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Appeals court upholds Cardinal Pell conviction on abuse charges

Updated Aug. 21 By┬áCatholic News Service MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) — An Australian appeals court upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on five counts of sexually assaulting two choirboys more than two decades ago. A three-judge panel of the Appeals … Continue reading

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Chaldean Catholics celebrate Mary, culture, family at Ohio national shrine

By Katie Rutter Catholic News Service CAREY, Ohio (CNS) — With its one stoplight and surrounding cornfields, the small Ohio village of Carey seems an unlikely travel destination. Yet, once a year, an estimated 5,000 visitors swell the town population … Continue reading

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Investigation underway into cause for sainthood for martyrs of Burundi

By Francis Njuguna Catholic News Service NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — The grisly murders of missionary priests and a local priest, a lay volunteer and 40 seminarians in Burundi are the focus of a recently opened investigation into their sainthood cause. … Continue reading

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Guatemala’s new president faces U.S. challenges on migration

By David Agren Catholic News Service GUATEMALA CITY (CNS) — Sunday Mass Aug. 11 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Guatemala City included prayers for the two candidates running in that day’s runoff election and the country’s outgoing president. A woman … Continue reading

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Mexican Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera dead at age 87

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera, retired archbishop of Xalapa, Mexico who was created a cardinal by Pope Francis a little over a year ago, died at the age of 87. … Continue reading

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Smell, taste of sauerkraut marks successful Wisconsin parish festival

By Sam Lucero Catholic News Service BEAR CREEK, Wis. (CNS) — Food, music and games are all essentials for a successful parish festival but at St. Mary Parish, another key ingredient is the smell and taste of sauerkraut. Since 1965, … Continue reading

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In new interview, pope explains aim of synod, warns against nationalism

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is an “urgent” gathering, not of scientists and politicians, but for the church whose main focus in discussions will be evangelization, Pope … Continue reading

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