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    In an exclusive interview with Crux, retired bishop of Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen says he believes Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin is more interested in diplomacy than he is the Catholic faith. The cardinal spoke critically about the current state of the Holy See's relationship with China and says he believes the Church is willing to compromise too much in order to establish diplomatic relations.

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    Pope channels his inner Elvis on war, hunger and climate change

    During a speech to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on Monday, Pope Francis urged the international community to talk less about chronic problems such as hunger, war and climate change, and do more to combat them -- including a not-so-subtle call to the Trump administration in the United States not to abandon the Paris climate change agreements.

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    Resigned pope creates 'multiplied and divided' authority, author says

    Italian journalist and scholar Fabrizio Grasso says that when Pope Benedict XVI resigned in 2013, he changed the institution of the papacy forever. Among other things, Grasso says, "it’s not hard to imagine a possible near future with more than one emeritus pope and, consequentially, an exclusive papal club, which could be no other than a proto-parliament of the Vatican State."

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    • October 16, 2017

    Pope Francis on Sunday canonized 35 new Catholic saints, including a late 19th and early 20th century Spanish priest today regarded by many as a feminist, because he fought for equal educational opportunities for women and girls. Among the others, 33 were martyrs in either Brazil or Mexico, meaning people who paid the ultimate price for their faith.

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  • Pope canonizes 35 new saints, including a ‘feminist’ priest
    Pope canonizes 35 new saints, including a ‘feminist’ priest
    • October 16, 2017

    Pope Francis on Sunday canonized 35 new Catholic saints, including a late 19th and early 20th century Spanish priest today regarded by many as a feminist, because he fought for equal educational opportunities for women and girls. Among the others, 33 were martyrs in either Brazil or Mexico, meaning people who paid the ultimate price for their faith.

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    • October 15, 2017

    Bishop Frank Dewane, who’s emerged as the U.S. bishops’ point man on healthcare issues, said Saturday that political wrangling and the president’s latest executive orders will fall hardest on the poor and vulnerable. The Congressional Budget Office as well as other experts say the orders will increase costs and and also mean that roughly one million additional people will be without coverage as early as next year.

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    • October 16, 2017

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