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Belarus: archbishop deplores government roadblocks to foreign priests (Aid to the Church in Need)

Fri, 2017-10-13 05:10
The nation of 9.6 million is 48% Orthodox and 21% Catholic.

Vincentian family celebrates 400th anniversary (Vincentian Family Office)

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:10
St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) founded the Daughters of Charity and the Congregation of the Mission. Click here for Vatican Radio coverage and here for the papal message for the occasion released last month.

South Korean bishops call for abolition of capital punishment (Vatican Radio)

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:10
South Korea’s last execution took place in 1997, though 61 prisoners remain on death row.

Vatican prelate reflects on Pope's remarks on death penalty (Vatican Radio)

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:10
The president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization said that the Pope’s recent remarks on the death penalty are in line with the teaching of St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Nonetheless, “Pope Francis said something more, because he said that when we have a voluntary suppression of a human life, this is against the Gospel itself.”

EPA's decision to repeal Clean Power Plan 'will likely increase premature deaths' (Catholic Climate Covenant)

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:10
The US bishops’ conference is the leading financial supporter of the Catholic Climate Covenant, which is a partnership of 17 Catholic organizations, including 2 USCCB offices.

Papal video message for 300th anniversary of finding of statue of Our Lady of Aparecida (Vatican Press Office)

Fri, 2017-10-13 03:10
The Pontiff had earlier recalled the anniversary in a letter.

Cardinal Sarah: Vatican still must approve liturgical translations (CWN)

Fri, 2017-10-13 00:10

Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, writes in the French journal L’Homme Nouveau that new liturgical translations still require Vatican approval.

Pope meets with organizers of his visit to Sri Lanka (Vatican Press Office)

Fri, 2017-10-13 00:10
Pope Francis held a private audience on October 13 with members of the committee that organized his January 2015 trip to Sri Lanka. He thanked them for their work, joking that “though I would like our visitors to feel at home, I cannot quite equal the forty elephants that greeted me on the road from the airport to Colombo.”

Lebanese premier, Pope discuss Middle East (Vatican Press Office)

Fri, 2017-10-13 00:10
Pope Francis met on October 13 with Prime Minister Saas Rafic Hariri of Lebanon. Their conversation centered on the role that Lebanon has played as a force for political stability and inter-religious harmony in the Middle East, and especially the country’s acceptance of refugees from Syria.

Special Olympics soccer participants meet with Pontiff (Vatican Press Office)

Fri, 2017-10-13 00:10
Meeting on October 13 with Special Olympics athletes who were in Rome for a soccer tournament, Pope Francis said that the participants are “a symbol of a sport that opens the eyes and heart to the value and dignity of individual and people who otherwise would be the object of prejudice and exclusion.”

Nigerian bishop says Western diplomats 'pandering to Islam' (CNS)

Fri, 2017-10-13 00:10
A Nigerian Catholic bishop says that Western indifference is “absolutely” a factor in the decline of Christian influence in his country. Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto says that Western diplomats in Nigeria “are pandering more to Islam than to Christianity, because most of them have turned their backs on Christianity.”

French bishop, facing opposition for 'conservative' approach, resigns for health reasons (La Croix)

Fri, 2017-10-13 00:10
Bishop Alain Castet of Lucon, France, has resigned at the age of 67. He had been the object of protests by Catholics who charged that he was excessively conservative and clerical in his pastoral approach. But a spokesman said that the bishop’s resignation was caused not by protests, but by a serious heart that has already required several surgeries.

Coptic priest killed by assailant in Cairo (Ahram)

Thu, 2017-10-12 04:10
One Coptic Orthodox priest was killed, and another wounded, by a lone assailant in a suburb of Cairo on October 12. Father Samaan Shehata was struck on the head with a cleaver; his companion, Father Beymen Moftah, was treated for a stab wound. The assailant is believed to be an Islamic extremist.