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Texas bishop says mass shootings 'most pressing life issue'

Some U.S. bishops spoke out against the easy accessibility to guns in the country following a May 24 rampage that left at least 19 children and two of their elementary school teachers dead in Uvalde, Texas.

Pope greets Russian patriarch, criticized for 'naïve' policy

Pope Francis has sent a protocol greeting to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, assuring him of prayers on his patron's feast day and stressing the value of human life and wisdom.

Pope Francis heartbroken after Texas school shooting, calls for an end to gun trafficking

Pope Francis on May 25 said his heart was "broken" after at least 19 schoolchildren and 2 adults were killed in Texas in America’s latest school shooting and called for an end to the trafficking of firearms.

Avoiding a deadlocked conclave

Thomas Reese: Before he dies or retires, Pope Francis needs to make changes in the process of electing a new pope to avoid the possibility of a deadlocked conclave.

Francis' clergy abuse law, 'Vos Estis,' isn't working. Here's how to fix it.

Commentary: In 2019 Pope Francis introduced Vos Estis Lux Mundi, a church law to hold bishops and religious superiors accountable for abuse. But to be the transformative tool that is needed, Vos Estis must be revised.

With his Communion ban, Cordileone harms the church more than Pelosi does

Michael Sean Winters: San Francisco's Salvatore Cordileone is a bomb thrower of an archbishop and he has thrown a bomb all right. But the real damage will not be done to the halls of government.

Jerusalem to Athens

Pencil Preaching for Wednesday, May 25, 2022

New Italian church head faces demands for abuse inquiry

Pope Francis named a bishop in his own image, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, as the new head of the Italian bishops conference.

Hong Kong Catholic cardinal denies charges over relief fund

Former Hong Kong Catholic leader Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others have denied charges for allegedly failing to register a relief fund aimed at financially assisting protesters who faced legal costs during the 2019 anti-government protests.

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.