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Jailed Vietnamese Catholic activist, blogger ends hunger strike

HANOI, Vietnam -- A prominent Catholic blogger and activist ended a two-week hunger strike in a Vietnamese prison after she met with visiting U.S....

Mexican priest proposed as possible human rights chief

MEXICO CITY — The front-runner in Mexico’s presidential election said, if he wins July 1, he would appoint an activist priest as his human...

Human trafficking called 'one of darkest, most revolting realities'

Catholic News Service UNITED NATIONS -- Mely Lenario quietly described her harrowing journey from ambitious, naive rural girl trafficked to hopeless, drug-fueled urban prostitute, through...

Vatican: Failure to protect child migrants an insult to human dignity

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Too often, national and international policies leave migrant children at the mercy of traffickers and sexual predators and are...

Catholic leaders urge Israel to meet Palestinian hunger strikers’ demands

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Catholic leaders in the Holy Land urged Israel to concede to demands of Palestinian political prisoners on a hunger strike...

Saving lives must be first concern of immigration policy, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The defense of the life, dignity and human rights of migrants and refugees must come before any other question...

Why the Catholic Church opposes legalized assisted suicide

Catholic News Service Concern for human life and dignity from conception to natural death is a fundamental principle of Catholic teaching. But new challenges continue...

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