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31, July, 2019

At 5pm on Friday, August 2, the first visitors will be welcomed into the Alpine home where Albino Luciani grew up.The village where he was born, in the magnificent Dolomite Mountains, 976 meters above sea level, is called Canale d’Agordo. It was once an economic hub for the entire Bioi

31, July, 2019

The Vatican reported Sunday that bones discovered in previously hidden ossuaries pre-date the 20th century – and therefore cannot be the remains of a Vatican teen who went missing in the 1980s.Hundreds of partially intact bones and thousands of bone fragments were studied by a forensic ant

31, July, 2019

In Nigeria, a ban on a Shiite Muslim group came after a court ruled the government could classify it as a "terrorist organization." Cardinal Onaiyekan of Abuja decries the move saying it sets a dangerous precedent for all religious minorities.This week marks 10 years since the start of t

31, July, 2019

The Bishop of Galway, Brendan Kelly, has strongly condemned an act of vandalism perpetrated against a mosque on the outskirts of the city of Galway.It was the second attack on the Masjid Maryam mosque in two years: in June 2017, a stone was thrown through a window while the faithful were gat

31, July, 2019

Pope Francis contributes the preface to a new book on human trafficking, entitled "Women crucified. The shame of human trafficking as told from the street".The original title of the book in Italian is “Donne crocifisse. La vergogna della tratta raccontata dalla strada”, by Fr Aldo Buonai

27, July, 2019

Eight years ago, South Sudan became the world’s newest country. Hopes ran high for the young nation after declaring its independence from Khartoum, which had ruled it for decades.  Those hopes were short-lived. Since 2013, a devastating civil war has claimed nearly 400,000 lives, driv

27, March, 2019

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The all-female staff of the Vatican newspaper's monthly magazine on women's issues have resigned abruptly en masse, saying the new editor was trying limit their autonomy and put them "under direct male control"."Women Church World" has run a series of controversial s

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