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Vatican City -- Pope Francis Sex Abuse Panel Gets Real On Accountability Protocols

Author John Cornwell profiles the four women on Pope Francis' sex abuse commission

Geneva and Vatican City -- U.N. torture committee probes Vatican on sex abuse scandal, human rights issues Vatican spokesman warns against “ideological pressure” similar to what if faced before the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child earlier this year.

Geneva and Vatican City -- Vatican Undergoes 2nd Grilling This Year On Abuse

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Sex abuse commission: A Vatican commission will create new policies to hold bishops and other church authorities accountable for failing to report suspected sexual abuse, a move experts say shows the church is taking the problem of pedophile priests more seriously than in the past.

Parish Council Presidents writes about 3 reforms the pope must make now

Jerusalem -- Orthodox bishop outlines hopes for Pope’s visit to Israel

Bangkok, Thailand -- Pakistan Catholics flee to seek refuge in Bangkok Refugee numbers rise dramatically but Thailand offers little comfort

Nigeria -- Church declares month of special prayers for abducted girls

PP-header_with-outline.jpgLooking for a little inspiration to begin your day? NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:

Pencil Preaching is blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgDaily Bread is a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned Scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.

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June 16-29, 2017