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Oct 23, 2020 - 05:48 pm .- A laicized priest who had been the spiritual director to six people who said they experienced visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje has been excommunicated.
Oct 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising announced Friday that it received 665 million euros in income from the church tax last year, despite a record number of Catholics in the diocese formally leaving the Church.
Oct 23, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Polish president Andrzej Duda welcomed a landmark court ruling on abortion Friday.
Oct 22, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- The president of the French bishops’ council for Catholic education expressed solidarity with the country’s school community following the beheading of a Parish school teacher in an Islamist terror attack last week.
Oct 22, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa has concluded his four-year mandate as apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
Oct 22, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Poland’s constitutional court ruled Thursday that a law permitting abortion for fetal abnormalities is unconstitutional.
Oct 22, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A Polish city has unveiled a giant mural of St. John Paul II in honor of the birth centenary of the pope whose feast day is celebrated Thursday.
Oct 22, 2020 - 05:00 am .- The three teenage girls who killed Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti 20 years ago attested afterward that while they were stabbing the 60-year-old religious sister to death, she told them she forgave them.
Oct 20, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Pope Francis affirmed the signal importance of peace at an interreligious gathering Tuesday on Rome’s Capitoline Hill.
Oct 20, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The Basilica of St. Rita, the patron saint of impossible causes, is beginning a seven-month prayer initiative for Lebanon as the country faces an unprecedented economic and political crisis.
Oct 20, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The beatification cause of a Polish missionary doctor known as the “mother of lepers” was opened Sunday. 
Oct 20, 2020 - 07:30 am .- More than 41,000 people visited Bl. Carlo Acutis’ tomb during the 19-day celebration of the Italian teen’s beatification, according to the Diocese of Assisi.
Oct 19, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- While there is a tendency to associate the Spanish martyrs of the 20th century solely with the civil war of 1936-39, there were decades of preparation leading to this, accompanied by desecrations of churches, according to a Spanish priest serving in Rome.
Oct 19, 2020 - 02:13 pm .- Religious leaders gathered at a memorial to slain French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel Sunday, following the beheading of a Paris school teacher in an Islamist terror attack.
Oct 19, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The High Court of England and Wales has agreed to hear a challenge to the country’s abortion law, which allows children with Down Syndrome to be aborted until birth, as discriminatory towards people diagnosed with the condition. 
Oct 19, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- An Italian newspaper claimed Monday that it had gained access to a secret audio recording of a meeting between three central figures in the Vatican’s controversial London property deal.
Oct 19, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The glass that has allowed pilgrims to view Blessed Carlo Acutis will be permanently covered Monday as the official multi-week celebration of the Italian teen’s beatification in Assisi comes to an end. 
Oct 19, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The Welsh government appears to see Catholic schools as a “problem,” a Church education adviser said Monday as officials press ahead with plans for a radical shake-up of religious education. 
Oct 17, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Christian human rights leaders have called on the Trump administration to issue sanctions on Turkey in response to its actions in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, and warned that Turkish actions were guided by "animus" against Christians.
Oct 16, 2020 - 09:00 am .- World Youth Day Lisbon launched its website and unveiled its logo Friday as Portugal prepares to host the world’s largest gathering of Catholic young people in August 2023.

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