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Iranian Christian convert discusses Christmas in prison (World Watch Monitor)

Wed, 2017-12-27 06:12
Conversion from Islam to Christianity is illegal in Iran. The nation of 82 million is over 99% Muslim.

England's Court of Appeal rejects religious objections to transgender parent's contact with children (Religion Clause)

Wed, 2017-12-27 06:12
England’s 2nd-highest court exhorted leaders of an Orthodox Jewish community “to help the community to adopt a more flexible attitude to their beliefs.”

Archbishop urges Nigerian government to invest in prisons, rehabilitation (New Telegraph)

Wed, 2017-12-27 06:12
The New Telegraph is a Nigerian newspaper.

North Dakota county described as most Catholic place in US (Aleteia)

Wed, 2017-12-27 06:12
According to the article, there are 19 counties in the US that are at least 2/3 Catholic, with the highest percentage in Rolette County, North Dakota. However, the existence of several Protestant churches in the county seat raises questions about the data.

Prayer vigils held all over Pakistan in memory of victims of recent church attack (Fides)

Wed, 2017-12-27 05:12
Eleven people were killed in a recent suicide-bombing attack on a church in Quetta, a city of 1 million.

Pope Francis: video message to believers in Northern Peru (Servizio Informazione Religiosa)

Wed, 2017-12-27 05:12
The Pontiff is scheduled to depart on January 15 for a weeklong apostolic journey to Chile and Peru.

Holy Land Custos reflects on challenges, emphasizes importance of prayer (National Catholic Register)

Wed, 2017-12-27 05:12
The Custos of the Holy Land is the Franciscan superior in the Middle East and is responsible for over 70 shrines. Father Francesco Patton has served as Custos since 2016.

HHS mandate: judge temporarily blocks Trump administration's protection of conscience rights (Denver Post)

Wed, 2017-12-27 05:12
In October, the Trump administration announced that employers with religious or moral objections to paying for contraceptive and abortifacient coverage would no longer be required to do so.

Vatican Secretary of State affirms Church's opposition to drugs (CWN)

Wed, 2017-12-27 04:12

For the third consecutive year, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, visited an apostolate in Rome devoted to assisting drug addicts. Referring to a 2014 address by Pope Francis, he affirmed the “Church’s clear ‘no’ to every type of drug.”

Homily at Midnight Mass in Bethlehem (Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem)

Wed, 2017-12-27 03:12
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, has served as Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem since 2016. Click here for photographs of the Christmas procession in Bethlehem.

Christmas in North Korea: an inner celebration (World Watch Monitor)

Tue, 2017-12-26 07:12
Most of North Korea’s persecuted Christians celebrate Christmas alone and in secret, though “in remote areas, groups of up to 70 people might dare to meet.”

Prelate, Catholic organizations urge 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador (USCCB)

Tue, 2017-12-26 07:12
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) “is a temporary, renewable, and statutorily authorized immigration status that allows individuals to remain and work lawfully in the US during a period in which it is deemed unsafe for nationals of that country to return home,” the US bishops’ conference explained in a press release.

Pope exchanges Christmas greetings with Vatican employees (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-26 07:12
In his annual Christmas greeting to Vatican employees (video)—a meeting distinct from his year-end address to the Roman Curia—Pope Francis reflected on 5 themes: work, family, gossip, forgiveness, and Christmas.