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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...

French prime minister: 178 Catholic churches under police protection CWN - April 23

After a planned terrorist attack on two French churches was averted, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced that “specific protection” is being provided to 178 Catholic places of worship. CNN...

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...

Religious leaders issue open letter on marriage and religious liberty CWN - April 24

Over 30 Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and other religious leaders have issued a joint open letter affirming their “commitment to promote and defend marriage—the union of one man and one...

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...

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...

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn CWN - April 21

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, nearly three years after the bishop was found guilty on criminal charges for failing to report...

President Obama raps 'less than loving' Christians CWN - April 7

President Barack Obama took aim at “less-than-loving expressions by Christians” during an April 7 address to an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House. Departing from his prepared text, the...

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