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Light from the East

Light from the East

Ten years ago last month, the Synod of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church took a striking decision: it elected its youngest member, 40-year old Bishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, as leader of the largest of the eastern Catholic Churches, a choice confirmed by Pope Benedict XVI. In

Diocese: Priest’s omission of palm blessing in protest over Vatican ruling ‘reprehensible’

Diocese: Priest’s omission of palm blessing in protest over Vatican ruling ‘reprehensible’

A Catholic diocese in Italy has described a priest’s refusal to bless palms on Sunday because of the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for same-sex unions as “reprehensible.” The Diocese of Spezia-Sarzana-Brugnato said that the matter was being addressed according to Church norms. Fr. Giulio Mignani,