Northern Irish bishops accuse Britain of hijacking bill to allow abortion 

Abortion and same-sex marriage will be made legal in Northern Ireland unless self-government in the province is restored within three months.
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Report: U.K. church officials ‘deliberately misled’ U.S. archdiocese

An English church official "deliberately misled" a U.S. archdiocese into harboring a pedophile priest and helping him to escape justice for a quarter of a century, said a report from a child abuse inquiry.
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Vandals, arsonists target French Catholic churches

Vandals and arsonists have targeted French churches in a wave of attacks that has lasted nearly two months.
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English bishop says miracle of U.S. woman could make Newman a saint

Catholic bishops have expressed hope that Pope Francis will canonize Blessed John Henry Newman in 2019 after Vatican medics said the inexplicable healing of a U.S. mother was a miracle attributable to his intercession.
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Relic of early pope, found by waste company, given to London cathedral

A relic of bones of an early pope was given to the Catholic Church after it was stolen from a car and recovered by a waste disposal company.
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Cardinal Arinze: Communion cannot be shared with friends like beer or cake

He said that while he wished other Christians well it was important understand that "the holy Eucharist is not our private possession which we can share with our friends."
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Pope, others mourn death of British toddler Alfie Evans

Pope Francis said he was mourning the death of English toddler Alfie Evans, who died four days after doctors withdrew his life support system.
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Doctors criticize court refusal to allow Alfie Evans to go to Italy

A group of doctors has criticized the refusal of some of their colleagues and a court to allow Alfie Evans to travel to Italy for treatment as "medical tyranny."
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New data from Britain: 53 percent of adults say they have ‘no religion’

More than half of the people in Britain say they no longer belong to a religion, said data released Sept. 5 by NatCen Social Research.
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Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

The group can expect to face legal action and even expulsion from the church if it fails to change its policy.
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British baby Charlie Gard dies in hospice care

Charlie Gard, the British baby whose legal battle caught the attention of the world, died July 28, just over a week before his first birthday, his family announced.
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Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

Pope Francis is praying for the parents of Charlie Gard after a U.S. doctor told them nothing could be done to help their son.
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