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Vatican confirms Medjugorje approval by joining youth festival

WARSAW, Poland — Senior Vatican representatives joined the first officially approved church festival at Medjugorje, three months after Catholic pilgrimages to the site in...

Martyred Romanian bishops symbolize church’s ‘resurrection from darkness’

WARSAW, Poland — A Romanian cardinal incarcerated for 18 years after refusing to abandon his church and a bishop thrown in an unmarked grave...

Polish cardinal, St. John Paul’s aide, defends pontiff’s record on abuse

WARSAW, Poland — A close aide to St. John Paul II has vigorously defended the late pope’s handling of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy...

European Catholic justice and peace groups urge action to protect rights

OXFORD, England — Catholic justice and peace commissions have called for greater attention to social justice across the European Union, urging political leaders to...

Polish Catholic church releases first report on clerical sex abuse

WARSAW, Poland — A top Polish Catholic leader, named the first bishops' conference delegate for child protection, welcomed a church report on sexual abuse...

Polish church unveils integration policy for migrant Catholics

WARSAW, Poland  — Poland's Catholic bishops said they no longer have enough clergy to minister to Poles living abroad and urged emigrant Catholics to...

Russian Catholic leaders pledge to work with Putin after election win

Catholic News Service WARSAW, Poland -- Russia's minority Catholic Church has pledged to help build a civil society after the nation's March 18 election and...

Jewish leader: Polish church should speak out as anti-Semitism rises

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's leading Jewish philosopher urged the Catholic Church to condemn a wave of anti-Jewish feeling, sparked by a new law on...

Mali’s Catholic church works to free abducted Franciscan nun

Catholic News Service OXFORD, England -- Mali's Catholic Church said it hopes to obtain the release of a kidnapped Franciscan nun after her Islamist captors...

Belgian euthanasia law scrutinized for failure to report abuses

OXFORD, England (CNS) -- Catholics in Belgium are concerned the country's euthanasia law is being abused to kill patients without legal checks and safeguards. Auxiliary...

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