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Jerusalem's Christian leaders decry Trump decision on city (Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem)

Thu, 2017-12-07 04:12
President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will “yield increased hatred, conflict, violence, and suffering” and “cause irreparable harm,” the city’s Catholic, Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Protestant leaders said in a joint statement.

Pope meets with Palestinian religious leaders, encourages dialogue (Vatican Press Office)

Thu, 2017-12-07 04:12
“I am conscious of the kindness that the authorities of the State of Palestine, particularly President Mahmoud Abbas, have shown to the Christian community,” the Pope said in his remarks. The meeting came the day after Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Palestinian Commission for Interreligious Dialogue established a Joint Working Group for Dialogue.

Pope Francis: general audience on apostolic journey to Myanmar, Bangladesh (full text) (Vatican Press Office)

Thu, 2017-12-07 04:12
Click here for a video of the Pope’s 12/6 general audience.

UN rights chief calls for probe into attacks against Rohingya, says genocide 'cannot be ruled out' (UN News Centre)

Thu, 2017-12-07 04:12
L’Osservatore Romano (12/7 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Resignations and appointments (12/6) (Vatican Press Office)

Thu, 2017-12-07 04:12
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Brazilian bishop for reasons of age. The prelate was succeeded by his coadjutor.

Papal audiences (12/6) (Vatican Press Office)

Thu, 2017-12-07 04:12
The Pontiff received participants in a meeting of the Permanent Committee for Dialogue with Religious Figures of Palestine.

Praise from Pontiff at 90th birthday celebration for Cardinal Sodano (Vatican Press Office)

Wed, 2017-12-06 23:12
Pope Francis highly praised Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the longtime Vatican Secretary of State, at a Mass celebrating the 90th birthday of the powerful Italian prelate. Cardinal Sodano continues to act at the Dean of the College of Cardinals.

Filipino bishop denounces killing after priest is gunned down by vigilantes (Fides)

Wed, 2017-12-06 22:12
After a Catholic priest was gunned down by vigilantes in Mindanao on December 4, Bishop Edwin de La Pena condemned the killing as “a crime that shouts out to heaven for justice.” Father Tito Paez was the first Catholic priest to become a victim of extra-judicial killings; a Protestant pastor in Mindanao and eight other people were killed by soldiers the previous day.

New Jersey archdiocese in court challenge to state law on cemetery-headstone sales (AP)

Wed, 2017-12-06 22:12
Lawyers for the Archdiocese of Newark and the state of New Jersey were in court on December 6, debating a new state law that prohibits the sale of headstones by private religious cemeteries. The archdiocese is challenging the law, which threatens a major source of income for the Catholic cemeteries.

Australian lawmakers approve legal recognition of same-sex marriage (AP)

Wed, 2017-12-06 22:12
Australia’s parliament has voted to recognize same-sex marriages, with the legislation passing both houses by comfortable margins. The lawmakers voted down “conscience-clause” provisions.

Vice President Pence meets with Iraqi archbishop ahead of Middle East trip (National Catholic Register)

Wed, 2017-12-06 06:12
Archbishop Bashar Warda is the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region.

Thomas Aquinas College evacuated as wildfire spreads (Fox Los Angeles)

Wed, 2017-12-06 06:12
Click here for updates from the college.

4 gunmen kill priest in Philippines (Fides)

Wed, 2017-12-06 06:12
“The execution is a brutal act that aims to sow terror among those who oppose the militaristic and despotic nature of [President Rodrigo] Duterte’s government,” a nun said.

Brazilian court convicts man in 1987 murder of Spanish Jesuit missionary (Fides)

Wed, 2017-12-06 06:12
Father Vicente Cañas (1939-87) was the first to evangelize the isolated Enawene Nawe tribe in the Amazon basin. He was stabbed to death by cattle ranchers.

Pope reflects on apostolic journey to Myanmar, Bangladesh (Vatican Radio)

Wed, 2017-12-06 05:12
Click here for a video of the Pope’s 12/6 general audience.

Pope Francis: 'safeguard the treasure of the incredible patrimony of the Latin tradition' (Vatican Radio)

Wed, 2017-12-06 05:12
The Pontiff made his remarks in a message to the pontifical academies, in which he spoke of the importance of the Latin Fathers for the education of youth.

South Sudan: leading prelate addresses governors, pleads for peace (Vatican Radio)

Wed, 2017-12-06 05:12
The South Sudanese Civil War began in 2013. An estimated 1.5 million civilians have fled the nation of 12.5 million, and an additional 2.1 million are internally displaced.

Indian archdiocese ready to gather evidence on Kandhamal martyrs (Vatican Radio)

Wed, 2017-12-06 05:12
An estimated 100 Christians were slain in a 2008 pogrom in the east Indian state of Odisha (Orissa).