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Bishop of Hong Kong defends Vatican stance on human rights in China

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The Bishop of Hong Kong has released a document to quell the concerns of Catholics about the latest Vatican-Beijing dialogue. Cardinal Tong acknowledged that some Chinese Catholics feel that “the Holy See has not openly criticised China’s policies on human rights and has not attempted to change certain political policies of the Chinese government". The Cardinal






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Satanic Temple seeks to open after-school clubs across the US

After-school religious clubs appear to be the next venture of a national group that sought to install a statue of Satan outside two state capitols to protest Christian monuments on public grounds. The Satanic Temple contacted nine public school districts across the country this week seeking to start after-school Satan programs. In all but one






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Heroism and sacrifice: The Catholic history of Auschwitz

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Pope Francis sat quietly in one of Auschwitz’s most ominous prison cells, praying in what had been the inhumane living space of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Catholic priest martyred during the Holocaust. St. Maximilian was one of over a million people estimated to have died in the Auschwitz concentration camps, where the Pope paid a






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Blind Woman sees again after Venerating before the relics of St. Charbel

Dafne Gutierrez, a blind-mother of three who live in Arizona had regained her sight again after venerating before relic of St, Charbel and receiving blessing from the Parish Priest of St. Joesph Maronite Catholic Church in Phoenix. “There was somebody [on the right] touching me," she told her sister-in-law, who responded, “But there was nobody close to you." “And ever since






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