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Chilean cardinal called to testify for suspected abuse cover-up

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Chilean prosecutor’s office has issued a subpoena to Cardinal Riccardo Ezzati of Santiago regarding his role in the alleged cover-up of sexual abuse by members of the clergy. … Continue reading

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‘Humanae Vitae’ said rooted in respect church has for human dignity

Backgrounder By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Fifty years ago, an encyclical was released affirming a long-held teaching of the Catholic Church, yet it became one of the most controversial encyclicals in recent church history. Blessed Paul … Continue reading

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Pope calls for respect for migrants amid rising number of deaths at sea

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the rising death toll of migrants and refugees attempting the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged world leaders to act to prevent further tragedy. “I … Continue reading

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Adoptive parents nervous after raids of Missionaries of Charity homes

By Saadia Azim  Catholic News Service RANCHI, India (CNS) — Theodore Kiro held 13-month-old Navya on her return to his family after they were separated for a week. The crying baby happily clung to Kiro, whom she knows as her … Continue reading

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Amigos for Christ continues work in Nicaragua amid political turmoil

By Priscilla Greear  Catholic News Service BUFORD, Ga. (CNS) — The Buford-based Amigos for Christ nonprofit serving Nicaragua’s poorest has canceled all summer mission trips due to an upsurge in violence in the Central American country. Yet, several Nicaraguan churches … Continue reading

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Pope adds teen to list of saints to be declared during synod on youth

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis added an Italian teenager to the list of people he will formally recognize as saints Oct. 14 during the monthlong meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on young people. During … Continue reading

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Pulled from the sea, migrant’s rescue puts spotlight on Italian policy

Backgrounder and analysis. By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Tweeting with hashtags that translate as “Closed ports” and “Open hearts,” Italy’s interior minister disputed claims that the Italian government was complicit in leaving a migrant to die … Continue reading

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