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Meeting with Vatican abuse investigator intens
SANTIAGO (CNS): Juan Carlos Cruz, a former Chilean seminarian who accused an incumbent bishop of abuse cover-up, met with Vatican investigator, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, a longtime expert on clergy sex abuse, and said he finally felt he had been heard. 
 
The two met for nearly four hours on February 17 at Manhattan’s Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, in the United States of America. 
 

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Official miraculous healing at Lourdes
ROME (CNS): On February 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonnin of Beauvais, France, announced  the 70th officially recognised miraculous cure of a pilgrim to the Lourdes grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous 160 years ago. 
 

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Apple shifts iCloud services in China to local firm
BEiIJING (SE): Apple will move the operation of its iCloud services in China to its partner company, the government-owned Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry (GBCD) on February 28. 
UCAN reported that the tech giant made the move to comply with new cybersecurity regulations laid out by Beijing. 
 

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Abuse case of Chilean bishop to be reviewed
VATICAN (CNS): Pope Francis asked Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, a longtime expert in handling abuse allegations, to gather new information in Chile concerning Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno.
 
The Vatican said in a communiqué on January 30 that Pope Francis decided to send the archbishop to the Chilean capital of Santiago “to listen to those who expressed a willingness to submit information in their possession,” the communiqué said. 

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Duterte names new envoy to the Vatican
MANILA (SE): Grace Relucio-Princesa, has been named as the new Philippine ambassador to the Holy See by the president, Rodrigo Duterte, Vatican News reported on January 23.
 
Relucio-Princesa is currently the assistant secretary of the Department Legislative Liaison Unit and the president of the Department of Foreign Affairs Ladies Foundation.
 

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Nigeria under siege from many forces
LAGOS (CNS): Nigeria’s bishops condemned what they call brutal massacres of innocent people with at least 80 people killed since the start of the year in conflict over fertile land.
 

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Radicals stage protest at Catholic school
Mumbai (AsiaNews): A group of radicals in Madhya Pradesh staged a protest on January 15 against a Catholic school, run by the Sisters of St Joseph of Chambery for reprimanding two unruly students.
 

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Philippine rebels declare Christmas truce
MANILA (UCAN): Church leaders in The Philippines have welcomed ceasefire declarations from both the government and insurgents from the Communist-led New People’s Army (NPA), expressing hope that this would lead to the resumption of peace talks.
 

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Church opens on Nineveh Plains
TELLESKUF (SE): The Christian community of Telleskuf on the Nineveh Plains in Iraq gathered on December 14 for the re-consecration of the first Chaldean Catholic Church of St. George since the expulsion of the Islamic State from the region.
 

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