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Religious who are “illegitimately absent” from their religious house for a full year will be dismissed following a change to canon law.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will “kill” clerical abusers.

Cardinal Joseph Zen has called for the details of the provisional Vatican-China agreement to be made public.

The All India Catholic Union has expressed alarm at growing polarisation ahead of the country’s elections.

Three women have alleged that Bishop of Eamonn Casey abused them as children.

Fr Dwight Longenecker, James Reynolds, Fr Eric Sundrup SJ and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on papal ring-kissing.

And Joshua Hren examines the “cultural Catholicism” of George Saunders.

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