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  • Church in Cameroon in legal fight over pilgrimage site

    Church in Cameroon in legal fight over pilgrimage site

    Leaders of indigenous peoples in Cameroon have taken a Catholic bishop to court in an effort to stop Catholics from going on pilgrimage to a mountain considered sacred to their traditional religion. A cross was erected on the mountain 60 years ago in order to pray for peace during the country’s war for independence.

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  • Another statue of St. Junipero Serra vandalized in California

    Another statue of St. Junipero Serra vandalized in California

    Another statue of St. Junipero Serra has been defaced in California. The founder of the California missions has been criticized for his treatment of native populations in the 18th century. However, when Pope Francis made him a saint, he said Serra “sought to defend the dignity of the native community, to protect it from those who had mistreated and abused it.”

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