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Pope visits Oriental Institute, remarks on needs of Eastern Christians (CWN)

Thu, 2017-10-12 03:10

Pope Francis visited the Pontifical Oriental Institute on October 12, for a celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founding.

Remains of slain Copts recovered (AsiaNews)

Thu, 2017-10-12 03:10
The bodies of 21 Coptic Christians who were brutally killed by the Islamic State in February 2015 have been recovered in Libya. Father Rafic Greche, spokesman for the Egyptian Catholic hierarchy, said that discovery was “a source of great relief and comfort” for the families of the martyrs.

In troubled Burundi, Catholic bishops say parties should dialogue for peace (Catholic World Report)

Thu, 2017-10-12 02:10
The African nation of 11.1 million is 62% Catholic, 24% Protestant, and 3% Muslim. 400,000 people have fled Burundi and are now refugees in neighboring nations.

Kazakhstan: lawmakers may increase restrictions on religious freedom (Forum 18)

Thu, 2017-10-12 01:10
The nation of 18.4 million is 70% Muslim and 26% Christian (primarily Russian Orthodox).

Togo bishop decries violent civil strife (Fides)

Thu, 2017-10-12 01:10
The African nation of 7.8 million is 29% Christian and 20% Muslim, with 51% retaining indigenous beliefs.

Friends remember Father Walter Ciszek (National Catholic Register)

Thu, 2017-10-12 01:10
The American Jesuit, who died in 1984, was imprisoned in the Soviet Union for 15 years.

House committee holds hearings on US government and international religious freedom (Subcommittee on National Security)

Thu, 2017-10-12 01:10
“Advancing religious freedom successfully in our foreign policy can help the victims of religious persecution abroad and increase the security of the American people,” said Thomas Farr of Georgetown University. “But if we are to succeed we will need to change some of our thinking at the State Department about religious freedom, and our approach to promoting it in US foreign policy.”

'A Christian Strategy' (First Things)

Thu, 2017-10-12 01:10
Adrian Vermeule, a Harvard law professor, writes that “neither statism nor libertarianism can be blessed as a fully and finally Catholic form of politics, for Catholics must be able to move between them.”

Episcopal resignations and appointments (10/11) (Vatican Press Office)

Thu, 2017-10-12 00:10
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of an Indonesian bishop accused of improprieties, appointed an apostolic administrator in his place, and appointed a bishop to a Brazilian diocese.

Full text of Pope's 10/11 general audience on vigilant expectation (Vatican Press Office)

Thu, 2017-10-12 00:10
At the conclusion of the audience, the Pope recalled that October 13 is the anniversary of the last Fatima apparition and encouraged the faithful to pray the Rosary for peace during the month of October. He also noted that October 13 is the international day for the reduction of natural disasters.