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    Italian priest's attack on Francis draws attention to clergy's use of social media

    The case of a Sicilian priest who used social media to attack Pope Francis has drawn attention to current tensions inside the Church and the way clergy use new media. Father Alessandro Minutella has refused his archbishop's demand to declare his loyalty to the pope, and instead announced on social media his opposition to "the so-called Church of Mercy." One leading official in Church communications said priests should not be using social media to promote "their own particular agenda."

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    Tobin and Cupich: Battling the bullies; creating a culture of encounter

    Approaching the one-year anniversary of being elevated to cardinals in the U.S. Church, Archbishops Blase Cupich of Chicago and Joe Tobin of Newark are working to build a "culture of encounter" in a divided country. In an interview with Crux, Tobin and Cupich discuss the challenges facing the U.S. on immigration, social media warfare, and the rise of polarization within the Church and the country.

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    Vatican summit seeks comprehensive, global healthcare reform

    At a time when healthcare reform remains a hot-button issue in the United States, a Vatican summit is reminding the world that fully one-third of the human population has no access to healthcare or medicines at all, and around the world the cost of drugs and medical treatment often pushes people into poverty.

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