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Tens of thousands of Iranians take to streets to defend government; more victims and arrests (AsiaNews)

Thu, 2018-01-04 03:01
L’Osservatore Romano (1/4 Italian ed.) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Papal condolences after bus crash in Peru (Vatican Press Office)

Thu, 2018-01-04 03:01
Pope Francis has sent a message of condolence following an accident in which a bus plunged off a mountain road near Pasamayo, Peru, killing at least 50 people.

North Korea's 20-minute call to the South establishes contact for 1st time in 2 years (Newsweek)

Thu, 2018-01-04 03:01
L’Osservatore Romano (1/4 Italian ed.) devoted prominent front-page coverage to this story.

Nigerian archbishop prods government on search for kidnapped nuns (CNA)

Thu, 2018-01-04 03:01
Archbishop Alfred Martin of Lagos, Nigeria, has questioned whether government forces are energetically searching for six kidnapped nuns. The nuns were seized from their residence in the southern Edo state by unidentified gunmen on November 13. “It is disheartening that the security agencies have not been able to get the sisters out,” the archbishop said.

Resignations and appointments (1/3) (Vatican Press Office)

Thu, 2018-01-04 03:01
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Spanish bishop for reasons of age and appointed a successor. He also appointed bishops in Brazil and Ireland.

Beatification near for monks killed in Algeria in 1996? (Le Parisien (French))

Thu, 2018-01-04 03:01
The Vatican may soon announce plans for the beatification of seven Cistercian monks who were abducted and killed by Islamic militants in Algeria in 1996, according to French media reports. The report also indicates that beatification might be approved for Bishop Pierre Claverie of Oran, who was killed that year, and for several other monks, nuns, and missionary priests who were slain in Algeria in 1994 and 1995.

Papal Mass scheduled for World Day of Migrants and Refugees (Vatican Press Office)

Thu, 2018-01-04 03:01
Pope Francis will celebrate a special Mass in the Vatican basilica on Sunday, January 14, for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the Vatican has announced. In his message for the observance, released last August, the Pope said society has an obligation “to welcome, to protect, to promote, and to integrate” migrants and refugees. “Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ,” he wrote.

Pennsylvania organ company supplies organ to the Vatican (Allen Organ Company)

Thu, 2018-01-04 02:01
The digital organ, donated to the Vatican, is now used during Masses in St. Peter’s Square. On December 31, the organ made its debut inside the basilica, where it supplements the pipe organ, according to L’Osservatore Romano (p. 7).

French bishops launch fundraising campaign as number of Catholics declines (CWN)

Wed, 2018-01-03 07:01

As France’s Catholic population declines, the French bishops’ conference has launched a fundraising campaign using radio, social media, and advertising inserts.

Topic of Pope's weekly audience: the penitential act of the Mass (Vatican Press Office)

Wed, 2018-01-03 07:01
Click here for video of the Pope’s January 3 general audience.

Italian prelate denounces gambling (CWN)

Wed, 2018-01-03 07:01

Comparing “pathological” gamblers to Peter Pans who do not wish to grow up, an Italian archbishop has warned the faithful about the dangers of gambling addiction.

French theologian named to Legion of Honor (CWN)

Wed, 2018-01-03 06:01

President Emmanuel Macron has named a French theologian and historian as an Officer of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest order of merit.

21 people are dead and 450 under arrest in Iran's bloody week of protests (Business Insider)

Wed, 2018-01-03 05:01
L’Osservatore Romano (1/3 Italian ed.) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

DR Congo: priests arrested in crackdown on Church-backed protests (AFP)

Wed, 2018-01-03 05:01
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, a nation of 83 million, is 50% Catholic. The nation’s president, Joseph Kabila, has governed beyond his constitutional term limit, and the hierarchy has repeatedly called for new elections.

Kim Jong Un highlights his 'nuclear button,' offers Olympic talks (NBC News)

Wed, 2018-01-03 05:01
L’Osservatore Romano (1/3 Italian ed.) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

2 Coptic Christians slain in Cairo (AsiaNews)

Wed, 2018-01-03 05:01
The New Year’s murder of 2 Christians at a Cairo liquor store follows December 29 attacks on a church and store in Helwan. “We can be attacked, and this can happen at any time,” said Father Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt.

Israeli archaeologists find 2,700-year-old 'governor of Jerusalem' seal impression (Reuters)

Wed, 2018-01-03 05:01
The discovery “supports the biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of the city in Jerusalem 2,700 years ago,” stated the Israeli Antiquities Authority.

Nations look to Holy See for leadership on migration and refugees, says Vatican official (Vatican News)

Wed, 2018-01-03 05:01
Father Michael Czerny is undersecretary of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development’s migrants and refugees office.

Philippine bishops' New Year's message highlights hope (CBCP News)

Wed, 2018-01-03 05:01
“In the midst of heartless terrorism, in the midst of sinfulness, we have the confidence that Mary accompanies us in the midst of darkness and she leads us to hope,” said Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the bishops’ conference.

Vatican congregation creates app to assist with homilies (CWN)

Wed, 2018-01-03 04:01

The Congregation for the Clergy, in collaboration with the Secretariat for Communications, has created Clerus-App to help priests prepare for their Sunday homilies.