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Survivor hopes papal meeting will bring end to ‘culture of abuse’

"I hope I can convey the pain of thousands of people who are still suffering, and that this is the beginning of the end of this culture of abuse and this culture of cover-up among bishops," Juan Carlos Cruz said.

Nicaraguan bishops accept mediation role

Protests in Nicaragua have claimed 25 lives and left more than 400 injured -- the product of a heavy-handed crackdown, human rights observers allege.

Pope to host ecumenical prayer for peace in the Middle East

Pope Francis will travel to Bari, the southern Italian Adriatic port city, July 7 to host a day of reflection and ecumenical prayer for peace in the Middle East.

Pope, Council of Cardinals discuss new document on Roman Curia

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals have reviewed a complete draft of the apostolic constitution that would govern the Roman Curia, the Vatican spokesman said.

Philippines revokes missionary visa of Australian nun

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the visa granted to Sister Fox gives her the "privilege to engage in missionary work and not in political activities."

Imprisoned clergy of Dachau remembered for fearless faith

When a virulent typhus epidemic swept through a World War II concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, in early 1945, many imprisoned Polish priests volunteered to minister to the dying men.

The church, like a bike, balances best when in motion, pope says

The first disciples "were not a closed group of the elect, but a missionary church," boldly undertaking new initiatives prompted by the Holy Spirit, the pope said.

Pope: In baptism, Holy Spirit, not magic, protects people from evil

The sacrament of baptism isn't a good luck charm but a gift from God that enables Christians to overcome evil, Pope Francis said.

Pope leads prayers for inter-Korean summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, are scheduled to meet in Panmunjom, a village in the demilitarized zone that has separated the North and South since the Korean War ended in 1953.

Doctors criticize court refusal to allow Alfie Evans to go to Italy

The Catholic chairman of the Medical Ethics Alliance, has written an open letter saying that the treatment of Alfie and his parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, brought the medical profession in the U.K. into disrepute.