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Supreme Court sides with Arizona in death penalty cases

In a 6-3 ruling May 23, the Supreme Court said two Arizona death-row inmates could not present new evidence of ineffective counsel they said they received in state trials during their federal appeals.

Some bishops call San Francisco prelate ‘courageous’ for Pelosi statement

A number of U.S. Catholic bishops praised San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone for his "courageous" action in saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not "to be admitted" to Communion because of her stand on legalized abortion.

Returning from Ukraine, Polish archbishop urges Vatican to revise attitude

The president of the Polish bishops' conference criticized the Vatican's "naive and utopian" attitude to the war in Ukraine and urged Rome to show "greater maturity" in attitudes toward Russia.

Pelosi banned from Communion in San Francisco: Last Week in the Church with John Allen Jr.

In this episode: Pelosi banned from receiving Communion in San Francisco, Bono and the Pope fight climate change, and Cardinal Becciu claims innocence in Vatican trial. Plus, is Bill Gates’ Four Seasons coming to Rome?

Bishop Wcela, retired auxiliary of Rockville Centre, N.Y., dies at age 91

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Emil A. Wcela of Rockville Centre died May 21 at age 91.

Pope accepts resignation of St. Augustine, Fla., bishop, appoints successor

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Felipe J. Estévez of St. Augustine, Florida, and named as his successor Father Erik T. Pohlmeier, a pastor in the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Churches of Serbia, North Macedonia, end decades-old dispute

The head of Serbia's Orthodox Church said Tuesday that he would recognize the full independence of the church in neighboring North Macedonia, signaling an end to a decades-old religious dispute.

Pelosi pushes back on archbishop who denies her Communion

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Tuesday on the decision by San Francisco's Catholic archbishop to deny her Communion over her support of abortion rights.

Pope prays for victims of extreme weather in the US and in Canada

Pope Francis expresses his condolences for the victims of a tornado which struck the Gaylord community in Michigan, US, and for the loss of life caused by storms in southeastern Canada.

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Holy Land Coordination annual visit underway

The Holy Land Coordination (HLC) is holding its annual pilgrimage this week. The visit, which normally takes place in January, and which has been suspended for two years due to the pandemic, started on May 21 and will run until May 26.

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