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Kofi Annan to put new Syria 'approach' to rebels after Assad talks

More of nation’s public schools decide to split up boys and girls

Sudanese Church Leaders Call for Peace, Humanitarian Assistance

South Sudan rebel now president takes on poverty, graft

Australia -- Abuse victims have derided prayers for them offered at a Mass in Sydney's Catholic cathedral yesterday as hypocritical and an empty gesture designed to keep donations coming.

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Australia -- Mother of abuse victim calls for inquiry into church

BRASILIA — Evangelicals grow in number, clout in Catholic Brazil

Statute of limitations -- New York Law Puts Older Pedophilia Cases Off-Limits

China urges Vatican to rescind threats to excommunicate Chinese bishops

Women 'the answer' for Vatican, insider tells AFP The scandals that have engulfed the Vatican would not have happened if women had been in charge, argues Lucetta Scaraffia.

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In This Issue

October 21-November 3, 2016

  • Reformation's anniversary brings commemorations, reconsiderations
  • Picks further diversify College of Cardinals
  • Editorial: One-issue obsession imperils credibility
  • Special Section [Print Only]: SAINTS