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    Sep 23, 2014

    Vatican puts former nuncio accused of sex abuse under house arrest

    By Francis X. Rocca
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS file photo/Paul Haring)

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican has placed a laicized papal ambassador under house arrest as he awaits a criminal trial for sexually abusing young boys.

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    Sep 23, 2014

    Studies confirm religion increases longevity, and marriage does too

    (CNS file photo/Jon L. Hendricks)

    By Nancy Frazier O'Brien, Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Study after study has confirmed that those who are involved in religion and those who are married are healthier,

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    Sep 23, 2014

    Survivors of Albania's dictatorship give witness, move pope to tears

    By Carol Glatz
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photos/L'Osservatore Romano via EPA)

    TIRANA, Albania (CNS) -- Two survivors of Albania's communist crackdown against the church brought Pope Francis to tears with their stories during a vespers service in Tirana's cathedral Sept. 21.

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    Sep 22, 2014

    Marchers hope grass-roots action shows urgent need for climate solution

    (CNS photo/Peter Foley, EPA)

    By Beth Griffin, Catholic News Service
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Myriad Catholic groups joined a singing, chanting, sea of people who streamed along Manhattan's West Side Sept. 21

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