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Istanbul residents recall former neighbor Angelo Roncalli, future saint

ISTANBUL — A large, beige-colored building sits on a corner of a semi-quiet street in Istanbul’s Sisli district. The stone structure once housed Archbishop Angelo...

Court orders Phila. priest released from prison

PHILADELPHIA — A panel of judges for a Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed the decision on a priest's conviction in handling a clerical abuse case...

Judge strikes down HHS contraceptive mandate as applied to religious nonprofit...

NEW YORK — A spokesman for the New York archdiocese said it “welcomes and applauds” a Dec. 13 ruling by a federal judge granting...

Minnesota archbishop denies allegation, steps aside during investigation

St. PAUL, Minn. — Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis is voluntarily stepping aside from all public ministry, effective immediately, while...

Denver archbishop says shooting shows ‘battle between good, evil continues’

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Arapahoe High School students tearfully reunited with parents the afternoon of Dec. 13 after a lone gunman with an apparent grudge...

Catholic health group calls N.Y. Times editorial wrong and ‘irresponsible’

WASHINGTON— The Catholic Health Association said a Dec. 8 New York Times editorial “was misleading and in error” when it claimed that mergers between...

Pope names bishops for Jackson, Miss., and San Angelo, Texas —...

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has named a Pennsylvania pastor from the Diocese of Scranton to be bishop of Jackson, Miss., and the vicar general...

Pope prays for Mandela’s example to inspire future generations

Pope Francis joined church and government leaders from around the world in crediting Nelson Mandela for a steadfast commitment to promoting human rights and...

South African cardinal says iconic Mandela had touch of humanity

Catholic News Service CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who led the struggle to replace South Africa's apartheid regime with a multiracial democracy, died...

Ukrainian church leaders condemn police violence against protesters

KIEV, Ukraine — The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and other Catholic leaders condemned police violence against “peaceful demonstrations” after President Viktor Yanukovich’s...

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