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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 12, 2019
Pope Francis seemed to signal a change already in early July when he named seven women and a religious brother as full members of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 11, 2019
Vincent Lambert, who suffered serious brain damage more than 10 years ago, died after years of court battles.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 11, 2019
Opening the Vatican tombs of a princess and a duchess July 11 in a search for the remains of a young Italian woman missing for more than 30 years, the Vatican found no human remains at all.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 08, 2019
Pope Francis named six superiors of women's religious orders, a consecrated laywoman and the superior of the De La Salle Christian Brothers to be full members of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Pope Francis greets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople outside the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Bari, Italy, July 7, 2018.
Faith Dispatches
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 03, 2019
Patriarch Bartholomew said, "Pope Francis made this grand, fraternal and historic gesture" of giving the Orthodox fragments of the relics of St. Peter.
The Teutonic cemetery at the Vatican is seen in this 2015 file photo. The decision to open two tombs in the cemetery was made in response to the request of Emanuela Orlandi's family and their questioning "the possible concealment of her cadaver in the small cemetery located within Vatican City State." She disappeared in 1983. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 02, 2019
The decision was made in response to the request of Emanuela Orlandi's family, he said, and their questioning "the possible concealment of her cadaver in the small cemetery located within Vatican City State."
Archbishops Peter A. Comensoli of Melbourne, Australia, Michael Byrnes of Agana, Guam, and Joseph Vu Van Thien of Ha Noi, Vietnam, attend Pope Francis' celebration of Mass marking the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 29, 2019.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 02, 2019
Two archbishops spoke of the impact of clerical sexual abuse on the people of their dioceses and said survivors are the members of their flocks most in need of care.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 01, 2019
The "note of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the importance of the internal forum and the inviolability of the sacramental seal" was approved by Pope Francis June 21 and published by the Vatican July 1.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 25, 2019
The president of the Australian bishops' conference told his fellow bishops that it is "a time of humiliation" for Catholic Church leaders, but he is convinced that God is still at work.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 20, 2019
"We must respond in a humane manner, a Christian manner, and we must try to help people, not harm them."