August 31, 2010

Mexican bishops mark bicentennial with call for reconciliation

MEXICO CITY – As Mexico began bicentennial celebrations of its independence from Spain, the Mexican bishops’ conference issued a wide-ranging pastoral letter, calling for a national reconciliation of the centuries-old divisions over ethnicity, historical interpretations and the often-strained relationship between church and state.
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Belgian cardinal’s spokesman says no abuse cover-up, just naiveness

OXFORD, England – A spokesman for Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels said the transcript of an April meeting with a victim of clergy sex abuse has been interpreted out of context.
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