Don’t give money to beggars, urges bishop

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence in the US has advised the faithful not to give money to the homeless, saying it “sustains a degrading lifestyle”, and urging support for charities instead. The blog post came after Francis said giving to beggars was always right.

Another priest is shot dead in Mexico

indigenous priest Fr Felipe Altamirano Carrillo was shot dead in the state of Nayarit in Mexico, last week. The area has recently been affected by a drugs war.

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