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Headlines for March 01, 2013

Released Friday, Mar. 1

Cardinals to meet Monday, set date for conclave CWN - March 1, 2013

The first congregation of cardinals during the sede vacante period will meet on Monday, March 4. That first meeting of the cardinals will probably set a date for the beginning of the conclave...

Pope-emeritus Benedict reported quiet, serene after resignation CWN - March 1, 2013

Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI spent his first evening of retirement quietly, praying and listening to music, a Vatican spokesman told reporters. Father Federico Lombardi said that the former Pope...

Were Vatican officials aware of accusations against Scottish cardinal? CWN - March 1, 2013

A newspaper in Scotland has alleged that Vatican officials had long been aware of complaints of "inappropriate conduct" lodged by priests against Cardinal Keith O'Brien. The Scotsman said that a...

Supreme Court will soon consider marriage cases; USCCB requests fasting CWN - March 1, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked Catholics to offer their fasting and abstinence from meat on March 1 “for the justices of the Supreme Court, that when they...

Zambia’s Christian leaders lament election violence CWN - March 1, 2013

Following the murder of a political party official and the postponement of parliamentary elections, Zambia’s Catholic bishops have joined Protestant leaders in condemning election-related...

Court rules against nursing-facility owner in HHS mandate case CWN - March 1, 2013

A US district court judge in Colorado has refused to halt the implementation of the HHS mandate against an evangelical Protestant who owns and operates assisted-living centers and nursing...

Posters in Rome tout Cardinal Turkson's papal candidacy CWN - March 1, 2013

Scores of large posters have begun to appear on walls around the city of Rome, urging the election of Cardinal Peter Turkson as the next Pope. The posters, similar to those used by political...

USCCB renews call for conscience-protection legislation CWN - March 1, 2013

Urging Catholics to contact members of Congress, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has renewed its call for conscience-protection legislation in the wake of the HHS mandate. “As...

Pope’s Twitter followers surpass 3 million CWN - March 1, 2013

The number of Twitter followers of Pope Benedict XVI surpassed three million just before his resignation took effect, according to a Vatican Radio report. The Pope’s final Twitter message, sent...

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