Do more to fight poverty, say European bishops, Caritas

OXFORD, United Kingdom — The Brussels-based commission representing European Catholic bishops has urged the European Commission to do more to combat poverty, warning that one in five EU citizens now face poverty. “Unemployment, adverse economic and working conditions, especially among young people, are affecting millions of families,” the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the […]

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General’s battlefield talk on Notre Dame rebuilding shocks

PARIS — A general named to oversee reconstruction of fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral has received a public reprimand for advising the chief architect for France’s historic monuments to “shut his mouth.” Gen. Jean-Louis Georgelin’s battlefield-style talk irked Culture Minister Franck Riester who tweeted on Thursday that such remarks are “unacceptable.” The incident highlights disagreements over […]

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Sex abuse expert expresses cautious optimism

(Editor’s note: This is part two of an hour-long interview with Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, a member of Pope Francis’s commission for the protection of minors. Part one can be found here.) MEXICO CITY – Meeting sex abuse survivors face to face may be uncomfortable, but it is a necessary step in the healing process […]

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