A priest urges Church leaders to work for reconciliation among Catholics of the 'two churches' in China, as this is more
important than the state of Holy See-Beijing relations.
The number of dioceses in Italy may be cut in the near future, 29 years after John Paul II trimmed 101 dioceses, leaving the current 222.
An 'Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law' is operating in Texas; its attorney assures that participation is 'voluntary.' Examining similar
bodies in the U.K., the BBC reports 85 sharia courts are 'a parallel legal system' there.
Declaring that their nation is 'sick at a spiritual and moral level,' the bishops of Ivory Coast denounced the ritual sacrifice of children
by men 'in search of wealth, power, and authority.'
45,000 attended the March for Life in Paris. The ten-year-old event's tone has changed from a celebration of life to a grave, determined condemnation of anti-life laws.
Pope Francis is surprised that his words on responsible parenthood were misunderstood. 'He absolutely did not want to disregard the beauty
and value of large families,” Archbishop Becciu clarified.
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