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National / International News

U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.

Bishop of Tulsa, Oklahoma, retires; pope names Texas priest successor

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward J. Slattery of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and named as his successor Father David Konderla, a priest of the Diocese of Austin, Texas.

Pope did not say he'd ordain women deacons, spokesman says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis "did not say he intends to introduce a diaconal ordination for women," and he certainly did not speak about the ordination of women priests, the Vatican spokesman said.