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With Zimbabwe in turmoil over fuel hikes, archbishop calls for restraint (CNS)

The southern African nation of 14 million (map) is 75% Protestant and 7% Catholic.

Gunman kills estranged wife, wounds daughter at Houston parish (Houston Chronicle)

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the parish priest issued statements following the shooting at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church.

Poll: 75% of Americans support 'substantial' restrictions on abortion (Our Sunday Visitor)

The majority of Americans, however, describe themselves as “pro-choice” rather than “pro-life,” and only 42% say that life begins at conception, according to an annual Marist Poll.

Vatican archbishop writes book on life after death (Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italian))

A lengthy review in L’Osservatore Romano’s Italian edition (p. 4) expressed hope that Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia’s new book would help reawaken the desire for heaven in the Catholic imagination. Archbishop Paglia, 73, is president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and grand chancellor of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences.

Vatican releases document on human trafficking (CNA)

The 37-page document, “Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking,” was published by the Vatican’s Migrants and Refugee Section.

At March for Life, Trump vows to veto any pro-abortion legislation (Washington Post)

President Donald Trump pledged to veto any legislation that would promote legal abortion, in a video message to participants int he March for Life. Vice President Mike Pence appeared at the March in person to encourage the massive crowd.

English bishop says Britain in 'amazing political mess' over Brexit (CNS)

“This is a time of uncertainty, and I do think we should pray for our politicians and our leaders, that the Lord will guide them in order to find some kind of active plan and also that people will really get behind them in it,” Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth said after the House of Commons, in a 432-202 vote, rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit agreement with the EU.

Papal sends message to youth in Panama before World Youth Day trip (Vatican News)

Pope Francis sent a video message to the World Indigenous Youth Gathering, meeting in Panama this week, encouraging the fight against poverty and exclusion. The Holy Father will visit Panama next week for the 37th World Youth Day.

CDF, Asian bishops conclude meeting on doctrinal issues (Vatican News)

A delegation from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) have concluded a 4-day meeting with Asian Church leaders that took place in Bangkok this week. The meeting was devoted to doctrinal issues, with Luis Ladaria, the prefect of the CDF, reminding the representatives from Asian episcopal conferences of their “responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the doctrine of the faith.”

Archbishop Naumann: abuse weakens pro-life witness (Crux)

Speaking at a prayer vigil on the eve of the March for Life, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas said that the sex-abuse scandal “undermines every other ministry within the Church.” Archbishop Naumann, who chairs the pro-life committee of the US bishops’ conference, said that abuse “upends the pro-life ethic” because it is a violation of human dignity.