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Pope Francis deplores firebomb attack on Catholic cathedral in Nicaragua

Pope Francis deplored a firebomb attack on a cathedral in Nicaragua Sunday.

03 Aug 2020
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Warsaw cardinal laments ‘desecration’ of Christ statue with rainbow flag

A Polish cardinal has urged protesters to respect religious sensibilities after they attached a rainbow flag to a historic statue of Christ in the capital, Warsaw.

03 Aug 2020
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Scottish government may face legal challenge over redefinition of ‘woman’

A feminist group said Friday that it may launch a legal challenge over new rules to increase female representation on public boards in Scotland, arguing that they redefine the term “woman” to include men. 

02 Aug 2020
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How Natural Family Planning is spreading in West Africa

In countries throughout Western Africa, the most common religions are Islam and Catholicism. Both of these religions reject the use of artificial means of birth control, such as condoms or birth control pills.

02 Aug 2020
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China offers rewards for reporting underground churches

The Chinese Communist Party is offering monetary rewards to those who report the presence of home churches in their communities, the magazine Bitter Winter reported on Thursday.

01 Aug 2020
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COVID-19 Has Changed the Way Europeans Go to Mass — For the Worse

What could have been a golden opportunity to preach the Gospel in the midst of suffering has instead brought aggressive church restrictions and flippant liturgical practices.

01 Aug 2020
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14 Errors Revolving Around Galileo, and How to Clear Them Up

The Catholic Church has always been open to science.

By Angelo Stagnaro

01 Aug 2020
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English Catholic bishops: Church backs vaccination to protect the most vulnerable

The Catholic Church supports vaccination because it helps to protect society’s most vulnerable people, bishops in England said Thursday.

01 Aug 2020
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Syrian government to build replica of Hagia Sophia

The government of Syria plans to build a replica of Hagia Sophia, with support from Russia, as a protest against Turkey’s decision to turn the famous former Byzantine cathedral back into a mosque.

01 Aug 2020
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The Vatican and China: Lessons From John Paul II and Cuba

Why a past historical episode came to mind when learning of reports of espionage shenanigans against Pope Francis’ Vatican by the communist Chinese.

01 Aug 2020
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Return or Go Extinct: 5 Things That Must Change Now for Iraq’s Christians

NEWS ANALYSIS: A new report from Aid to the Church in Need makes clear Christians need to see fundamental changes now to start thriving and to stem their continuing departure from their homeland.

01 Aug 2020