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Pope voices ‘pain’ over Canadian deaths, doesn’t apologize

UPDATED: Sun., June 6, 2021

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his pain over the discovery in Canada of the remains of 215 Indigenous students of church-run residential schools and pressed religious and political authorities to shed light on “this sad affair.” But he didn’t offer the apology sought by the Canadian prime minister.
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Wisconsin priest digs in to refuse bishop’s demand to resign

UPDATED: Sat., June 5, 2021

MADISON, Wis. — The Rev. James Altman calls himself “a lowly priest” serving a blue-collar city in western Wisconsin. But when his bishop demanded his resignation – after a series of divisive remarks about politics and the pandemic – Altman refused to oblige and has since raised more than $640,000 from his conservative supporters to defend himself.
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Cardinal Pell eyes a Vatican scandal he suspected long ago

UPDATED: Sat., May 22, 2021

ROME – Cardinal George Pell is enjoying his first Roman spring since being exonerated of sex abuse charges in his native Australia: He receives visitors to his Vatican flat, sips midday Aperol spritzes at the outdoor cafe downstairs and keeps up religiously with news of a Holy See financial scandal that he suspected years ago.