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At retreat for South Sudan leaders, pope literally begs for peace

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the end of a highly unusual spiritual retreat for the political leaders of warring factions, Pope Francis knelt at the feet of the leaders of South Sudan, begging them … Continue reading

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Nicaraguan bishop to leave for Rome as threats against him increase

By David Agren  Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — A Nicaraguan bishop said he will leave the country indefinitely as concerns for his security increase — presumably the product of his criticisms of the Central American nation’s president. Auxiliary … Continue reading

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Human trafficking is ‘crime against humanity,’ pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Human trafficking is a “crime against humanity,” because it denies the human dignity of the victim, seeing him or her only as a piece of merchandise to be used to … Continue reading

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Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote an article outlining his … Continue reading

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Catholic doctor gives medical view of Christ’s passion, crucifixion

By Tom Dermody  Catholic News Service DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) — Jesus likely died from excessive blood loss, a Catholic surgeon said April 4 during a talk that examined the 18 hours of Christ’s passion and crucifixion from a medical perspective. … Continue reading

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Seeking Christ’s face: Some believe hilltop shrine holds true relic

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service MANOPPELLO, Italy (CNS) — At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary’s altar. Once … Continue reading

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Indian police charge bishop with repeatedly raping nun

Updated April 10. By Catholic News Service NEW DELHI (CNS) — Indian police charged Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar with repeatedly raping a nun in her rural convent, with a charge sheet that is 2,000 pages long. The bishop was … Continue reading

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