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“The gesture by the Holy Father strengthened me and reconciled me with the world,” said Lidia Maksymowicz, 80, a Polish woman of Belorussian descent who survived the concentration camp as a child.
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Decisions about administering the Eucharist rest solely on the bishop giving the sacrament, said Cardinal Michael Czerny.
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Some have suggested that the attack may have been a warning for the Catholic Church to keep out of the political disputes in South Sudan.
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For decades, popes have suffered embarrassment and even frustration when their light, shoulder-length mantle, inspired by a sudden gust of wind, smacked them right in the face as they greeted world leaders or waved to crowds while cameras whirred.
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Germany’s Catholic bishops will resume discussions this week to plan the Synodal Path, a set of conferences slated to address controversial questions such as women’s roles and LGBT acceptance, even as the country faces yet another scandal of sexual abuse by clergy.
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Covid-19 safety measures and social distancing have put further strain on many Catholic churches and parishes that have already seen their flocks dwindling.
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The sexual abuse trial of Piero Alfio Capuana, the lay leader of the 5,000-member Catholic Culture and Environment Association, began in this small Sicilian city on Tuesday (Sept. 15), three years after the abuse allegedly took place.
People tour a new housing complex for trans women after a ribbon cutting in Neuquén, Argentina, in August 2020. (AP/video screengrab)
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“My dream was that trans people could have a decent home. Because we don’t give them that opportunity," said Sister Mónica Astorga Cremona.
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A Catholic priest was found dead in El Salvador on Aug. 7, the most recent in a pattern of Salvadoran clergy killings over the past half century. 
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Seven years ago, Pope Francis announced that, unlike his immediate predecessors, he would not spend the summer at the papal estate at Castel Gandolfo.