AmericasNews
September 15, 2015

Chilean cardinals discussed blocking abuse victim's speech, leaked emails show

A Chilean newspaper has published an email exchange between two cardinals, in which the prelates discussed plans to block a sex-abuse victim from speaking at a Vatican conference. El Monstrador…
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AmericasNewsUSA
September 15, 2015

Pope’s visit to Cuba and US will be complex, says Vatican spokesman

Pope Francis's 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate, Fr Federico Lombardi has said Pope Francis’ 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate and,…
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AmericasNews
September 15, 2015

Euthanasia, clerical abuse on agenda of Canadian bishops’ meeting

Euthanasia and the response to the sexual abuse of Native Americans in residential Catholic institutions during the 20th century are among the items on the agenda at the annual meeting…
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AmericasNews
September 15, 2015

Pope Francis will likely meet Fidel Castro during Cuba visit

While Pope Francis is in Cuba next week chances are high that he will meet with former president Fidel Castro, though no specific time has been set, Vatican spokesman Fr.…
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AmericasNews
September 14, 2015

Cuban bishops welcome amnesty for prisoners

Cuba’s bishops have welcomed the government’s decision to release over 3,500 prisoners as Pope Francis’s visit to the nation approaches. “The news of the liberation of prisoners is a source…
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AmericasNews
September 14, 2015

Cuba releasing 3,522 prisoners before pope’s visit

Cuba announced Friday that it is releasing 3,522 prisoners ahead of next week’s visit by Pope Francis, the third time Cuba has granted inmates freedom before a papal trip. The…
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AmericasNews
September 12, 2015

Cuba will release prisoners– but not political prisoners– before Pope's visit

The government of Cuba has announced plans to release 3,500 prisoners from the country's jails in anticipation of the visit by Pope Francis later this month. Political prisoners will apparently…
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AmericasNews
September 11, 2015

Read the official prayer for Pope Francis' visit to Cuba

The Cuban bishops have issued a prayer to help prepare for Pope Francis' Sept. 19-22 visit to their island nation, focused on the visit's theme, “Missionary of Mercy.” Its recitation…
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AmericasNews
September 11, 2015

In Cuba, Pope Francis will be a 'Missionary of Mercy'

The Cuban bishops have announced that the theme for Pope Francis' Sept. 19-22 visit to their nation will be “Missionary of Mercy,” as a way of looking forward to the…
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AmericasNews
September 10, 2015

Here's a look at the state of the Church Pope Francis will find in Cuba

Just 357 priest working to evangelize 11.2 million people, along with 2,000 faithful who offer their homes where there are no church buildings – these are among the aspects that…
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