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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceMarch 31, 2020
Indians in several states said the situation has been exacerbated by poor preparation by state governments and conflicting messages from central and state governments.
A priest celebrates Mass in a chapel of the cathedral in Manila, Philippines, March 15, 2020. The Mass was livestreamed on Facebook following the suspension of large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Eloisa Lopez, Reuters)
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceMarch 24, 2020
Many countries are characterized by huge cities containing neighborhoods that contain millions of people living close together in often highly unhygienic conditions. Even the most basic protocols for warding off COVID-19 are all but impossible to practice.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceMarch 11, 2020
Australian Cardinal George Pell seeks a last chance to have his sexual assault conviction overturned in court.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 26, 2020
The Chinese government has temporarily closed all of the country's places of worship in an effort to contain the COVID-19 respiratory coronavirus that has now killed almost 3,000 people, with more than 80,000 around the world verified with infections.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 14, 2020
If the High Court fails to overturn the verdict of a 12-person jury that found him guilty of four counts of sexual assault and one count of child rape, Pell, 78, will spend at least 32 more months in prison.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 16, 2020
The plan would cede control over financial, human resources and governance functions to professional laity.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 07, 2020
As many as 50% of China's estimated 10 million to 12 million Catholics worship in communities not registered with the Chinese government.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceOctober 24, 2019
The new rules are the latest in a string of regulations that many in the Chinese Church believe are designed to stymie worship, the operations of parishes and dioceses as well as the growth of the church.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 30, 2019
An Australian diocese will pay up towards $2 million (in U. S. dollars) in compensation for a claim filed against a priest for clerical sexual abuse in the early 1990s.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 26, 2019
Two more Australian states have passed legislation criminalizing priests who fail to report the abuse of children disclosed during confession.