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The plea is listed for hearing on Tuesday before a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao.
Pope Francis has convened a meeting of South American bishops next year focusing on the plight of the church in the Amazon, a vast territory served by far too few priests.
Cardinal Bernard Law, disgraced by 'Spotlight's Boston Catholic priest sex abuse investigation, dies at 86
Evidence that the former archbishop of Boston had protected paedophile priests for years and hushed up their abuse of children to protect the Church hierarchy shattered a once venerated career.