Morning Briefing

New cardinals announced:

Vatican to Polish prosecutor: We don’t extradite. Vatican says former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, under investigation for alleged sex abuse, is covered by diplomatic immunity.

St. Cloud, Minn. -- St. John’s Abbey monk wants to retroactively plead the Fifth Amendment to questions he already has answered in a deposition

Vatican City -- Pope, in nod to conservatives, calls abortion "horrific" in his yearly address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican, a speech known as his "State of the World" address.

Chicago -- Some Catholics wary after cardinal announces release of sex-abuse files

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Commentary -- The minimum wage: Why bishops should not talk about economics

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Activists organize 'flash mobs' for Sunday Masses

Peter Faber: the new patron saint of business?

Australia -- After one year of operation, sex abuse victims say they pleased with progress of the child sexual abuse royal commission

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