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  • Pope Francis took the first step Monday to reorganize the Vatican’s powerful doctrine office, removing the No. 2 official widely believed responsible for a controversial document barring blessings for same-sex couples because God “cannot bless sin.” Francis named Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, currently the secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, bishop of the Italian diocese of Reggio Emilia-Guastalla. The move amounts to a demotion since Morandi currently has the title of archbishop, yet is heading to a small diocese, not an archdiocese.

  • The Catholic Church in Rome on Tuesday strongly condemned as “offensive and unacceptable” a funeral procession outside a local church in which the casket was draped in a Nazi flag and mourners gave the fascist salute. In a statement Tuesday, the Vicariate of Rome strongly condemned the scene and stressed that neither the parish priest, nor the priest who celebrated the funeral, knew what was going to transpire outside after the funeral Mass ended. It called the swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag “a horrendous symbol irreconcilable with Christianity.”

  • Far-right Hindu groups in India have been openly calling for violence against Indian Muslims, Christians and Sikhs, with many demanding a “repeat” of the 1984 genocide of Sikhs. Nationalist populism: A Hindutva event in Haridwar last December and the cancellation of a visit to Punjab by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week have become widely discussed recently. An event hosted by conservative Hindu groups last month caused uproar across India when clips from the event showed community leaders calling for open violence against Muslims.

  • In his address, he also denounced the spread of "baseless" misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, noting the moral responsibility to get vaccinated.

  • How an unlikely hope led to a dark new radicalism among the right's intelligentsia

  • Olivetti is accused of mishandling the response to sexual abuse involving minors in his congregation, has been placed on leave effective immediately.

  • Christ the Savior Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church and Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church held the annual river blessing.

  • Pope Francis suggested Monday that getting vaccinated against the coronavirus was a “moral obligation" and denounced how people had been swayed by “baseless information” to refuse one of the most effective measures to save lives during the pandemic. Francis used some of his strongest words yet calling for people to get vaccinated in a speech to ambassadors accredited to the Holy See, an annual event in which he sets out the Vatican’s foreign policy goals for the year. Francis, 85, has generally shied away from speaking about vaccination as a “moral obligation,” though his COVID-19 advisors have referred to it as a “moral responsibility."

  • The Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open to the public for tours from April 28 to June 4, 2022. Admission is free but parking passes are required and can be reserved at www.dctemple.org.

  • "It's heartbreaking. It's God's house," said Pastor Milton Taylor. He can't wrap his head around why someone would shoot a church that feeds the community.

  • Los miembros de un grupo de la sociedad civil participan en una vigilia con velas para rendir homenaje al ciudadano de Sri Lanka Priyantha Kumara, que fue linchado por una turba musulmana en Pakistán. AP Photo/K.M. ChaudaryUn hombre de Sri Lanka trabajando en Pakistán, Priyantha Kumara, fue linchado por una turba el 3 de diciembre, 2021, debido a acusaciones de blasfemia. Estos trágicos asesinatos en Pakistán por acusaciones de blasfemia no se tratan solo de vigilantismo extrajudicial. Junaid Ha

  • Americans need a break. Maybe blue laws can help.

  • As you read this you will be sitting in your warm comfortable house, sipping coffee or tea, eating a hot delicious meal and, perhaps, you’ll pick up your Bible tonight and read it.

  • Pope Francis took aim at cancel culture during his annual address Monday, warning that it is a kind of 'one-track thinking' that risk silencing important voices

  • Pope Francis contacted Timothy Cardinal Dolan to share his sympathies after the high-rise fire that killed 17 people Sunday in the Bronx.

  • Pope Francis recommended dialogue and justice in his call on Sunday to end violence in Kazakhstan, where dozens of people were killed last week, Reuters reported. In his Sunday address at St. Peters Square, Pope Francis said he will pray for the families involved in the current crisis."I have learned with sorrow that there have been victims during the protests that have broken out in recent days in Kazakhstan," Pope Francis said. "I pray for...

  • IU South Bend students made benches for the church and for the Near Northwest Neighborhood Center.

  • This year marks the centennial celebration for the magnificent E.M. Skinner organ that has been a part of the sanctuary since 1922.

  • Rabbi Hillel Skolnik, senior rabbi at Congregation Tifereth Israel on the East Side, is this week's Keeping the Faith columnist.

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