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  • Feminists in Pope’s Argentina stage ‘Topless Protest’ against the Church

    Feminists in Pope’s Argentina stage ‘Topless Protest’ against the Church

    On Sunday in Pope Francis’s native Argentina, feminists favoring legal abortion and the recognition of prostitution as a legitimate trade staged what they called a “boob protest” against a Catholic cathedral in the northern city of Resistencia, tossing a Molotov cocktail at the church as well as stones, bottles and fake used tampons. They also called out the pope by name, chanting, “Bergoglio, look, those who abort are a majority.”

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  • First ever synod in Pope’s home diocese seeks to learn from alienated Catholics

    First ever synod in Pope’s home diocese seeks to learn from alienated Catholics

    In a lengthy pastoral letter, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Mario Poli, says he was moved to consider a diocesan synod following the pope’s groundbreaking speech in October 2015 on the fiftieth anniversary of the institution of the synod of bishops in Rome.

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  • Up and down Latin America, it’s been a busy week in Catholic news

    Up and down Latin America, it’s been a busy week in Catholic news

    Although the Church in Latin America, just like the rest of the developed world, seems to be losing both numbers and its hold on national affairs steadily with every year that passes, it’s still the most Catholic zone on the global map, and there’s never any shortage of Church happenings “south of the border.” Here’s a round-up of what’s been going on lately in Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil.

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  • For the first time, the papal nuncio to Italy is not Italian

    For the first time, the papal nuncio to Italy is not Italian

    The appointment of a Swiss bishop as Italy’s apostolic nuncio ends the so-called “Italian exception.” Since Italy and Holy See established full diplomatic ties in 1929, nuncios to Italy have always been of Italian nationality. This was an “exception” because the Holy See usually desires that the “pope’s ambassador” be of a nationality different from that of the country he is appointed to, in order to avoid any “national” influence in diplomatic affairs.

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  • ‘I consulted a psychoanalyst,’ Pope Francis reveals in new book

    In a tell-all conversation with a French sociologist, Pope Francis opened up about his visits to a psychoanalyst during his time in Argentina, the importance of Christian roots and of Arab heritage in Europe, the resistance to his apostolic letter on marriage ‘Amoris Laetitia’ and social issues like abortion and gay marriage.

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  • Argentine pastoral letter: ‘Accompaniment’ in marriage must be faithful

    Argentine pastoral letter: ‘Accompaniment’ in marriage must be faithful

    In a pastoral letter, Bishop Pedro Daniel Martinez Perea of San Luis, Argentina, calls ‘Amoris laetitia’ “a great catechesis on love in the family, which is the cell of society” and said it is “a great message of hope during our sojourn in this secularized and earthly world.” He added that marriage has a divinely ordered nature and purpose, and that sacramental marriage is “a public good in the Church, a common good.”

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