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Canberra, Australia -- A book by investigative journalist Louise Milligan, Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell, now includes fresh details on allegations against him, and new information claiming a cover-up within the Catholic Church. Here is an edited extract from the book: What did Cardinal George Pell know about allegations of child sex abuse within the church?

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Aboard the Papal Plane: Francis on meeting Trump: 'There are always doors that are not shut'

This came in late Friday, you may have missed it: In recent years, Argentina has been recognized for its work bringing to justice perpetrators of state crimes during its period of military dictatorship, but a May 5 Supreme Court ruling that opens the door for early release of those convicted of crimes against humanity has some here wondering if the nation is shifting course and denying its past.

Fall out from the accusations of sexual harassment at Fox News increasingly spilling outside its walls and creating ramifications for local and national political figures as new allegations emerge and old ones are dredged up.

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Washington -- Senators return to Washington Monday, with health care repeal now squarely in their laps after House Republicans managed to come up with a bill that a majority of their majority was willing to support ― or at least willing to vote for to make it all the Senate's problem. Tricky Position For GOP Candidates As Health Care Repeal Heads To The Senate

Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier, who was convicted of espionage while known as Bradley Manning, who was granted clemency in the final days of President Barack Obama's administration, and her sentence was commuted, will remain on active duty in the U.S. Army and receive health care benefits after her release from prison this week, an Army spokesperson says.

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Jude Okolo as his new ambassador to Ireland, a position that gives the Nigerian prelate a high level of responsibility in helping to organize next year’s papal visit to Dublin.

Prison Ministry India helps inmates overcome criminal pasts and rejoin mainstream society. More than 4,000 Catholic nuns from 200 congregations volunteer with the ministry across India. Catholic women religious are considered to be the backbone of the prison ministry.

Sister Nadine Foley, an advocate for women in the Catholic church who served as prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters from 1986 to 1992, died Friday in the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. She was 93. Though she herself had no aspirations of becoming a priest, Foley believed strongly the priesthood should be open to women. She advocated her position across the country as one of the organizers of the first conference on women's ordination in the Catholic church.

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