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North Dakota county described as most Catholic place in US

According to the article, there are 19 counties in the US that are at least 2/3 Catholic, with the highest percentage in Rolette County, North Dakota. However, the existence of several Protestant churches in the county seat raises questions about the data.

Vatican newspaper: ‘post-truth’ media are constructing image of ‘progressive and permissive Pope’

In a front-page L’Osservatore Romano op-ed, Italian historian Lucetta Scaraffia wrote that relativism, which the Church has had to confront in recent decades, has given way to the phenomenon...

French bishops launch fundraising campaign as number of Catholics declines

As France’s Catholic population declines, the French bishops’ conference has launched a fundraising campaign using radio, social media, and advertising inserts. The campaign will help...

Muslim converts protest Pope’s statements on Islam

More than 1,700 converts from Islam to Christianity have signed an open letter to Pope Francis, protesting the Pontiff’s public statements affirming the value of the Muslim faith. “Don’t your words shed doubt on the solid basis for the choice we have made?” the converts ask.

Pope knew choice of Chilean bishop would cause furor on abuse issue, confidential letter reveals

Pope Francis was fully aware of a Chilean bishop’s contacts with a notorious priest-abuser when he appointed the bishop to head a Chilean diocese in 2014, the Associated Press has revealed. In...

Pope defends embattled Cardinal Maradiaga

Pope Francis has strongly supported Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga against charges of financial improprieties, suggesting that the charges are an unjust attack on the Honduran prelate. “I’m...

Grand imam condemns attacks on Coptic Christians, calls on Muslims to celebrate Christmas in solidarity

The Grand Imam of al-Azhar condemned recent terrorist attacks on Coptic Christians “in the strongest terms” and called upon Egypt’s Muslims to celebrate Christmas to show their...

Italy to send troops to Niger to fight Islamist militants, human trafficking

France is also sending troops to Africa’s Sahel region to combat Islamist militants.

Papal appointments include appointment of Cardinal Mahony as special envoy

On January 13, Pope Francis appointed three consultors to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and named Cardinal Roger Mahony as his special envoy to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Scranton. Cardinal Mahony’s appointment as pontifical legate comes five years after his successor in Los Angeles, Archbishop José Gomez, relieved the cardinal of all public and administrative duties amid the release of files related to the clerical abuse scandal.

Pope Francis: video message to believers in Northern Peru

The Pontiff is scheduled to depart on January 15 for a weeklong apostolic journey to Chile and Peru.