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    Jul 24, 2014

    Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

    By Cindy Wooden
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS file photo/Paul Haring)

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Church law has procedures and penalties for effectively dealing with allegations of clerical sexual abuse, but the Vatican is working to revise a section of the Code of Canon Law to make those norms and procedures clearer and, therefore, more effective, said the president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.

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    Jul 24, 2014

    Free from ordeal in Sudan, woman condemned for apostasy meets pope

    (CNS photos/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

    By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Meeting a Sudanese woman who risked execution for not renouncing her Catholic faith, Pope Francis thanked Meriam Ibrahim

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    Jul 23, 2014

    Along the border: Agent has keen eye for signs of people on move


    Story and photos by Nancy Wiechec, Catholic News Service
    (Editor's Note: This report is based on an official ride-along opportunity with the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson sector.

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    Jul 23, 2014

    U.S. AIDS official praises church efforts, warns against stigma against gays

    Story and photos by Paul Jeffrey, Catholic News Service
    MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) -- The U.S. government global AIDS coordinator praised faith-based groups for their action to combat AIDS but warned against

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