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Pope Francis decries ‘barbaric attack’ on concertgoers in Manchester – updated

Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England — Pope Francis decried the "barbaric attack" on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what...

‘Conflict minerals’ — Demand for cellphone metals fuels war in Congo,...

Catholic News Service Global demand for metallic ores used in cellphones is thwarting efforts to end war and violence in Congo, said an African priest. Any...

South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine

Catholic News Service South Sudan’s Catholic bishops asked for the world's help to prevent mass starvation that threatens the lives of more than 5 million...

Benedictine abbey in England displays St. Thomas More’s hair shirt

Catholic News Service BUCKFAST, England — The hair shirt worn by St. Thomas More as he contemplated a martyr’s death in the Tower of London...

Dutch cardinal says papal encyclical on gender theory might be needed

  Catholic News Service   OXFORD, England (CNS) -- The spread of gender theory is misleading so many Catholics that a high-level document may be required to...

English cardinal apologizes for past practice of coercing unmarried mothers to...

Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England — An English cardinal has apologized for the “hurt caused” to young unmarried mothers pressured by church agencies in the...

English bishops condemn rise in attacks on foreigners after Brexit vote

Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England — Catholic bishops condemned a sharp rise in xenophobic and racist attacks following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Cardinal...

English Cardinal welcomes Britain’s U-turn on resettling child refugees

Catholic News Service Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has welcomed a U-turn by the British government over the resettlement of child refugees. He said he was...

A bus named Mercy: Lapsed Catholics queue up for a return...

Catholic News Service BURNLEY, England — A diocese in England is using a double-decker bus as a venue for priests to hear the confessions of...

Philadelphia priest says church’s ministry to gays is expanding

Catholic News Service WARRINGTON, England — The Catholic Church’s pastoral ministry to gays is rapidly developing and expanding as Western societies become more secular, said...

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