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Pope Benedict to end retirement? CWN - April 1

Pope Benedict XVI has decided to emerge from retirement and resume his role as Sovereign Pontiff, Vatican insiders report. Pope Francis has tentatively agreed to a power-sharing arrangement,...

Cardinal Napier criticizes Cardinal Kasper CWN - April 9

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban, one of the four presidents-delegate at the upcoming synod of bishops on the family, criticized Cardinal Walter Kasper in three recent postings on his Twitter...

Report: Vatican declines to approve French ambassador’s nomination over homosexuality CWN - April 10

In January, the French government appointed Laurent Stefanini as its ambassador to the Holy See, but three months later, the Vatican has not approved the appointment—leading to European media...

Chaldean bishop: war is the only way to stop the persecution of Iraq’s Christians CWN - March 20

In an interview that will air on the CBS news show 60 Minutes, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, said that war is the only way to protect Iraq’s...

Former Vatican official raps Cardinal Marx, says German hierarchy unfit to guide universal Church CWN - March 24

In a rare public display of open disagreement among ranking prelates, Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes has criticized another German Church leader, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, for his suggestion that the...

Hundreds march against San Francisco archbishop’s policy on teachers CWN - March 31

Hundreds of protestors, led by a teacher at the cathedral school, marched against Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s policy of requiring Catholic high school teachers not to publicly oppose Catholic...

Cardinal Koch joins critics of German bishops' push for change in Church teaching CWN - March 27

A third German-speaking cardinal has joined in questioning the notion that the Church must change its teaching on marriage, with Cardinal Kurt Koch saying that Church leaders should not be too quick...

Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has completed its doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the umbrella organization for the majority of the...

San Francisco: critics call for removal of Archbishop Cordileone; archdiocese fires back CWN - April 16

More than 100 prominent Catholics signed a full-page advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle urging Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. The paid advertisement charged...

After public appearance in St. Louis cancelled at Vatican request, Medjugorje 'seer' holds private event CWN - March 20

After a public appearance was cancelled at the request of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, one of the “seers” of Medjugorje held a meeting this week in a private home. Sponsors of the event said...

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