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Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has urgently written to Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Alex Chalk of the United Kingdom calling for the two countries to officially collaborate on facilitating 8-month-old Indi Gregory's transfer to Rome under the Hague Convention.

Younger U.S. priests increasingly identify as theologically conservative, politically moderate, 'first responders' to abuse

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A closer look at the largest survey of U.S. Catholic priests in 50 years has revealed "a major shift in how priests view themselves and their priesthood," said researchers.

Ukraine’s Secret Service probes Russian Patriarch

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Ukraine’s Secret Service, SBU, has gathered evidence against Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, who, it said, “blessed the racists to kill Ukrainians.”

‘Jobless and hopeless’: Latest fighting devastates Bethlehem’s tourist industry

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“I’ve never experienced anything like this before, never! It’s a war, not ‘like a war,’ it is a war,” said Rony Tabash, a member of a Christian family that has been in Bethlehem for generations, describing how the current conflict is directly impacting the Christian community in the West Bank.

Jordan's Christians cancel Christmas celebrations in solidarity with suffering Gaza

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Churches in Jordan are canceling Christmas celebrations in solidarity with Gaza as violence in the Palestinian enclave mounts.

Caritas establishes 'humanitarian bridge' for hurricane-stricken Acapulco

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The morning after Hurricane Otis stormed through Acapulco as a Category 5 monster, Father Leonardo Morales surveyed the damage and saw total destruction.

Fate of captured Ukrainian Catholic priests unknown

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The fate of two Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests remains unknown almost a year after their capture by the Russian National Guard amid Russia‘s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, according to Forum 18, an Oslo, Norway-based news service that covers religious and intellectual freedom violations in several countries.

Pope Francis calls for cease-fire in Holy Land; Vatican-Iranian diplomats talk

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The day after Pope Francis called for a cease-fire in the Holy Land, his foreign minister spoke by phone with the foreign minister of Iran, "reiterating the absolute need to avoid escalating the conflict," the Vatican press office said.

Football’s the dream, but faith is his focal point

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In his second year as an offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks, Abraham “Abe” Lucas is living his childhood dream. Even so, it’s faith, not football, that’s the most important thing for this self-described “hard-core Catholic.”

As Rupnik investigation reopens, debate continues over use of his art

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Two days after news broke Father Marko Rupnik was incardinated by Slovenia's Koper diocese, the Vatican announced Oct. 27 that Pope Francis has lifted the statute of limitations on abuse accusations against Father Rupnik to allow for a formal investigation of the case by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Young Christians a lifeline to Gaza neighbours

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In a media world that portrays the Israel-Palestine conflict as simple hostility between people of the Judaic and Muslim faiths, the Christian presence in Palestine is minimized or erased.