Pope Francis may be prepared to regularize the SSPX, and the breakaway traditionalist group appears ready to accept a papal offer.
Loyola Marymount Univ.'s 'Bias Incident Response Team' and the L.A. police are investigating a stated belief in only two genders, male and female, as a 'hate crime.'
Cardinal Turkson, head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, has called for a 'broad and deeply felt' debate on just war theory and says an encyclical on the issue is possible.
President Xi Jinping says China must be on guard against nefarious religious influences from abroad and religious groups must submit to the Party.
A Norwegian bishop says his clergy will no longer officiate at civil weddings: 'Itís clear we must distinguish our own Church marriages from others.'
A thorough audit of all Vatican offices has been suspended -- a major blow to plans for financial reform.
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