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Notre Dame Cathedral spire to be rebuilt as replica of pre-fire design

President Emmanuel Macron of France has announced that the Notre Dame Cathedral spire will be rebuilt as a replica of the one destroyed in the fire at the cathedral last year.

10 Jul 2020
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Hagia Sophia belongs 'to all of humanity', Eastern Orthodox patriarch says amid mosque plans

While Turkey’s president has made moves to close the museum at the former Christian basilica Hagia Sophia and revert it to a mosque, the Patriarch of Constantinople has said the massive site should remain as it is, a place of Christian-Muslim encounter that bel

10 Jul 2020
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Hong Kong, Religious Freedom and Catholic Responsibility

China’s current policy is a toxic blend of Mao’s ruthlessness and sophisticated 21st-century surveillance techniques — in effect, an updated religious Cultural Revolution.

10 Jul 2020
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What is the evidence for purgatory?

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10 Jul 2020
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Biden plans to end contraception exemption for Little Sisters

Former vice president Joe Biden pledged on Wednesday to reinstate Obama-era policies that would require the Little Sisters of the Poor to ensure access to birth control and abortifacients for employees in violation of their religious beliefs. 

10 Jul 2020
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Survey finds 30% of German Catholics are considering leaving Church

A survey released Thursday found that 30% of German Catholics are considering leaving the Church.

10 Jul 2020
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Vatican diplomat tells UN ‘gender identity’ category not necessary for refugee protection

A Holy See diplomat raised concern at the United Nations in Geneva this week over the use of the term “gender identity” within the UN’s refugee protection categories.

10 Jul 2020
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Little Sisters have big win in Supreme Court decision

The Little Sisters of the Poor had a victory at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, nine years into the religious order’s bouts of litigation over the Obama-era “contraception mandate” which obliged employers to provide for contraceptive coverage for employees thro

09 Jul 2020
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Church vs. State in San Francisco Shutdown Showdown

As coronavirus cases surge in California, S

09 Jul 2020
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Trump administration starts withdrawal from WHO

The United States will withdraw from the World Health Organization by July 6, 2021, the Trump administration has told the WHO, launching a yearlong process that will likely require approval from Congress and President Donald Trump’s re-election if i

09 Jul 2020
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‘It meant a great deal to her’: the Catholic faith of the woman voted ‘greatest Black Briton’

She was voted the “greatest Black Briton.” A statue of her stands opposite the Houses of Parliament. Her heroic life is taught to students in England as part of the National Curriculum.

09 Jul 2020
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‘Heart speaks to heart’: Benedict XVI sends message for his brother’s funeral Mass

Benedict XVI watched his brother’s funeral via livestream on Wednesday as his secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein read the pope emeritus’ message of remembrance at the Mass in Germany.

09 Jul 2020