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Irish abortion referendum: Ireland overturns strict abortion laws, lifts decades of ‘stigma, shame’

Dublin: Ireland voted by a landslide to ditch its strict abortion laws in a landmark referendum that Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said had finally lifted decades of stigma and shame. More than 66 pe...

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Ireland set to liberalise abortion laws after referendum vote, PM Leo Varadkar calls it ‘culminat...

Dublin: Ireland was set to liberalise some of Europe's strictest abortion laws in a landslide referendum vote in this mainly Catholic country in what Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called Saturday the...

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Growing anxiety among minorities: Cardinal Oswal Gracias

AMID THE controversy over the Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto’s letter on the “turbulent political atmosphere”, Cardinal Oswal Gracias, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), sa...

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Pope Francis to China Catholics: Make gestures showing communion

Millions remain loyal to the pope and worship in secret, underground churches, whose priests and parishioners are frequently detained and harassed. (Source: Reuters) Pope Francis is urging Chinese ...

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14 priests linked to Chile sex abuse stripped of duties

Fourteen priests involved in a sex abuse scandal in Chile -- which has rocked Pope Francis's papacy -- were stripped of their priestly duties on Wednesday. "Fourteen priests no longer are allowed t...

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Pope to see second group of Chile priestly abuse victims

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will play host to a second group of victims of priestly sexual abuse in Chile, the Vatican said on Tuesday, days after the country's bishops all offered to res...

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Francis (, , ) born as Jorge Mario Bergoglio; born 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current pope of the Catholic Church, a position also holding the roles of Sovereign of Vatican City and the Bishop of Rome.