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Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — For almost a century, the bells of St. Giragos — a magnificent 14th-century church built of sturdy … Continued

Pope Francis identifies with regular Catholics

Pope Francis made a significant push Thursday toward his vision of a more pastoral, less doctrinaire Catholic Church, saying the … Continued

Measles outbreak in Texas church leads to soul-searching, thank God

(Jacquelyn Martin/AP ) There are 20 confirmed cases of measles in the latest outbreak of this preventable disease, according to … Continued

Pope Francis: The end of ‘fortress Catholicism’?

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Report: ‘Catholic McCarthyism’ threatens bishops’ anti-poverty push

Conservative activists are threatening the social justice mission of the Catholic Church just when the country needs it most, a … Continued

Survey shows Catholic priests don’t like Mass changes

Nothing upsets the folks in the pews as much as changing the liturgy that they’re accustomed to, and that seemed … Continued

Troubled Missouri diocese to pay $600,000 abuse settlement

The Catholic diocese in Missouri led by Bishop Robert Finn, who was convicted last year of failing to report a … Continued

British church attendance stabilizes after years of decline

CANTERBURY, England — The number of people attending Sunday services at Britain’s Anglican churches is continuing to drop, but church … Continued

Despite censures, Womenpriests movement grows

If heading a religious community is a lonely job for any woman, a Catholic Womenpriest might be the loneliest of … Continued

Cardinals move to plug leaks ahead of papal conclave

VATICAN CITY — Tensions among the Roman Catholic cardinals meeting here to choose a new pope appeared to escalate on … Continued