German bishops outraged by Vatican cardinal's Nazi comparison, demand apology

The president of the German bishops' conference demanded an apology from a Swiss cardinal at the Vatican over comments that brought up Germany's Nazi past.

Pope meets group that prepared text for next phase of synod

Pope Francis personally expressed his thanks to the four dozen people who read through hundreds of reports about the listening phase of the Synod of Bishops and, after 12 days of prayer, reflection and discussion, drafted a working document for the continental stage of the synod process.

Friar charged with blocking access to Long Island Planned Parenthood clinic

Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, has been charged with violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, or FACE Act, for allegedly blocking access to a Planned Parenthood of Greater New York facility in the Hempstead section of Long Island, New York.

Pope tells Putin: Stop the war

With "rivers of blood and tears" still flowing in Ukraine and with the increasing threat of the use of nuclear weapons, Pope Francis begged Russian President Vladimir Putin: "Stop this spiral of violence and death."

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