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14 people injured in suspected suicide bombing outside Catholic church in Indonesia

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Jakarta, Indonesia Fourteen people were hospitalized with injuries following a suspected suicide bombing outside a church in Makassar City, Indonesia, on Sunday, police said. The two suspected bombers both died, acc...

New Zealand’s Catholic Church apologizes to survivors of abuse

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Wellington, New ZealandNew Zealand's Catholic Church formally apologized on Friday to the survivors of abuse within the church and said its systems and culture must change. Cardinal John Dew, who is the Roman Catholi...

German Catholic clergy rebel against Vatican over same-sex unions

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German Catholic theologians and clergy have mobilized against a recent ruling from the Vatican that said the Catholic Church would not bless same-sex unions. The ruling "is characterized by a paternalistic gesture o...

White headmaster at New York Catholic school placed on leave after telling a Black student to kneel and apologize ‘the African way’

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The White headmaster of a Catholic school on Long Island has been placed on leave following reports that he had a Black student kneel in apology last month, calling it "the African way" to apologize. The headmaster ...

French Catholic clergy may have abused at least 10,000 people since 1950, say investigators

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Paris French Catholic clergy could have abused at least 10,000 minors and other vulnerable people since 1950, according to an independent investigation set up by the Church in France. The Independent Commission on Se...

Biden’s Catholic faith will be on full display as the first churchgoing president in decades

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Joe Biden rarely misses Sunday Mass. So it was notable when the President-elect didn't attend church on November 29, the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the season when Roman Catholics like Biden prepare...

This archbishop is about to become the first African American cardinal in Catholic history

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Rome For the past week, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, DC, has been holed up in a Vatican guesthouse, receiving meals at his door. On Saturday afternoon, if all goes as planned, Gregory will step out of hi...

Catholic diocese and Orthodox Jewish synagogues ask Supreme Court to block New York’s Covid limits

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While incidences of Covid spike across the country, the Supreme Court is once again considering arguments from houses of worship that say pandemic-related restrictions are violating their religious freedom rights. ...

Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn takes on Andrew Cuomo at the Supreme Court

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is asking the US Supreme Court to block New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order that limits the number of people who can attend worship services because of the coronavirus...

Trump and Biden vie for Catholic voters amid Supreme Court battle

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Washington The fight to win over swing Catholic voters in the presidential election has intensified as Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill battle over confirming President Donald Trump's conservative nominee to...