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Australian bishop to be sentenced next month for cover-up

A prosecutor told an Australian court on Tuesday that the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse must be jailed to send a message that such institutional cover-ups will no longer be tolerated.

Nearly 500 British priests sign statement in support of ‘Humanae Vitae’

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom — Nearly 500 British priests have signed a statement in support of the papal encyclical that forbade married couples from using contraception. They said the prophetic warnings contained within Humane Vitae (Of Human Life), published by Blessed Pope Paul VI July 25 1968, have proved to be

Bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children

From Denver to New York City, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the U.S. from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America.

Christian future in the Middle East has faces and names

In the Middle East, the future of Christianity has faces and names in the youth whose decisions will drive it.

Pope Francis shines a spotlight on the World Council of Churches

For some Americans, Pope Francis's visit to the World Council of Churches in Geneva will serve as a reminder of its work at home and abroad.

In Western Europe, Christians who don't go to church outnumber those who do

Rome, Italy, Jun 18, 2018 / 04:15 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Most Western Europeans identify as Christian, but say they do not, or seldom, attend church services – outnumbering those Christians who do attend church, a survey from the Pew Research Center has reported.

Australian priests 'willing to go to jail' rather than break confessional seal

Canberra, Australia, Jun 18, 2018 / 01:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As Australian states and territories pass and consider laws requiring priests to break the seal of confession to report cases of child sex abuse, Catholic priests are saying they would go to jail rather than violate the seal.

Uganda bishops reject government sex-ed program

Kampala, Uganda, Jun 17, 2018 / 06:00 am (EWTN News).- A new sex-education program created by the government of Uganda will be rejected by Christian schools unless considerable revisions are made, the Catholic bishops of the country have said.

Argentina bishops: Abortion vote shows we have work to do

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 17, 2018 / 05:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of Argentina said that this week's vote in the House of Representatives to legalize abortion shows the shortcomings of both the Church and society in accompanying women and educating people.

Christian law school loses religious freedom claim at Canadian Supreme Court

Ottawa, Canada, Jun 16, 2018 / 04:43 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that law societies in the country could deny licensing to a proposed Christian law school because the school adheres to Biblical teaching on sexuality.