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Archbishop Celestino Migliore has urged the international community to do more to tackle transnational organized crime (full text).

The oldest known image of the Apostles Andrew and John has been discovered in the Catacombs of Rome.

An Angolan Catholic priest has gone on trial accused of “crimes against state security” in connection with an attack on Togo’s national football team.

The Archbishops of Birmingham and Southwark will be among the 38 metropolitan archbishops receiving the pallium on June 29.

Pope Benedict XVI will greet an estimated 3,000 schoolchildren at an event during his visit to Britain.

The collapse of a masonry firm may hamper restoration work at St Andrews’ Cathedral in Glasgow.

An 83-year-old nun was killed in a collision with a minivan in Harlem yesterday.

Jack Smith urges Helen Osman, the USCCB secretary of communications, to clarify her criticisms of the Catholic News Agency.

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The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a “direct and unambiguous” statement condemning clerical abuse and inviting Catholics to “make the four Fridays in May special days of prayer”.

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Kildare.

The Bishops of England and Wales have been discussing Britain’s controversial equality laws at their plenary session in Leeds (audio).

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos has decided not to celebrate a Pontifical Solemn High Mass in Washington DC after complaints from abuse victims.

A Portuguese bishop who will host the Pope next month in his diocese says Benedict XVI has been “tireless in the analysis and correction of abuses“.

The Swiss television channel TSR has removed cartoons satirising the abuse scandal from the internet after a complaint from the Church.

Archbishop Celestino Migliore has addressed the UN Economic and Social Council on the rights of indigenous people.

The Houston Press profiles Daniel Shea, “the man who sued the Pope“.

George Weigel has written an open letter to Hans Küng, demanding that the dissident theologian apologise to Benedict XVI for comments in his open letter to the world’s bishops.

Ross Douthat says the Vatican made a crucial early mistake in its response to questions about Pope Benedict’s handling of abuse cases.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf wonders if there’s something missing from the reports about Cardinal Castrillón’s now notorious letter to a French bishop.

Fr James Martin SJ has taken part in a Bloggingheads.tv debate about priestly celibacy.

And eCanadaNow asks the burning question: “Is the Pope sleep-deprived?