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Feminists Attack Government Buildings, Desecrate Church in Oaxaca

A group of feminists taking part in a women’s rights march in Oaxaca City on Sunday attacked Ss. Cosmas and Damian parish, as well as other buildings, both public and private. As part of the protests organized in Mexico for International Women’s Day, masked women armed with stout sticks broke open the outer doors of Ss. Cosmas and Damian March ...

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Pope Francis Intends to End his Days in Rome, Not Argentina, Journalist Clarifies

As some international media recently reported that Pope Francis said he did not want to visit his native Argentina again, the author of the interview with the Holy Father that was the source of that assumption clarified the context and meaning of the pope’s words. Veteran Argentine journalist and neurologist Nelson Castro interviewed Pope Francis for his book “The Health ...

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Human Trafficking Wounds the Body of Christ, Catholic Leaders Tell Conference

Every person has a role to play to fight human trafficking, Catholic advocates said at an online conference on Tuesday. “Pope Francis has spoken about human trafficking as a deep wound, a scourge, in this collective body,” said Jennifer Reyes Lay, executive director of US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, at an online conference on Tuesday. Noting the Church’s teaching ...

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Benedict XVI Addresses Resignation Conspiracy Theories, Iraq, and Biden in New Interview

Benedict XVI addressed conspiracy theories about his resignation as pope, Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq, and Joe Biden in an interview with an Italian newspaper published on Monday. The pope emeritus told Corriere della Sera that he stood by his decision despite criticism from his friends in an interview released on March 1, a day after the eighth anniversary of ...

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U.S. Bishops Express Solidarity with People of Burma after Coup

The U.S. bishops’ conference expressed solidarity with the people of Burma on Tuesday, one month after a military coup seized control of the country. “On behalf of the Committee on International Justice and Peace, I wrote a solidarity letter to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar and have asked U.S. government officials to carefully consider the insights the local Church ...

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Catholic Bishops Approve Annual Celebration of Communications Week in Nigeria from 2022

The reportorial team of the CSN Directorate of Social Communications recently had an interactive session with Padre Mike Nsikak Umoh, the CSN Director of Social Communications, on the recent virtual meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CBCN), and decisions reached on the state of the Nation, the Church and the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN). It was an incisive revelation ...

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‘Fratelli Tutti’: Pope Francis ‘Delighted’ As Muslim Group Oversees Encyclical’s Russian Translation

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that he was “delighted” to learn that a Muslim group had overseen the translation of his latest encyclical into Russian. In a message released by the Holy See press office on March 3, the pope said it was “a beautiful and joyful surprise” to hear that the encyclical Fratelli tutti had been translated into Russian ...

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