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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceSeptember 17, 2020
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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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceAugust 26, 2020
“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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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceAugust 19, 2020
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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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceAugust 17, 2020
Seven years ago, Pope Francis announced that, unlike his immediate predecessors, he would not spend the summer at the papal estate at Castel Gandolfo.
Faith News Analysis
Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceAugust 11, 2020
The deal may protect Chinese Catholics—but it also might muffle Pope Francis’ voice on human rights.
A Lebanese woman lights a candle in front of a portrait of Italian Jesuit priest, Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, at the St. Joseph Church in Beirut, Lebanon, in July 2015. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Faith News
Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceJuly 30, 2020
“My appeal is not to forget about Syria,” said Immacolata Dall’Oglio, sister of the Rev. Paolo Dall’Oglio, who went missing in Syria on July 29, 2013.
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceJune 09, 2020
During his homily, Cardinal Kevin Farrell pointed to the "distorted way of thinking" that can sometimes lead Christians "to identify with only one side, distancing ourselves from those who belong to the other side.
Workers wear masks as a protection against the spread of the new coronavirus as they leave from a day's work in Managua, Nicaragua, on May 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceMay 13, 2020
According to Bishop Silvio José Báez, the auxiliary bishop of Managua, Nicaragua, the Nicaraguan government is neglecting its duties in protecting the people from the pandemic.
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Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceMay 04, 2020
In Italy, which still has the highest death toll in Europe, small weddings and funerals are allowed, but restaurants, gyms and churches will be the last to reopen at the end of the month.