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Chilean Bishops Resign En Masse over Sex Abuse Crisis

The entire body of the Chilean Catholic bishops’ conference—34 bishops in all—submitted signed resignations to Pope Francis this week over the country’s clerical sex abuse crisis.

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Vatican Swiss Guards Get New Lightweight PVC Helmets

The oldest and smallest standing army in the world, the Vatican Swiss Guard, is getting a partial wardrobe makeover, with new 3D-printed PVC helmets to replace their traditional metal headgear.

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Macron Tells French Bishops He Wants to Heal Church-State Relations

French President Emmanuel Macron told a meeting of French bishops Monday that he wished to heal Church-State relations in the country, whose particular strain of secularism (“laïcité”) was profoundly colored by the anti-clericalism of the French Revolution and its aftermath.