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LONDON, England – Great Ormond Street Hospital in London is applying for a new hearing with the high court after new evidence suggests the critically ill baby could benefit from an experimental treatment.

Priest, 71, murdered in Mexico by robbers

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MEXICO CITY – A 71-year-old priest was found murdered July 5 in suburban Mexico City, marking another attack on clergy in a country with a soaring homicide rate.

Kenya to add chaplains to public high schools to improve discipline

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NAIROBI, Kenya – Religious leaders in Kenya have welcomed a government move to recruit chaplains for all public high schools as a measure intended to improve discipline and staunch unrest.

Rise in priest suicides prompts call for helpline in Ireland

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DUBLIN, Ireland – Besides a shortage of vocations, Irish priests are facing an even more harrowing kind of crisis.

Rebuilt from the ashes: The story of an American basilica

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NORFOLK, Virginia – An immigrant parish, burnt down, with only the crucifix remaining. A parish rebuilt, transformed and a key part in giving back to the community. In a sense, one parish’s story of struggle, pressure and rebirth is metaphor for the American Catholic experience.

Avoiding deportation: Shifting U.S. policies leave many on tenterhooks

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WASHINGTON – Immigrants facing deportation have won the occasional judicial victory, but getting a judge to hear their case poses the bigger problem in immigrants' desperate attempt to stay in the United States.

As partial travel ban kicks in, agencies worry about refugees in limbo

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WASHINGTON – Agencies and organizations that help refugees start new lives in the U.S. worry about the fate that awaits migrants in transit as well as those who will not be allowed into the country as the partial ban that the U.S. Supreme Court set in motion with its late June ruling goes into effect in early July.

U.S., European bishops call for a plan to eliminate nuclear weapons

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WASHINGTON – Agencies of the U.S. and European Catholic bishops have called for all nations to develop a plan to eliminate nuclear weapons from their military arsenals.

Security footage shows man threatening to kill nun in a Brooklyn church

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Police are investigating a possible hate crime after a man threatened to kill a nun who was praying inside a Catholic Church in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon.

Church officials upset that Myanmar’s won’t allow U.N. rights investigators

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YANGON, Myanmar – Church officials have expressed disappointment over the refusal of Myanmar's government to grant visas to three members of a U.N. fact-finding mission to investigate alleged human rights abuses by security forces against the Rohingya minority.

Charlie Gard will not be transferred to Vatican Hospital

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VATICAN CITY – The London hospital where Charlie Gard is living his last days has refused a transfer request from the Pediatric hospital Bambino Gesu in Rome for legal reasons.