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June 27, 2016

President-elect says he will promote birth control in Philippines

The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has pledged to promote contraception, a month after downplaying reports that he would pursue an aggressive family planning programme. Duterte reiterated his belief that…
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AmericasAsia-PacificEuropeNewsUSAVatican
June 27, 2016

‘Christians must ask God’s forgiveness for treatment of gay people,’ says Pope Francis

Catholics and other Christians not only must apologise to the gay community, they must ask forgiveness of God for ways they have discriminated against gay people or fostered hostility toward them,…
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June 25, 2016

Cardinal Nichols: ‘Today we set out on a new course that will be demanding on all’

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, president of the bishops’ conference, has said the British decision to leave the European Union sets the country “on a new course that will be demanding on…
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June 25, 2016

I’m still on the Vatican commission, says abuse survivor Peter Saunders

British campaigner Peter Saunders has insisted he is still part of the Vatican’s commission on protecting children from abuse. In a letter published in today’s Catholic Herald, Saunders says that,…
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June 17, 2016

Chinese bishop shocks faithful by recanting position on state-run church

A Chinese bishop who has been at odds with the state since his ordination four years ago has publicly reversed his position, sending shockwaves through China’s Catholic population. Bishop Thaddeus…
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