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    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' committees welcomed a new explanation from the Treasury Department that relaxed rules on the payment of taxes by churches and nonprofits that offer employee parking. Archbishop ...

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  • Shooting in Brazilian cathedral leaves five dead, four injured

    SAO PAULO (CNS) -- A gunman opened fire inside a Brazilian church, killing four people and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself, police said. The shooting occurred Dec. 11 just as parishioners from Our Lady of the Conception Cathedral ...

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  • Sisters of St. Joseph will not defend embezzling LA sisters

    Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 11, 2018 CNA.- The two religious sisters accused of embezzling from a California Catholic school face a criminal investigation, and will not be defended by their religious community. “The Archdiocese of Los Angeles ...

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Vatican publishes schedule for papal visit to Abu Dhabi


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When Pope Francis travels to the United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-5, he will meet with the international Muslim Council of Elders, participate in an interreligious meeting and celebrate Mass for the local Catholic population, the vast majority of whom are foreign workers.

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Three cardinals end service on pope's Council of Cardinals


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Three members of Pope Francis' Council of Cardinals have officially ended their service as papal advisers on the reform of the Roman Curia. In September, the council members had asked the pope for a reflection on "the work, structure and composition of the council itself, also taking into account the advanced age of some of its members."

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Shooting in Brazilian cathedral leaves five dead, four injured


SAO PAULO (CNS) -- A gunman opened fire inside a Brazilian church, killing four people and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself, police said. The shooting occurred Dec. 11 just as parishioners from Our Lady of the Conception Cathedral in Campinas, near Sao Paulo, were leaving a midday Mass.

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