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July 30, 2015
Pope Francis waves to the general audience on April 1, 2015 in St. Peter's Square. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

.- The final plans are set for the public’s chance to watch Pope Francis’ Sept. 24 address to Congress live at the U.S. Capitol.

London. Credit: Karim von Orelli via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

.- Some Catholics in Great Britain are concerned the push for “British values” in schools, meant to counter Islamist extremism, could harm sincere religious believers and burden Catholic schools, rather than advance human dignity.

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.- A leading bishop in Catholic scouting says Catholics should continue to be involved in the Boy Scouts and work to ensure good youth outreach and consistency with Church teaching in response to a national policy change that allows gay leaders.
.- A fixed term mandate for Vatican officials serving in the Roman Curia was among recent proposals for the Vatican's ongoing reform process, and will likely be discussed at the Sept. 14-16 meeting of the Council of Cardinals.
.- Catholics in India have joined their confreres in paying tribute to and praying for APJ Abdul Kalam, who served as the nation's president from 2002 to 2007 and was beloved by Indians across religious and cultural divides.
.- Hundreds of women – along with scores of men – gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to protest what they see as betrayal of the nation’s women at the hands of Planned Parenthood.