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Cardinal beatifies Polish priest who was sent to gulag

Cardinal Angelo Amato said Blessed Wladyslaw Bukowinski ‘showed how faith can bring down walls’ A Vatican official beatified a Polish-born priest deported to Soviet-ruled Central Asia who volunteered to stay on and minister to Catholics. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes, said Fr Wladyslaw Bukowinski, who died in 1974, prayed






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French priest murdered by ISIS is a martyr, says Pope

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Pope Francis was speaking at a Mass in memory of Fr Jacques Hamel Pope Francis honoured the French priest who was killed by Islamic extremists while celebrating Mass as a martyr on Wednesday and urged all people of faith to have the courage to denounce such killings as “satanic.” Francis celebrated a morning Mass on Wednesday in memory






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Three women charged over Notre Dame Cathedral gas canister plot

The women were charged with criminal terrorist association linked to the discovery of the car filled with gas cylinders Three women accused of being part of an ISIS cell that was planning imminent attacks in France will remain in custody after a judge confirmed preliminary charges of terrorism, Paris prosecutors said on Tuesday. The three women






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Pope Francis to celebrate Mass for Fr Jacques Hamel

The 85-year-old French priest was killed by two Islamists while celebrating Mass Pope Francis is to celebrate Mass for Fr Jacques Hamel, the French priest killed by two Islamist terrorists in July. The murder took place on July 26 in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray as Fr Hamel, 85, was celebrating Mass. According to Rome Reports, the






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Pope’s leaked letter suggests support for Communion for the remarried

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The Pope wrote to Buenos Aires bishops about their proposed guidelines for priests following Amoris Laetitia The debate over Amoris Laetitia has reopened after a letter  by Pope Francis was leaked. The Pope wrote to Buenos Aires bishops about their proposed guidelines for priests. These said that if the “responsibility and culpability” of a remarried






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Kaine says Church ‘might change’ on same-sex marriage

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that the Church may eventually change its opposition to same-sex marriage. Kaine is a Catholic and a US senator from Virginia and a former governor of that state. He told the Human Rights Campaign during its national dinner Saturday in Washington that he had changed his mind






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