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In a wide-ranging interview with the Reuters news agency, Pope Francis condemned abortion, dismissed the idea that he's preparing to resign and said he still hopes to be able to visit Russia and Ukraine in the fall.

Roe reversal a call to help moms, babies

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade is “tremendously important” for the nation and the cause of life, but it’s not “a day simply for celebration,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

Archbishop asks church to be in solidarity with migrants who died in truck

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SAN ANTONIO (CNS) -- The archbishop of San Antonio offered prayers for 46 people found dead and another 16 survivors discovered June 27 in sweltering conditions in a semitruck.

Roe v. Wade officially overturned by U.S. Supreme Court

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In a 5-4 decision June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its nearly 50-year-old decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in the United States.

Abuse victim seeks damages from Pope Benedict XVI

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A victim of sexual abuse is reported to be suing retired Pope Benedict XVI in connection with the Munich abuse scandal.

Catholics in South Sudan, Congo had hoped papal visit would lead to peace

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Mary Akol Chok, a resident of Rumbek, South Sudan, is among thousands of residents who had planned to walk for more than 180 miles to the country's capital, Juba, to meet Pope Francis, Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and the Rev. Iain Greenshields, moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, during their ecumenical pilgrimage of peace.

Two Jesuits murdered defending person in Mexican parish

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Two Jesuit priests were murdered in a rugged region of Mexico rife with violence as they provided refuge to a person being pursued by a gunman, according to the Society of Jesus and state officials.

After flag dispute, U.S. bishop says local Jesuit school no longer Catholic

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Worcester Bishop Robert J. McManus has informed Nativity School of Worcester that it may no longer identify itself as a Catholic school following months of private and public discussion on the flying of Black Lives Matter and gay pride flags outside the school.

Canadian lawyer sworn in as leader of Knights of Malta

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A Canadian, Fra’ John T. Dunlap, has been sworn in as the new leader of the Knights of Malta.

Americas summit ends with immigration deal

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Twenty countries from the Americas, including Canada, signed a declaration June 10, the last day of the troubled Summit of the Americas, committing to help and protect “all migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons, regardless of their migratory status.”

U.S. bishops decry attacks on pro-life centres

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Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore pleaded for peace in light of recent attacks on pro-life pregnancy centres in the United States.