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Bishop Gabriel Mante and his diocese.
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Ghana prepares for fourth National Eucharistic Congress

Bishop Gabriel A. A. Mante, the Bishop of Jasikan Diocese has urged Catholics in all Dioceses of Ghana to organise local events to raise awareness on the upcoming Fourth National Eucharistic Congress scheduled to take place from August 7 to 13 at Jasikan. Bishop Mante said, “while we wait with […]

People walk past vendors and shops in 2016 in Accra, Ghana. In preparation for Ghana's 60th anniversary celebration March 6. Members of the Ghana Bishops' Conference have called on Ghanaians to continue to make the nation truly the "Star of Africa," a symbol of hope for Africa's total liberation. (Credit: CNS photo/Luc Gnago, Reuters.)
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Ghanaian bishops: Avoid vices to keep Ghana as ‘Star of Africa’

“The bishops of Ghana wrote a letter calling the citizens to continue to make the nation truly the “Star of Africa,” a symbol of hope for Africa’s total liberation, on the occasion of the country’s 60th anniversary since its independence. The bishops urged all “to contribute to making Ghana what […]

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at the general audience on Oct. 19, 2016. Credit: Lucia Ballester/CNA.
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No, Pope Francis didn’t say Christianity and Islam should merge

Vatican City.- Widely shared quotes attributed to Pope Francis, in which he advocates for a merging of the religions of Christianity and Islam, have been debunked by the Vatican as fake. One of the quotes falsely attributed to Francis states: “Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed […]

Italian priest accused of organizing orgies, prostituting women
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Italian priest accused of organizing orgies, prostituting women

Rome, Italy — An Italian priest from northern Italy has been accused of pimping out some 15 women, as well as organizing and filming orgies in his rectory. The priest, 48 year-old Father Andrea Contin, was the parish priest at the church of San Lazzaro in Padua. He is under police […]

Austrian Bishop Benno Elbs
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Austrian bishop: ‘Remarried’ Catholics now have ‘blessing of the Pope’ to receive Communion

An Austrian bishop has given a sweeping interview claiming that “remarried” Catholics now have the “blessing of the Pope” to receive Communion, the use of contraception is “a decision of conscience” for couples, and homosexuals can constitute a “family.” Bishop Benno Elbs, who heads the Feldkirch diocese in west Austria, made […]