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Nicaraguan forces storm barrio, destroy churches; ‘it is a genocide,’ says priest

Nicaraguan police and pro-regime paramilitary forces stormed the indigenous community of Monimbó, a center of opposition to the President Daniel Ortega’s repressive...

Pope revises Catechism’s teaching on death penalty

The death penalty is “inadmissible” in the light of the Gospel, and the Church “works with determination for its abolition worldwide,” according to a revised formulation of...

Many former Khmer Rouge soldiers have converted to Christianity, missionary prelate says

The brutal Marxist Khmer Rouge regime, led by Pol Pot, ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. “In Christianity, there is forgiveness and there is hope ... Buddhism stresses karma, whereas Christianity offers salvation,” said Father Enrique Figaredo, SJ, who leads the apostolic prefecture of Battambang, one of the nation’s three ecclesial jurisdictions.

Pope planning major announcements for Thursday consistory?

Pope Francis has called an ordinary consistory—a meeting of the cardinals present in Rome—for Thursday, July 19. The announcement has prompted speculation that the Pope may announce key...

Two US bishops demand more action after McCarrick scandal

Two American bishops have issued strong statements prodding their colleagues to more effective action regarding the sex-abuse scandal. Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, said that the...

Vatican cardinal: allow Communion for Protestant spouse ‘every time’

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio has said that the German bishops’ policy, allowing for Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion on a regular basis, is consistent with the laws of the...

McCarrick resigns from College of Cardinals; to live in seclusion, penance

Catechism’s revision is instance of ‘true dogmatic progress,’ Vatican prelate says

The president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization said that the revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty is an...

Vatican newspaper: ‘pitiless’ media coverage of abuse scandals is one-sided but helpful

L’Osservatore Romano has published a front-page column on media coverage of clerical abuse scandals. Italian historian Lucetta Scaraffia, a frequent contributor to the Vatican newspaper,...

Cardinal Farrell repeats: ‘Never once did I even suspect’

Cardinal Kevin Farrell has renewed and emphatically underlined his insistence that he knew nothing about the misconduct of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, despite having served under the...