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Analysis: Benedict XVI's letter - what the reaction revealed

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2018 CNA.- The story of Benedict XVI’s letter and the communication issues it raised, dubbed “Lettergate,” has led to the resignation of a curial prefect, among other things.

Brazilian bishop charged with stealing money from diocesan donations

BRASILIA, Brazil (CNS) -- Bishop Jose Ronaldo Ribeiro of Formosa was arrested and charged, along with four diocesan priests, of stealing about $606,000 of diocesan money.

Puerto Rico still suffering; Extension campaign aims to help its parishes

CHICAGO (CNS) -- Six months after Hurricane Maria wreaked unprecedented devastation on Puerto Rico, the island is still suffering, and much of the relief and recovery help people have received has come from Catholic parishes.

Russian Catholic leaders pledge to work with Putin after election win

WARSAW, Poland (CNS) -- Russia's minority Catholic Church has pledged to help build a civil society after the nation's March 18 election and called on President Vladimir Putin to "justify voters' confidence" after his victory.

Belgian priest: Vatican-China deal on bishops might really happen

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As rumors fly of an imminent Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops, a Belgian priest known as an expert on China said he thinks an agreement might really happen.

Israeli institute uses Mary Magdalene as inspiration to help women heal

MAGDALA, Israel (CNS) -- When Amoun Sleem was 8, after her mother's death, she dropped out of school and took to the streets as a beggar in Jerusalem's Old City, trying to help her father support her family.

Pope: Present in the Eucharist, Jesus transforms those who receive him

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Despite the chill and gusts of wind in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis welcomed the beginning of spring with an impromptu lesson about gardening and how to grow into being better Christians.

What Mary Eberstadt told Notre Dame about 'Humanae Vitae'

South Bend, Ind., Mar 20, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- Author Mary Eberstadt told students at the University of Notre Dame Tuesday that a 50-year-old document on contraception is critical to understanding the state of contemporary culture.

Pope accepts resignation of communications prefect

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After a very public controversy involving the use of a letter by retired Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Msgr. Dario Vigano as prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for Communication.

Pope confirms plans to attend World Meeting of Families in Dublin

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Receiving a delegation from Ireland and blessing an icon of the Holy Family, Pope Francis confirmed his intention to visit Dublin for the final days of the World Meeting of Families.