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Catholic News ServiceJanuary 23, 2020
A Catholic layman in Hebei, identified only as Paul, said he was "worried that the authorities would use this to crack down on the church."
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Catholic News ServiceJanuary 22, 2020
A Catholic priest has appealed for more and better shelters for victims of a volcanic eruption in the Philippines after criticizing a local government response.
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Catholic News ServiceJanuary 21, 2020
Catholic leaders in Germany have compiled responses from lay Catholics in areas related to who holds power in the church, sexual morals, the role of priests and the place of women in church offices in preparation for an upcoming synodal assembly to debate church reforms.
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Catholic News ServiceJanuary 20, 2020
Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops their job is to step back from partisan politics and help their faithful discern based on values.
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of Saint Louis, center, offers the sign of peace to Bishop William M. Joensen Des Moines, Iowa, as U.S. bishops from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska concelebrate Mass in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 16, 2020. The bishops were making their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican to report on the status of their dioceses to the pope and Vatican officials. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Catholic News ServiceJanuary 16, 2020
Protecting human life is the "preeminent" social and political issue, Pope Francis said.
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Catholic News ServiceJanuary 16, 2020
The agreement signed on January 13 by the political leaders of South Sudan could bolster the chances of a papal visit to that conflict-ridden country.
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Catholic News ServiceJanuary 16, 2020
The Catholic Church in the Central African Republic are calling upon all political leaders to work toward more open democracy and government.
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Catholic News ServiceJanuary 15, 2020
The ruling comes in a case filed by Dr. Roger Kligler, a retired physician from Cape Cod who has advanced prostate cancer, and Dr. Alan Steinbach, who treats terminally ill patients.
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Catholic News ServiceJanuary 13, 2020
Bishops from U.S. Region VIII -- North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota -- met the pope on the first day of their "ad limina" visit.
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Catholic News ServiceJanuary 10, 2020
The Catholic Church runs some 54,000 educational institutions in the country, and at least half of them get financial aid from the state.