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The martyr priest, now Saint Romero, challenged the power in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – In 1980, the day after he called on El Salvador's military to stop a series of abuses that would spark a 12-year civil war in the impoverished country, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot dead. A statue of the late Archbishop of San Salvador, Mons. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, who is declared a saint by the Catholic …

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Who is Georges Lemaître? Big Bang theory physicist and priest honored by Google Doodle

Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître was a priest, physicist and astronomer whose controversial "cosmic egg" theory became the most prominent concept of cosmology – the Big Bang Theory. Now, on the scientist's 124th birthday, Google has honored him with a scribble. But who is Georges Lemaître and what were his main ideas? Lemaître was born in 1894 in Charleroi, Belgium. …

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French priest forced to retire after beating a baby during baptism

ROME – An elderly priest was suspended in France for slapping a crying baby during a christening after a video of the incident became viral early in the week. Video shows how young parents distract their child from birth. the former Father Jacques LaCroix, after beating him twice last Sunday during the baptism ritual The video shows the priest repeatedly …

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Priest who has beaten baby during baptism, suspended from church activities

The French priest, caught on video while slapping a visibly frightened child during baptism, was identified and suspended from all baptisms and wedding celebrations. A Friday Declaration by the French diocese of Meaux, Father Jacques Lacroix, 89, was removed from all activities around the church after the video became viral and caused anger and indignation to millions of people who …

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French priest suspended after beating a baby during baptism

A French Catholic priest was suspended on Friday after a video in which he beat a crying baby during a christening ceremony became viral and caused widespread condemnation on social media. In footage posted on Twitter on Thursday, gasps are heard as the 89-year-old priest, after telling the child to "be quiet," hits his cheek sharply. A few seconds later …

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Pope to meet more survivors of Chile's most notorious abuser priest

ROME – Continuing efforts to cleanse the Catholic Church in Chile, whose leadership is tasked with veiling cases of sexual abuse of clergy, abuse of power and conscience, will welcome Pope Francis to other victims of the country's most notorious abusive priest in Rome as papal guests On 1.-3. In June, a group of nine people, including seven priests and …

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Ryan restores House Chaplain after Priest has decided to fight dismissal

Mr. Ryan, who is also a Roman Catholic, responded quickly. "My original decision was made in what I considered the best interest of this institution," he said. "To be clear, this decision was based on my duty to ensure that the house has the kind of pastoral services it deserves." But he did not want the fight demanded by the …

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