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    LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) -- Several Nigerian bishops, including the head of the bishops' conference, have criticized police attacks that have left at least 10 protesters dead and hundreds injured. The bishops say the protests are symptomatic of ongoing corruption ...



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Demonstrators burn two churches in Chile on anniversary of protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) -- Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. Church officials and media reports described the Oct. 18 gatherings through the country as peaceful, but unrest broke out late in the day, with some protesters entering and vandalizing parishes in Santiago, the national capital.

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In virtual seminar, Catholics urged to stand for faith in public square

PHOENIX (CNS) -- Ahead of what has been described as one of the most contentious elections in the United States, the Diocese of Phoenix offered a perspective on the role and responsibility of Catholics in the voting booth during its recent "Catholics in the Public Square Seminar" livestreamed from the diocesan pastoral center.

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Archbishop Sample leads rosary, exorcism to bring peace to Portland, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- Dakota Hulsey was diligently setting up tables in a downtown Portland restaurant Oct. 17. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw 225 people walking in procession behind the Eucharist on busy Northwest Everett Street. Hulsey paused for a moment, went to the window and gazed with folded hands, purple surgical gloves and all.

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