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The bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, is affirming that there is much to admire in the legacy of Nelson Mandela, but also noting that the South African leader failed to promote the dignity of the unborn. A statement today from Bishop Thomas Tobin mentioned Mandela's "shameful promotion of abortion in South Afri...read more
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Here is the statement released today by ArchbishopStephen Brislinof Cape Town, president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference. * * * We heard of the death of Rolihlahla Nelson …read more
In 1607, Caravaggio painted the masterpiece of The Seven Works of Mercy for the Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. In a dark, chaotic Neapolitan alley, a twisting knot of figures perform …read more
Pope Francis today sent a telegram to the archbishop of Lusaka, Zambia, expressing his condolences at the death of Cardinal Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, the nation's first cardinal. Cardinal …read more
Francis today encouraged the work of the Fondazione Carlo Maria Martini on the occasion of the first anniversary of the death of the cardinal, who was archbishop of Milan from 1979 until he …read more
The coadjutor archbishop of Armagh paid tribute today to Irish poet Seamus Heaney, who died today in Dublin. He was 74. "We were all quietly ambushed by sadness at the announcement today of …read more