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  • Catholics praise BBC miniseries for balanced approach to Gunpowder Plot

    Catholics praise BBC miniseries for balanced approach to Gunpowder Plot

    The BBC production of “Gunpowder,” centers on the Gunpowder Plot’s mastermind, Robert Catesby, played by “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington. In 1605, militant Catholics attempted to blow up King James I and his parliament. In a pamphlet reprinted in 2016, England’s Catholic Church adamantly denied any clergy were involved in the plot and insisted Catholics had all “vehemently condemned and repudiated the crime.”

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  • Philippine bishops begin prayer vigil to protest deaths in war on drugs

    Philippine bishops begin prayer vigil to protest deaths in war on drugs

    Archbishop Socrates Villegas – outgoing president of the Philippines bishops’ conference – said clergy, politicians and security forces need to repent for complacency, ambition for power and instilling fear rather than respect. Rights groups and local media have reported 7,000-12,000 deaths as a result of police operations and unexplained killings in the 17 months since President Rodrigo Duterte took office after running on a platform to rid the country of criminals.

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  • Pope names two laywomen to key positions in Vatican’s family office

    Pope names two laywomen to key positions in Vatican’s family office

    Dr. Gabriella Gambino and Dr. Linda Ghisoni have been appointed undersecretaries for the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. The appointment makes them two of the highest-ranking women in the Vatican. The office is responsible for projects relating to the apostolate of laity, families, and the institution of marriage, within the Church.

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