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Topic: excommunication

Pope Francis excommunicates Australian priest

Australian priest had continued to act publicly as a priest after having priestly facilities removed

Claims about MacKillop’s excommunication are false, says postulator

Claim that Mary MacKillop was excommunicated for speaking out against an abusive priest is an invention, says Fr Gardiner

Vatican makes it easier to punish abusive priests

New norms also strengthen penalty for attempting to ordain women as clergy