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Pope unable to walk long distances
27 June, 2014

Pope Francis did not walk in yesterday's Corpus Christi procession in Rome as he is struggling to walk long distances.  

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Vatican declares Chilean bishop innocent of sexual abuse charges
27 June, 2014

After almost a year of investigation, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith concluded that Bishop Cristian Contreras Molina of San Felipe was innocent of the child abuse accusations made against him.  

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Global Rosary Relay for Priests to foster prayer for priestly ministry
19 June, 2014

The Shrine of Our Lady of Magadan in Siberia will lead off the fifth annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests, which begins at midnight on 27 June and involves 85 shrines in 46 countries, including Australia.  

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English cardinal calls sexual violence ‘most gross breach’ of rights
18 June, 2014

Sexual violence “is always a crime, an immoral act” and the Catholic Church is committed to prevent such offenses being perpetrated “against anyone, anywhere and under any circumstances”, said an English cardinal.  

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Why not? Pope invites 50,000 charismatics to Vatican for 2017
17 June, 2014

Meeting more than 50,000 Catholic charismatics in Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Pope Francis admitted he was not always comfortable with the way they prayed, but he knelt on stage as they prayed for him and over him by singing and speaking in tongues.  

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Free from ordeal in Sudan, woman condemned for apostasy meets pope

Meeting a Sudanese woman who risked execution for not renouncing her Catholic faith, Pope Francis thanked Meriam Ibrahim for her steadfast witness to Christ.

The pope spent 30 minutes with Ibrahim, her husband and two small children on 24 July, just hours after she had arrived safely in Italy following a brutal ordeal of imprisonment and a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan.

Jesuit Fr Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, told journalists that the encounter in the pope’s residence was marked by “affection” and “great serenity and joy”.

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‘Curb adventurist stance on euthanasia’

Dr Philip Nitschke’s involvement in the suicide of a physically healthy man last month might be seen as a bridge too far by media and other euthanasia advocates, but the director of Sydney’s Life, Marriage and Family Centre says the episode provides a vision of where the debate will go.  

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