbishop Peter L. Gerety of Newark, who at 104 was the world’s oldest living Catholic bishop, died Sept. 20 at the age of 104, leaving behind e legacy of ...Read More...

Pope condemns brutal killing of two Mexican priests

Vatican: Pope Francis has expressed his sadness for the killing of two Mexican priests and has sent a telegramme of condolences assuring their diocese and families of his prayers. ...Read More...

Pope to journalists: truth and respect for human dignity

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Thursday met with the Italian National Council of the Order of Journalists, telling them that truth, professionalism and respect for human dignity were essential ...Read More...
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