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Holiness can Equally be taught by both Catholics and Methodists - Pope Francis

Catholics and Methodists can still learn from one another how holiness is lived and understood, Pope Francis has said. Religious leaders must also ensure tha…

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Seeking the intercession of Saints has been a long standing tradition of the Church, we believe that these men, now glorified, possess a special place in the he…

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Does a person have to be confirmed to sponsor a person for baptism?

Full Question Does a person have to be confirmed to sponsor a person for baptism? Answer Yes. The Code of Canon Law states: To be permitted to …

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Orlando Montano to face trial over the Murder of six Jesuit priests from 1989

A former Salvadoran army officer, Orlando Montano will extradited based on request that came from a court in North Carolina, so that he can face trial in Spain on charges connected with the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador.

The court found that substantial evidence showed that Orlando Montano Morales was “a decision-maker and member of a group of officers who collectively ordered the unlawful killings of Jesuit priests.” If the Secretary of State approves, he will be sent to Spain for trial.

Spain– whose prosecutors have aggressively pursued allegations of human-rights violations in other countries– had indicted the former Salvadoran army colonel along with nineteen others. Montano, who has lived in the US since the early 2000s, was the only potential defendant who could be extradited to face the Spanish charges. The others, living in El Salvador, are protected by an amnesty that covers participants in the country’s civil war.

Montano has insisted that he is innocent of involvement in the Jesuits’ murders.


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