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NAIROBI, Kenya – No one yet knows how the 37-year reign of President Robert Mugabe will end, but many are hoping a Jesuit priest will lead the way to a peaceful transition of power in Zimbabwe.

Hollywood abuse scandal can give victims hope

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As more stories of abuse and violence emerge from Hollywood and beyond, agencies like Catholic Family Services Toronto are bracing for impact.

Pope John Paul II inspired profitable ideas

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There’s nothing more natural or more holy than making a profit, Catholic University of America business professor Andreas Widmer told about 300 business leaders at a breakfast lecture at the Rotman School of Management.

Forum fights back against notions of incompatibility of science and faith

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When Governor General Julie Payette rolled her eyes and asked a room full of scientifically literate people whether they could believe there still are people “questioning whether life was a divine intervention,” she got the laugh she was looking for.

Catholics make case against fossil fuels

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The Catholics at the United Nations climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, are demanding oil and coal be left in the ground starting now.

Priest's military rank promotion a major bump for chaplaincy

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OTTAWA –Fr. Guy Chapdelaine was honoured with a bump in rank, but it is Canada’s military chaplaincy that received the real promotion, said Canada’s newest Major General.

Rohingya camp awash in mud… and fear

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More than half the Canadian population thinks the Rohingya crisis, which has created a refugee camp of over 600,000 in the Bangladeshi border town of Cox’s Bazar, is “not Canada’s problem,” according to an Angus Reid Institute poll. 

Quick fixes, denial won't stop climate change, Pope says

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VATICAN CITY – Denial or indifference when it comes to climate change will not help further honest research or facilitate finding adequate solutions, Pope Francis told government leaders attending a meeting on implementing the Paris accord.

New marriage law must include conscience clauses, Australian archbishop says

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CANBERRA, Australia – After a majority of Australians indicated they favored same-sex marriage, Australia's bishops said legislators must ensure that any new law on marriage includes protection for religious freedom.

Hindu nationalists threaten Catholic missionaries for converting people in India

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SAGAR, India – A Catholic bishop has sought protection for the Christian community in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh after Hindu nationalists marched through the streets waving burning torches and denouncing missionaries.

Pope's new special edition Lamborghini up for grabs

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VATICAN – Pope Francis became the proud new owner of a special papal-themed Lamborghini Huracán, which was given to him by company execs at the Vatican and will be auctioned off for charity.

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People of faith given reasons for optimism

Although it's hardly clear sailing ahead, Peter Stockland writes about how things are looking up for people of faith in Canada. 

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Pope's homily

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'Shepherds' who seek money, power cause scandal 

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.

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