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ZOMBIES! – Prominent bishop has choice words about Pokemon Go!

A prominent Italian bishop has blasted Pokemon Go, saying the game is turning children into zombies. Bishop Antonio Stagliano has condemned Pokemon Go. The popular Sicilian bishop says the game is “diabolical” and is turning kids into the “walking dead.” Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game played on the smartphone. Kids can “see” the






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Ex-soldier who killed Guatemalan bishop dies in prison riot

A former army officer serving a prison sentence for the 1998 killing of a Catholic bishop died in a jail riot on Monday that killed a dozen inmates and a female visitor, Guatemalan authorities said. Byron Lima was convicted of the murder of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi, who was an outspoken critic of military abuses






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Pope opens Synod of Bishops with call to blend tradition with mercy

Pope Francis opened this year’s Synod of Bishops on the family Sunday with a stirring defense of traditional marriage coupled with an insistence that the Church must, at the same time, be merciful and compassionate to those who struggle. During a solemn Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, concelebrated by the more than 270 bishops from






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Pope asks his Council of Cardinals to help him choose good bishops

Pope Francis has asked his international Council of Cardinals to study the way the Church vets, identifies, and appoints bishops around the world, looking particularly at the qualities needed in a bishop today. Near the end of the council’s meetings with the pope Sept. 14-16, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, briefed reporters on its work.






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