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11 Mar 2013 – NEW YORK — An allegation of sexual misconduct of a minor has been made against the Rev. Hayden Vaverek, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston in South Carolina.  Read more...
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15 Feb 2013 – Pope Benedict’s resignation as pontiff has taken us all by surprise: We are not used to such public renunciations of power and status.  Read more...
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05 Feb 2013 – ISTANBUL (CNS) — In the second row of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ayhan Mutlucu sat in silence after 11 a.m. Mass. She had the seen TV reports that U.S. tourist Sarai Sierra was dead, apparently murdered after disappearing two weeks earlier in a nearby area.  Read more...
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04 Feb 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The new head of the Chaldean Church, Patriarch Louis Raphael I of Baghdad, told his fellow Chaldean bishops and Vatican officials, “We want to follow the example of our martyrs who gave their lives for Christ.”  Read more...
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01 Feb 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of an Indian bishop who participated in the “consecration” of the first bishop of a homegrown charismatic community that is independent of any church.  Read more...
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31 Jan 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Two months after receiving their red hats, the six newest members of the College of Cardinals have received their assignments as members of Vatican congregations, councils and offices — one of the clearest ways they help Pope Benedict XVI govern the universal church.  Read more...
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31 Jan 2013 – ISTANBUL (CNS) — As a light snow fell, Bahija Geyimli exited Immaculate Conception Armenian Catholic Church after Mass in the Samatya neighborhood, the heart of Istanbul’s Armenian community. If recent attacks in the area had scared her, she wasn’t showing it.  Read more...
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30 Jan 2013 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — As frightened Syrian refugees flood into Jordan and other nearby countries, U.N. officials at a donor conference in Kuwait appealed to the international community for desperately needed funding for victims of the 22-month crisis.  Read more...


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