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Benedict XVI has told the Italian bishops that penance, forgiveness and justice are necessary to overcome clerical abuse (video).

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa has said that Italy is facing a “demographic winter“.

Archbishop Donald James Reece of Kingston believes that gunmen will not target priests living in the city’s conflict zone.

An investigation has discovered 205 allegations of clerical sexual abuse in German Jesuit schools.

The Pope has sent aid to the victims of flooding in Poland.

Cuban protesters have thanked the Church for playing an unprecedented role in mediating with the government.

Sydney archdiocese has joined the bishops of England and Wales in criticising the first television advertisement for abortion shown in Britain.

The Vatican will lend four tapestries to the Victoria and Albert museum in London to coincide with Pope Benedict’s British visit.

Jeff Israely and Howard Chua-Eoan of Time offer a detailed assessment of Pope Benedict and the abuse crisis.

Jonathan Luxmoore profiles Fr Jerzy Popiełuszko, who will be beatified in Warsaw on June 6.

Megan Sweas wonders whether a professional football player turned seminarian will lead the Pontifical North American College to Clericus Cup glory.

And Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton describes his narrow escape from a bear while playing golf.

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