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Bishop, Muslim leaders decry desecration of Philippine cathedral

Fri, 2017-06-09 02:36

Following the posting of a video on Facebook, Catholic and Muslim leaders condemned the desecration of the cathedral in Marawi on the Philippine island of Mindanao.

Ecumenical Patriarch: address root causes of environmental crisis

Thu, 2017-06-08 23:06

Speaking near a polluted river in Boeotia, Greece, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople said on June 6 that “no technical or technological achievement can ultimately address the ecological crisis in its root causes.”

Iranian priest: Christians, Muslims deplore ISIS attacks in Tehran

Thu, 2017-06-08 22:35

The Iranian priest who serves as national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies deplored the June 7 ISIS terrorist attacks on Iran’s parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the nation’s supreme leader from 1979 to 1989.

Prelate welcomes Trump administration’s reported changes to HHS mandate

Thu, 2017-06-08 22:17

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the US Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, welcomed news reports that the Trump administration is planning to broaden the scope of exemptions from the HHS mandate, which requires health insurance coverage of sterilization, contraception, and potential abortifacients.

Typical new US priest: 34-year-old who prays Rosary, takes part in Eucharistic adoration

Thu, 2017-06-08 22:03

The typical member of the priestly ordination class of 2017 is a 34-year-old cradle Catholic, according to a recently released survey of 444 of the 590 men slated to be ordained to the priesthood in the United States this year. The survey was conducted for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

Striking teachers in Colombia take over 16th-century church

Thu, 2017-06-08 21:20

Forty striking teachers in Colombia have taken over the Church of San Francisco in Bogota to use as a bargaining chip—with the permission of the parish priest, according to a television news report.

Chinese Protestant church destroyed, worshippers arrested

Thu, 2017-06-08 11:01

Police in China’s central Henan province destroyed a Protestant church and arrested at least 40 members of the congregation, claiming that the church had not paid an informal “tax” for the use of a public street.

Four priests ordained in Shanghai; bishop remains in custody

Thu, 2017-06-08 10:57

Four priests were ordained in China’s Shanghai diocese, although the diocesan bishop, Thaddeus Ma Daqin, remains under house arrest and was not present at the ceremony.

Jesuit spokesman says Father Sosa does not deny devil’s existence

Thu, 2017-06-08 10:51

A spokesman for the Society of Jesus says that a quotation from the Jesuit superior general, Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, was taken out of context.

Cameroon bishop was murdered, autopsy confirms

Thu, 2017-06-08 08:13

Autopsy results have confirmed that Bishop Jean-Marie Benoit Balla of Bafia, Cameroon, was the victim of murder, not a suicide.

Venezuelan bishops huddle with Pope on national crisis

Thu, 2017-06-08 08:09

Leaders of the Venezuelan Catholic bishops’ conference met with Pope Francis on June 8, to discuss the political and economic crisis in their country.

All religions should renounce ties with violence: Cardinal Marx

Thu, 2017-06-08 07:57

Every religious group should renounce any association with violence, Cardinal Reinhard Marx said in an interview with Luxemburger Wort.

1,700 Bibles sent to Lampedusa

Thu, 2017-06-08 03:02

The ecumenical Italian Biblical Association has sent 1,700 French and English-language Bibles to Lampedusa, the small Italian island that has become the initial destination of thousands of migrants fleeing from Africa across the Mediterranean Sea.

Parish priest in Warsaw Ghetto aided thousands of Jews

Thu, 2017-06-08 02:48

In a June 7 ceremony attended by Church and government leaders, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation named the Church of All Saints in the Warsaw Ghetto a “house of life.”

+Trento Longaretti, 100

Thu, 2017-06-08 02:27

Trento Longaretti, an Italian painter whose works have been compared to Marc Chagall’s, died in Bergamo on June 7 at the age of 100.

Dominican friar saved 800 manuscripts from ISIS

Thu, 2017-06-08 02:03

As ISIS swept through western Iraq in 2014, an Iraqi Dominican, Brother Najeeb Michaeel, brought more than 800 priceless manuscripts from Mosul to safety in Erbil. The manuscripts date from the 13th century.

Cardinal Kasper calls for an ‘evangelical Catholicism and Catholic Protestantism’

Thu, 2017-06-08 01:42

The ecumenical Monastery of Bose recently hosted a conference on “justification, the Gospel of grace,” and L’Osservatore Romano has published excerpts of three of the talks.

Vatican cardinal seeks international agreement on oceans

Thu, 2017-06-08 01:01

Representing the Holy See at a UN conference on ocean sustainability, Cardinal Peter Turkson linked “environmental deterioration and human and ethical degradation.”

Prelate to represent Vatican at international energy exposition

Thu, 2017-06-08 00:41

Cardinal Peter Turkson, the prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has begun a four-day trip to Astana, Kazakhstan, to inaugurate the Holy See’s participation in Expo 2017.

Court dismisses suit against Massachusetts Evangelical leader for ‘crimes against humanity’ in Uganda

Wed, 2017-06-07 13:07

An Evangelical leader in Massachusetts has won a dismissal of a lawsuit that charged him with committing “crimes against humanity” by encouraging passage of legislation restricting homosexuality in Uganda.