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Pope Issues New ‘Fundamental Law’ for Vatican City State

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis updated the “Fundamental Law of Vatican City State,” opening the possibility that laypeople can be members of its governing commission and emphasizing that the […]

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News Briefs: May 14, 2023

Dallas Bishop Reacts to Mass Shooting at Mall with ‘Heavy Heart,’ Urges ‘Prayers for Peace’ in Communities DALLAS (OSV News) — Dallas Bishop Edward J. Burns addressed the faithful of […]

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News Briefs: May 7, 2023

Most Victims of Mass Cult Starvation in Kenya Are Children NAIROBI, Kenya (OSV News) — As the death toll in what is becoming known as the “Shakahola starvation massacre” in […]

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Pope decides women will be voting members of Synod of Bishops

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At least three dozen women will be voting members of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October, Pope Francis has decided. In a decision […]

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Progress Made Protecting Minors, but Adults Remain Vulnerable to Clergy Abuse, Say Experts

(OSV News) — The Catholic Church in the U.S. has made progress in the past two decades in confronting sexual abuse against minors within the Church, but has only begun […]

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News Briefs: April 30, 2023

Supreme Court Blocks Lower Court’s Restrictions on Abortion Pill, Leaving Drug on The Market During Litigation WASHINGTON, D.C. (OSV News) — The U.S. Supreme Court said on April 21 it […]

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Cardinal: Papal Commission Begins Building Safeguarding Culture in Curia

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The heads of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and a section of the Dicastery for Evangelization have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed […]

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News Briefs: April 23, 2023

Orthodox Christians Celebrated Easter in the Holy Land with Another Year of Holy Fire Restrictions JERUSALEM (OSV News) — Thousands of local and international Christian pilgrims thronged to Jerusalem’s Old […]

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Pope Francis Confirms Trip to Mongolia in Fall

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis confirmed he will travel to Mongolia in September, becoming the first pope to visit the Asian nation, which is home to a cardinal and […]

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U.S. Bishops Call on Catholics to Support Measure in Congress About Transgender Athletes in Female Sports

WASHINGTON, D.C. (OSV News) — The U.S. bishops are calling on Catholics to contact their representatives and senators in Congress and urge them to vote for a bill that would […]

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News Briefs: April 16, 2023

House Committee Subpoenas FBI for Documents Regarding Withdrawn Memo on ‘Radical Traditionalist’ Catholics WASHINGTON, D.C. (OSV News) — Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued new […]

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Pope Prays that Easter Joy Would Break Through Gloom of Sin, War, Strife

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On a bright spring morning, Pope Francis prayed that Christians would experience the joy of Easter and allow Christ’s resurrection to be “the light that illumines […]