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English cardinal: Priests would die rather than break seal of confession

MANCHESTER  -- Catholic priests would die rather than break the seal of confession to report child abusers to the police, said an English cardinal. Cardinal...

Cured Chicago mother: Newman events ‘experience of a thousand lifetimes’

LONDON — The Chicago mother healed from a potentially lethal haemorrhage at the intercession of St. John Henry Newman has described his canonization as...

Northern Ireland faith leaders say the people weren’t consulted on abortion...

MANCHESTER, England -- Church leaders in Northern Ireland encouraged their political parties to quickly re-establish their self-governing institutions to stop the British government from...

British Bishop: Italian doctors should get chance to help 5-year-old London...

MANCHESTER, England -- Italian medics should be given a chance to help a London girl who British doctors believe should die, a bishop said. Tafida...

Britain votes to legalize abortion, same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

MANCHESTER, England — Abortion and same-sex marriage will be made legal in Northern Ireland unless self-government in the province is restored within three months. The...

English bishop: Britain in ‘amazing political mess’ over Brexit

MANCHESTER, England — Britain is in an “amazing political mess” over Brexit, an English bishop said. Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth voiced his opinion on...

English bishop says miracle of U.S. woman could make Newman a...

MANCHESTER, England — Catholic bishops have expressed hope that Pope Francis will canonize Blessed John Henry Newman in 2019 after Vatican medics said the...

Iraqi archbishop fears more persecution, says IS went underground

CHESTER, England — Christianity in Iraq is just one wave of persecution away from extinction, said the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Basra. In an interview...

World’s bishops call for action on abuse; English bishop wants synod

MANCHESTER, England — A global synod on priests could help the church to end the “terrible” scandals of clerical child abuse, an English bishop...

UK judge dismisses challenge to ‘buffer zone’ around abortion clinic

MANCHESTER, England — A judge dismissed a legal challenge to quash the first "buffer zone" around a United Kingdom abortion clinic. High Court Judge Mark...

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