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Where there are lies, there can be no love, pope says

Lying or being inauthentic is seriously wrong because it hinders or harms human relationships, Pope Francis said.

On 1938 pogrom anniversary, German cardinal condemns anti-Jewish violence

Cardinal Reinhard Marx protested against the increase in violence against Jews in Germany in recent years, noting "police cars stand guard at synagogues and schools." A study identified one cause as Islamic extremism imported by Muslim refugees.

Decentralization, simplification heart of curial reform, official says

Pope Francis' call for a missionary church that is focused on preaching the Gospel will be the guiding principle of the apostolic constitution that will govern the Roman Curia, the secretary of the pope's international Council of Cardinals said.

Spanish bishop urges solution among nations to resolve migrant crisis

The deaths of up to 35 migrants in the Strait of Gibraltar in a single day prompted a Spanish bishop to call for greater solidarity to address "the desperate situation that is lived by thousands of people in the north of Africa."

Temporary mobile health clinic for the poor opens in St. Peter’s Square

As workers were getting St. Peter's Square ready for this year's Nativity scene, nearby a large mobile health care facility was set up and running to serve the city's homeless and poor.

Pope Francis to visit Morocco in March

Accepting an invitation by Moroccan King Mohammed VI, the pope will visit the cities of Rabat and Casablanca March 30-31, the Vatican said in a statement Nov. 13. A detailed schedule for the trip will be released later.

Pope names Archbishop Scicluna adjunct secretary of CDF

Pope Francis named Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, arguably the Catholic Church's most respected abuse investigator, to be adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Melkite Catholic bishops criticize deteriorating Palestinian situation

Melkite Catholic bishops from around the world, meeting for their synod, criticized the deteriorating situation in the Palestinian territories and rejected of Israel's Nation State Law.

Haitians remember past abuses in effort to avoid repeating them

As human rights organizations commemorated the 1964 execution of two young dissidents during the regime of Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, a priest spoke out for the first time about the incident.

Caribbean counselors troubled by increase in suicide among young people

With a system of overworked school counselors, disbelieving families or otherwise "good behavior," it is possible to miss a call for help.