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Day 1 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic Wrap Up: Summary and Analysis

Last edited 7th February 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began Case Study 50, colloquially known as the Catholic ‘wrap up,’ today. This hearing is focussing on factors within the Church which contributed to the abuse crisis, and the response to it.

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Town Square in France Named After Priest Murdered by ISIS

Last edited 26th January 2017

Fr. Jacques Hamel – the French priest who was brutally killed by ISIS terrorists last year – has been honored by the Ermont district north of Paris with a town square named after him.

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Friar: A Sense of Hope is Growing in Aleppo

Last edited 26th January 2017

A Franciscan friar who visited the Syrian city of Aleppo last week has said that the devastation there is beyond what people can imagine.

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First Interview with the Prelate of Opus Dei: "I Am Very Grateful to the Pope"

Last edited 24th January 2017

Fernando Ocáriz is the third successor of St. Josemaria. A few hours ago the pope appointed him the prelate of Opus Dei, and these are his first statements.

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Artist Performs Pushups on Altar, Posts Video, Gets Fined.

Last edited 19th January 2017

A German artist was fined after doing 27 pushups on a Catholic altar and posting a video of the stunt online.

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What is Opus Dei? Process of Electing Third Successor of St. Josemaria Begins

Last edited 19th January 2017

Ines is a Spanish lawyer who lives in Rome. She has been in Opus Dei since she was 17, a decision she made due to her desire to help the people around her.

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Architect of Steubenville's Catholic Revival Dies at 85

Last edited 8th January 2017

Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, the former president and chancellor of Franciscan University of Steubenville, passed away on the morning of Jan. 7, after an extended illness, at age 85.

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Pope Kicks off New Year Renewing 'Zero Tolerance' Policy on Abuse

Last edited 2nd January 2017

In a letter sent to bishops around the world for the feast of the Holy Innocents, Pope Francis lamented the many children who suffer from war, slavery and various forms of abuse, including within the Church.

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Anti-Christian Persecution is Being Overlooked, Says Prince Charles

Last edited 22nd December 2016

The Prince said religious freedom could be a matter of life and death

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Muslims and Christians in Burma Still Face Persecution, US Officials Warn

Last edited 15th December 2016

Rohingya Muslims in Burma, as well as Christians, face continued persecution, destruction of homes and places of worship, and threats to their lives, human rights organizations are warning.

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