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No proof of sexual misconduct against Quebec cardinal: Vatican-mandated investigation

No proof of sexual misconduct against Quebec cardinal: Vatican-mandated investigation

QUEBEC — A retired judge mandated by the Vatican to investigate sexual misconduct allegations against a Quebec cardinal says that despite the complainant refusing to collaborate with the probe, he could find no evidence tying the senior church leader

Catholic diocesan hermit approved by Kentucky bishop comes out as transgender

(RNS) — Diocesan hermits by nature don’t get much attention. A small subset of religious persons, hermits mostly spend their lives engaged in quiet prayer.
Retired judge finds no reliable evidence against Quebec cardinal; purported victim declines to talk

Retired judge finds no reliable evidence against Quebec cardinal; purported victim declines to talk

ROME (AP) — A retired Canadian judge said Tuesday he couldn’t find any reliable evidence of sexual misconduct by the archbishop of Quebec, after the purported victim refused to cooperate with his investigation and the cardinal strongly denied the cla
A Christian group allows Sunday morning access to a New Jersey beach it closed to honor God

A Christian group allows Sunday morning access to a New Jersey beach it closed to honor God

OCEAN GROVE, N.J.
Vatican makes fresh overture to China, reaffirms that Catholic Church is no threat to sovereignty

Vatican makes fresh overture to China, reaffirms that Catholic Church is no threat to sovereignty

ROME (AP) — The Vatican made another big overture to China on Tuesday, reaffirming the Catholic Church poses no threat to Beijing's sovereignty and admitting that Western missionaries had made “errors” in past centuries in their zeal to convert the C
What's next for Iran's government after death of its president in helicopter crash?

What's next for Iran's government after death of its president in helicopter crash?

JERUSALEM (AP) — The death of Iran's president is unlikely to lead to any immediate changes in Iran's ruling system or to its overarching policies, which are decided by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Pope trip to Luxembourg, Belgium confirmed for September, 2 weeks after challenging Asia visit

Pope trip to Luxembourg, Belgium confirmed for September, 2 weeks after challenging Asia visit

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has added a stop in Luxembourg to a trip to Belgium in September, a three-day visit that will come as he is recovering from a much longer and challenging trip to Asia. The Vatican on Monday announced the Sept.
Independent UN experts urge Yemen’s Houthis to free detained Baha'i followers

Independent UN experts urge Yemen’s Houthis to free detained Baha'i followers

CAIRO (AP) — Human rights experts working for the United Nations on Monday urged Yemen’s Houthi rebels to release five people from the country’s Baha'i religious minority who have been in detention for a year.
Why US Catholics are planning pilgrimages in communities across the nation

Why US Catholics are planning pilgrimages in communities across the nation

A long-planned series of Catholic pilgrimages has begun across the United States this weekend, with pilgrims embarking on four routes before converging on Indianapolis in two months for a major gathering focusing on Eucharistic rites and devotions.
Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate. Ex-president's backers say he shares faith, values

Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate. Ex-president's backers say he shares faith, values

As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians.