Pope Francis' extension of the faculty to forgive the sin of abortion in the Jubilee year to priests is a huge gesture to women especially in the Global South.
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(RNS) A new report mapping the Catholic Church’s more than 1.2 billion souls — on track to reach 1.64 billion by 2050 — holds some surprises.
Bishop of Rome from 1963 to his death in 1978, Paul VI is now Blessed Paul VI. But why would Pope Francis have thought it significant to beatify this pope, so soon after canonizing John XXIII and John Paul II?
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A recent analytical report by Pew Research Center, ...
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