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Pope Francis: ‘in God’s love is the source of all our hope’

Wed, 2017-06-14 02:56

Continuing his series of Wednesday general audiences devoted to Christian hope, Pope Francis devoted his June 14 audience to the relationship between God’s love and our hope.

Holy See names new head of hospital that suffered financial scandal

Wed, 2017-06-14 01:54

The Holy See has appointed Antonio Maria Leozappa, a business attorney, as the president of the Luigi Maria Monti Foundation, which runs the Dermatological Institute of the Immaculate Conception in Rome.

English bishop: Trump on ‘wrong side of history’ on climate change

Wed, 2017-06-14 01:29

In a letter to the editor of the Times of London, a Catholic bishop in England strongly criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Eastern Catholic leader recalls 70th anniversary of deportation of Ukrainians

Wed, 2017-06-14 01:18

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has recalled the 70th anniversary of Operation Vistula, in which the Communist governments of Poland and the Soviet Union forcibly deported over 140,000 Ukrainians from their homes in Poland.

Detroit’s Chaldean bishop responds to deportation of Iraqi Christians

Wed, 2017-06-14 00:59

Bishop Francis Kalabat, the Chaldean Catholic bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, described the federal government’s immigration roundup of dozens of Detroit-area Iraqi Christians as “a very strange and painful day for our community in America.”

Nigerian Jesuit discusses kidnapping

Wed, 2017-06-14 00:30

Father Samuel Okwuidegbe, a Jesuit who was kidnapped for three days in April while on his way to give a retreat in Onitsha, Nigeria, has discussed his experience on the website of Africa’s Jesuit superiors.

Bishop calls on South Sudan’s Catholics to ‘pray a lot more’ for peace

Wed, 2017-06-14 00:14

The president of Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC), which includes prelates from Sudan and South Sudan, called upon the faithful of South Sudan to pray and do penance for peace.

Pope adds new meeting to schedule for bishops’ ad limina visits

Tue, 2017-06-13 13:22

Pope Francis has added a new step to the procedure for bishops’ ad limina visits to Rome, having the visiting bishops meet in a group with leaders of the Roman Curia.

Irish bishops say Church now faces hostility in country

Tue, 2017-06-13 13:15

Two Irish bishops have remarked on the growing hostility toward the Church in that country.

New appointments, new direction for Pontifical Academy for Life

Tue, 2017-06-13 12:49

Pope Francis has appointed 45 new members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, having eliminated all of the Academy’s members earlier this year.

Synod office launches web site for interaction with youth

Tue, 2017-06-13 12:34

In preparation for the October 2018 meeting of the Synod of Bishops, which will discuss youth and vocation, the office of the Synod has launched a new web site, designed to encourage contributions by young people.

Mexican priests are targets of violence

Tue, 2017-06-13 11:49

“Violence against the clergy has increased in recent years, but nothing concrete has been done to stop it,” reports Father Omar Sotelo, the director of the Catholic Multimedia Centre in Mexico.

Algeria: Catholic church demolished to make way for new mosque

Tue, 2017-06-13 11:42

Authorities in Algeria have demolished a Catholic church in Sidi Moussa, a town south of Algiers, and plan to build a mosque and Islamic school on the site.

Abortion increasingly common for multiple pregnancies, English statistics show

Tue, 2017-06-13 11:38

British women who find themselves pregnant with twins are increasingly likely to abort one of the children.

Pope challenges faithful to concrete acts, in message for World Day of the Poor

Tue, 2017-06-13 10:54

In his message for the first World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis writes, “everyone, independent of religious affiliation, is invited to openness and sharing with the poor through concrete signs of solidarity and fraternity.”

Report: 190 incidents of anti-Christian violence in Sri Lanka since 2015

Tue, 2017-06-13 02:16

The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka said recently that there have been 190 incidents of anti-Christian violence since 2015, including at least 20 this year.

500,000 people see relics of St. Nicholas in Moscow

Tue, 2017-06-13 02:01

The number of pilgrims who have come to Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas has surpassed 500,000, according to a spokesman for the Moscow patriarchate.

Taizé works to bridge St. Louis racial divide

Tue, 2017-06-13 01:34

Three years after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, 1,000 people have taken part in a Taizé “walk of trust.”

Prelate: people have a right to migrate for their survival

Tue, 2017-06-13 01:06

A Guatemalan bishop who has traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, for a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council emphasized that “people must have a right to migrate when their very lives are at stake, when their own country does not provide them with their basic right to live a dignified life.”

Moscow patriarch emphasizes Christian link between Russia, Latin America

Tue, 2017-06-13 00:49

In a speech to Latin American ambassadors to Russia, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow emphasized the ties that bind Russian Orthodox Christians to Christians in Latin America.