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  • Sainthood cause advances for religious sister, educator who fought racism
    on December 11, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Baltimore, Md., Dec 11, 2019 / 12:30 am (CNA).- In the race to see who will become the first canonized black American saint, one candidate’s cause has advanced: Mother Mary Lange, a renowned educator and founder of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first community of religious sisters in the United States for women of color. In an announcement last week from the Archdiocese of […]

  • Mexico's nuncio offers his email address for abuse reports
    on December 11, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 10, 2019 / 07:30 pm (CNA).- The apostolic nuncio in Mexico, Archbishop Franco Coppola, has said that anyone who wants to report sexual abuse by the country’s clergy is free to email him, and he will try to help. Speaking with ACI Prensa, CNA's Spanish language news partner,  Coppola explained that “many times the people who have appealed here were […]

  • China punishes families of those who speak out in America, Congress hears
    on December 11, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Washington D.C., Dec 10, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- A Uighur-American whose mother has been held captive in a Chinese detention camp was one of several witnesses to testify on Tuesday before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the unfolding human rights crisis in China.  The hearing was titled “Authoritarianism with Chinese Characteristics: Political and Religious Human Rights […]

  • As general election nears, bishops across UK stress right to life
    on December 11, 2019 at 1:01 am

    London, England, Dec 10, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- Every voter and politician must resist attacks on the right to life, and Catholic politicians must do so as both a human rights matter and as a “fundamental matter of our faith,” Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have said ahead of the Dec. 12 U.K. general election. “We have consistently said that the equal right to life, […]

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