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L.A. auxiliary bishop resigns after saying he’s father of two

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala has resigned after disclosing to superiors that he is the father of two...

Vatican Letter: Pope’s 2012 to include synod, trips, canonizations

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A trip to Latin America, a Synod of Bishops on new evangelization, the start of the Year of Faith,...

Vatican official urges ‘real reforms’ in Syria

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- A Vatican official deplored the growing violence in Syria, and called on political leaders there to enact "real reforms." Archbishop...

Step out of the pope- mobile, please

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican said Pope Benedict XVI greeted with a smile the news that a German citizen had filed a...

Pope urges world pact on climate change

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI urged international leaders to reach a credible agreement on climate change, keeping in mind the needs...

Pope defends efforts to deal with sex abuse with transparency

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In a speech to U.S. bishops, Pope Benedict XVI defended the church's “honest efforts” to confront the priestly sex...

U.S. priest in Rome is new nuncio to Ireland

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has named U.S. Msgr. Charles J. Brown, a longtime official of the Congregation for the Doctrine...

Vatican Letter: Pope’s critique of global economic system resurfaces in Africa

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A few minutes after landing in Africa, Pope Benedict XVI delivered a stern warning against the "unconditional surrender to...

Pope to outline church’s pastoral direction in Africa

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI is making his second trip as pope to Africa in mid-November, spending three days in Benin...

Traditionalist says group rejects Vatican doctrinal conditions

Catholic News Service ROME -- The consensus among leaders of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X is that a "doctrinal preamble" presented by the...

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