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Northern Ireland border communities anxious amid Brexit deal

With Britain's departure from the European Union, identity and customs checks could return to the Irish border — and with it, people fear, the enmities that caused the decades of violence.

Indigenous priest says celibacy doesn’t cause shortages in Amazon

One of the few indigenous priests participating in this month’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon has weighed in on the issue of celibacy, saying it is a virtue everyone can live, but refrained from offering an opinion on the debate surrounding married priests in the Amazon.

Sioux leader charges Church with ‘genocide’; says Amazon is Dakotas 120 years ago

A leader of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has accused the Church of taking part in the most “tragic genocide, ecocide and ethnocide the human history can remember” against the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Gov. Cuomo pledges ‘full support’ for public statue of Mother Cabrini

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the formation of a "state commission" to work with the Columbus Citizens Foundation and the Diocese of Brooklyn, among others, to fund creation of a statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini and find a site for it.

Australia to amend religious freedom bills to consider health facilities

The Australian government said it will make changes to religious freedom legislation concerning religious hospitals and aged-care facilities, after the Catholic Church pushed for changes to a recently released draft legislation package.