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Vatican announces reform of U.S. nuns’ group — updated

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Citing “serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life,” the Vatican announced a major reform of an association...

Pope turns 85, marks seven years since election

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI’s 85th birthday, April 16, and the seventh anniversary of his election, April 19, are obviously occasions...

‘Damas de Blanco’: Cuban women arrested before papal Mass released

Catholic News Service HAVANA — Cuban police arrested and held members of a Catholic human rights group for several hours March 28, preventing them from...

Pope asks Cuban leader for more church freedom

Catholic News Service HAVANA — Pope Benedict XVI spent more than 40 minutes meeting privately with Cuban President Raul Castro and asked the Cuban leader...

Women arrested before papal Mass in Havana

Catholic News Service HAVANA — A few hours before they planned to attend an outdoor Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI, members of a Catholic...

Pope recognizes Cubans’ struggles, calls freedom a necessity

Catholic News Service SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba — Celebrating an outdoor Mass on his first day in Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged the struggles of...

Pope thanks Latin American bishops

Catholic News Service LEON, Mexico — Pope Benedict XVI thanked Latin America's bishops for their hard work in a troubled region and urged them to...

Trust in God to help change society, pope says in Mexico’s...

Catholic News Service SILAO, Mexico — Celebrating Mass in the Catholic heartland of Mexico, Pope Benedict XVI told a nation and a continent suffering from...

Pope in Mexico as ‘pilgrim of faith, of hope, and of...

Catholic News Service SILAO, Mexico — Arriving in Mexico on his second papal visit to Latin America March 23, Pope Benedict XVI said he came...

Onboard papal flight: Pope calls for patience in bringing freedom to...

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO MEXICO — En route to Latin America for his second papal visit to the region, Pope Benedict...

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