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Papua New Guinea observes World Day Against Witchcraft and Sorcery Accusation

Thousands march in a peaceful demonstration in Papua New Guinea, in recognition of the First International Day against Witchcraft and Sorcery Accusation.

Black Catholics laud Harris pick; others scrutinize past record

Joe Biden's choice of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, as his vice presidential running mate elicited broad smiles from key black Catholics. Others, though, started criticizing her record nearly as soon as the pick was publicized Aug. 11.

More US churches sue to challenge COVID-19 restrictions

Churches in California and Minnesota, backed by a conservative legal group, filed lawsuits this week against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak that they contend are violations of religious liberty.

Across faiths in England, pandemic alters worship, rites

London and its environs are home to a notable diversity of faiths and flocks. Rites that have been the bedrock of their beliefs for centuries had to evolve swiftly during the pandemic lockdown to be safe and relevant for the faithful amid global uncertainty.

Church in the Philippines condemns efforts to resurrect capital punishment

Catholic leaders in the Philippines are urging Congress to ignore the call of President Rodrigo Duterte to reimpose the death penalty in the country.

Ex-archbishop in Chile dies before facing trial for sex abuse

A former powerful Chilean archbishop removed from the priesthood by Pope in 2018 died Wednesday, without ever facing trial for allegation of sexually abusing minors.

Australian men challenged to be agents of new evangelisation

The Director of the Center for Evangelisation of Sydney Archdiocese reflects on the role of lay men and says Australian Bishops recognize that their participation in the Church and society “is something that ought to concern the Church and makes a claim on our faith.”

Catholic baker's sweet treats make occasions 'a little more meaningful'

Taize's New Year pilgrimage, exhibition of Shroud of Turin postponed

Black Catholics laud Kamala Harris pick; others scrutinize past record