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DUBLIN – The Cranberries' frontwoman, Dolores O'Riordan, has been described as a woman of soul and courage by the bishop of Limerick, where she honed her musical talent at a Catholic school in the 1980s.

Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile

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SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said.

Pope asks forgiveness from victims of clergy sex abuse in Chile

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SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests.

Pope begins seven-day pilgrimage to Chile, Peru

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SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis arrived in Santiago, the first stop on a seven-day, six-city visit to Peru and Chile, where he will take his message of hope to people on the margins of society.

Creation-friendly diet a rising trend for 2018

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Pope Francis may not qualify as a dietary expert but he can probably take a little credit for some healthy trends likely to spark New Year’s resolutions.

Merger creates largest Catholic healthcare network

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Toronto’s new, giant, still-unnamed Catholic health care network has its first boss lined up and with him a commitment to help engineer a better health system in Canada from the bottom up.

RCMP adopt new tool for reconciliation

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REGINA, Sask. – Canada’s national police force has begun using Kairos’ Blanket Exercise in an effort to help its officers improve relations with Indigenous peoples.

Belgian Catholics concerned about abuse of country's euthanasia law

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OXFORD, England – Catholics in Belgium are concerned the country's euthanasia law is being abused to kill patients without legal checks and safeguards.

Trump comments 'harsh, offensive,' Vatican newspaper says

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VATICAN – In its continuing coverage of the U.S. immigration debate, the Vatican newspaper noted media reports that President Donald Trump "used particularly harsh and offensive words about immigrants" from several countries.

Pro-life advocates prepare for implementation of abortion bubble zone on Feb. 1

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OTTAWA – Pro-life advocates are making plans to address a new law in Ontario that will create “bubble zones” around abortion facilities and likely force the National March for Life in Ottawa to find a new route.

German bishop urges church debate on blessing same-sex unions

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OSNABRUCK, Germany – The vice president of the German bishops' conference has urged a debate on whether Catholic clergy should bless same-sex unions.

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