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Guam -- Alleged victim responds to archbishop's denial of abuse

Pope Francis supports French Bishop on child abuse cases

Oklahoma bill to jail abortion doctors goes to governor

The Catholic Bishops in Kenya have expressed their concerns about the government's threat to close refugee camps in the country and called for dialogue among stakeholders and voluntary repatriation.

Commentary: Religious freedom in crisis around the world by Fr. Tom Reese

Taiwan inaugurated its first female president Friday -- who is also, as The Associated Press notes, "the first woman elected as head of state in Asia not related to a prominent male politician."

California sees flood of new voters spurred by presidential race

As United Methodists talk of splitting over gay equality, top bishop pleads for unity

New Dehli, India -- Dropout rate among Christians alarms church official The majority of Christian dropouts were of dalit background or from indigenous groups.

Jerusalem -- Israel's defense minister announced his resignation on Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by "extremist and dangerous elements."

El Paso Catholic church deacon arrested, accused of connection to drug smuggling ring

The 12-year-long vigil at St Frances Xavier Cabrini in Scituate, near Boston, will end May 29 with a final farewell service. Parishioners must vacate the premises and the property will be sold. But according to this report, the vigilers will the group will transition into "an all-inclusive, independent Catholic church."

Now for Sale in Chicago: Prime Catholic Church Real Estate Experts estimate site near Windy City’s Holy Name Cathedral could be worth $100 million

Pot shop and Catholic church clashing in downtown Spokane The Lucky Leaf sits too close to the Cathedral of Our Lady Lourdes, says the rector.

Cosby, Catholic Church rape cases prompt states to rethink statutes of limitations

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