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  1. Priests walk past Swiss guards during the vigil led by Pope Francis ahead of Pentecost Sunday at th

    Vatican says laws cannot force priests to break seal of confession

    The Vatican on Monday reaffirmed Catholic teaching that priests cannot reveal what they learn in confession, in an apparent response to moves in ...
  2. Families of the victims give a news conference after the announcement of the decision whether to ch

    British soldier to face murder charges over 1972 'Bloody Sunday', reigniting controversy

    A former British soldier will be prosecuted for two murders in the "Bloody Sunday" killings of 13 unarmed Catholic civil rights marchers in ...
  3. Sister Veronica Openibo speaks during the third day of the four-day meeting on the global sexual ab

    Catholic nun scolds bishops on abuse: 'This storm will not pass'

    A Catholic nun told bishops on Saturday to acknowledge the church's hypocrisy in its handling of the sexual abuse crisis, and a cardinal admitted ...
  4. Pope Francis holds a mass at Church Cathedral Basilica Santa Maria La Antigua during World Youth Da

    Pope says weary Church 'wounded by her own sin,' in reference to abuse

    Pope Francis said on Saturday the Roman Catholic Church was weary and "wounded by her own sin," in an apparent reference to the global sexual ...
  5. Devotees carry the statue of the Black Nazarene as the annual procession begins on its feast day in

    Filipinos display Catholic devotion in Black Nazarene procession

    Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos joined an annual procession in the Philippine capital to kiss or touch a centuries-old black wooden statue of ...
  6. A poster of Chinese President Xi Jinping hangs next to a crucifix on the wall of a Tibetan Catholic

    Crisis of faith: Tibetan Catholics face modernity in China village

    Ruanna, a 77-year-old Tibetan woman living in a remote Chinese village overlooking the Mekong river, says her Catholic faith has never been in doubt.
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    Five dead, four wounded in shooting at Catholic cathedral in Brazil

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    Australian court quashes Catholic cleric's abuse cover-up conviction

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    Over 40 killed in attack on refugee base in Central African Republic

  10. A nun enters to take part at the synod afternoon session led by Pope Francis at the Vatican

    Vatican meeting ends with call for greater role for women in Church

    A major meeting of Catholic bishops ended on Saturday with a call for women to play a greater role in Church decision making as a "duty of ...