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Pope Makes Secret Trip To Mountain Shrine

Edward Pentin’s Vatican Notebook P ope Benedict XVI made an unannounced day trip to the mountains of Abruzzo in central Italy last Friday to pray on the Feast of the......

Bishops Condemn Political Posturing On Immigration

AUSTRALIA ’ S Catholic bishops have accused the country’s two major political parties of bowing to minority pressure by promising to reduce immigration if elected to lead the......

Church Agrees To Drug-use Debate

TWO MEXICAN cardinals have endorsed a proposal by President Felipe Calderón to open a debate on the merits of drug legalisation in a country beset with violence attributed to......

Thieves Target St Pio's Relics

THIEVES have attempted, but failed, to steal relics of St Pio of Pietrelcina from the Capuchin cemetery in San Giovanni Rotondo, the town where the friar lived and ministered.......

Tribute To Mother Teresa

THE PEACE Bridge, which crosses the Niagara River between western New York and Ontario, will be lit in blue and white – the colours of the habit of the Missionaries of Charity –......

Trickle Of Aid Reaches Flood-hit Pakistan

BY ANTO AKKARA CHURCH AID workers in Pakistan are gradually reaching hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the rain and floods that have also claimed more than 1,200......

Cardinal's Fears For Iraqi Refugees

THE ANCIENT Christian communities that once thrived in Iraq “now face potential extinction”, US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has said, urging the United States to develop a......

Cardinal Pell: Green Agenda Is ‘anti-christian’

BY ED WEST THE LEADER of the Church in Australia has made a withering attack on the country’s Green Party. Cardinal Pell wrote that the Australian Greens, the third largest......

Mexican Church Leaders Lament Gay Marriage Law

BY DAVID AGREN IN MEXICO CITY CARDINAL NORBERTO Rivera Carrera of Mexico City has denounced a Mexican Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of a same-sex......

Vatican Newspaper Praises Girl Servers

BY CAROL GLATZ IN ROME PERMITTING girls to serve at the altar marked the end of a form of inequality in the Church and allowed girls to experience the formative power of......