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UCAN News - Feb 23

Indian News
Kerala nuns charged with confining rape witness
  Nun claims she was held against her will but a regional superior has accused her of fabrication.
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UCA Asia News - Feb 23

Families say he was earlier threatened with death by Hindu villagers for converting to Christianity

UCAN News - Feb 22

Indian News
Kerala nuns charged with confining rape witness
 Nun claims she was held against her will but a regional superior has accused her of fabrication.
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Vatican Dossier - Feb 22

 
Sexual Abuse and Protection of Minors

‘We Need to Be Concrete,’ Pope Demands as He Inaugurates Summit for Protection of Minors

‘The holy People of God look to us, and expects from us not simple and predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures to be undertaken’
 
Sexual Abuse and Protection of Minors

Father Lombardi Summarizes the Meeting on the Protection of Minors in 12 Questions and Answers

“To Help Bishops Understand Fully What They Must Do”
 
Pope and Holy See

Pope Sends Telegram for Victims of Landslide in a Mine in Gbanipea, Liberia

Holy Father Prays for Consolation of the Affected, Invokes Abundant Blessings
 

Matters India - Feb 22

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Cardinal Gracias admits failure in handling sexual abuse allegations

Vatican, Feb 21 2019: One of the Catholic Church's most senior cardinals has admitted that he could have better handled sexual abuse allegations that were brought to him. Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Mumbai is one ... Read more  
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UCA Asia News - Feb 21

Public bays for blood, Catholics pray for peace as tension escalates on India-Pakistan border after worst attack in 30 years

Vatican Dossier - Feb 21

 
Pope and Holy See

FEATURE: Historic Vatican Actions to Save the Roman Jewish Community Revealed Through Documents to Pope Francis

‘Historical evidence shows that the Catholic Church, under the Pontificate of Pius XII, saved an estimated 847,000 Jews during WWII’
 
General Audience

‘Respond to the Invitation to Know God as Father,’ Urges Pope

At General Audience, Reminds: ‘When we speak of God as “Father”, then, we must go beyond a merely earthly image, for God’s love is that of our Father who is in heaven’
 
Analysis

ANALYSIS: Communicate and Participate: A New Paradigm in Church Communications?

New Book by Fr. Benjamin Clariond, LC, Suggests a Target of the Common Good
 
 
Papal Texts

‘Following Example of Padre Pio, Don’t Tire of Entrusting Yourselves to Christ’

Pope Reflects on Holy and Illustrious Padre Pio to pilgrims from Archdiocese of Benevento
 
General Audience

Pope at General Audience on ‘Our Father, Who Art in Heaven’ (Full Text)

‘If even all our earthly loves crumbled and we had nothing left other than dust, there is always for all of us, burning, the unique and faithful love of God’
 
Sexual Abuse and Protection of Minors

Organizing Committee of Abuse Summit Meet with Victims Ahead of Historic Event

12 People from Around the World Belonging to Various Organizations
 

UCAN News - Feb 20

Indian News
Curfew continues in Jammu for 5th day
  Since the curfew was imposed, there have been no untoward incidents.
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Vatican Dossier - Feb 20

 
Pope's Morning Homily

Santa Marta: ‘Our God has Feelings’

The Weak Pay the Price of War
 
Sexual Abuse and Protection of Minors

Statement Prior to Meeting on Protection of Minors in Rome UISG / USG

‘The abuse of children is wrong anywhere and anytime: this point is not negotiable.’
 
Catholic Church

Jesuits: Pope Approves Their ‘Apostolic Preferences’ for the Next Ten Years

‘In Harmony with the Present Apostolic Priorities of the Church’
 

Matters India - Feb 20

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Nun rape case: Convent booked for harassing key witness

By Matters India Reporter Kochi, Feb. 19, 2019: The police in Kerala on February 19 registered a case against a Franciscan Clarist Congregation convent after a nun complained that she was illegally confined and tortured for ... Read more  
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