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Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service

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In Spain, Association of Christian Lawyers seeks to prevent removal of...

A group of Spanish lawyers has launched petitions and lawsuits to prevent the removal of crosses by local officials, after claims that Christian symbols...

Retired Polish Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz barred from public ministry after abuse...

WARSAW, Poland — A retired Polish cardinal has been banned from all public appearances, and ordered to compensate his alleged victims, after being investigated...

Polish bishops decry attacks on churches, disruptions in wake of court...

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s bishops’ conference decried attacks on churches by demonstrators protesting a near-total ban on abortions by the country’s Constitutional Court and...

Bielsko-Zywiec Diocese dismisses complaints about church near Auschwitz-Birkenau

WARSAW, Poland -- A Polish diocese that has the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on its territory has dismissed new Jewish demands for...

New research details Catholic inmates at Auschwitz

WARSAW, Poland — A Polish researcher has published the first study of religious practices among Christian prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau, as the 75th anniversary of...

As Dutch parishes close, some Catholics just quit going to church

OXFORD, England — A Dutch Catholic newspaper warned churches will continue to close in the Netherlands, where half of all Catholic parishes have already...

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...

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