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Christian leaders oppose plan to tax church properties in Jerusalem (Fides)

Wed, 2018-02-14 22:02
The leaders of the Christian churches in Jerusalem have issued a statement opposing the city’s intention to levy taxes on church institutions. Catholic, Orthodox, and Armenian prelates joined in the statement that this plan “contradicts the historical position between churches and civil authorities over the centuries.”

Vatican aides deny Benedict XVI has nerve disease (Aliteia)

Wed, 2018-02-14 20:02
Vatican officials who work closely with Benedict XVI have denied reports that the former Pontiff is suffering from a progressive nerve disease. Yesterday a German weekly quoted the retired Pope’s brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, as saying that Benedict had a condition that was causing a spreading paralysis. Vatican officials contradicted that report, saying that the former Pope, who is now 90, has trouble walking only because of loss of strength in his legs. It was not clear whether Msgr. Ratzinger, who is 94, was misquoted, or misunderstood his brother’s condition.

Cardinal Tagle to lead walk against extrajudicial killing of drug suspects (CBCP News)

Wed, 2018-02-14 05:02
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is the archbishop of Manila.

Tillerson urges fractious anti-ISIS coalition to stay focused (CBS News)

Wed, 2018-02-14 05:02
The US Secretary of State made his remarks at a meeting in Kuwait.

Church in China further squeezed by revised regulations (UCANews)

Wed, 2018-02-14 05:02
“Minors have been banned from entering places of worship in several regions, while Protestant house churches in Henan province have been forced to close,” the Asian Catholic news agency reported.

Church of England shows its enthusiasm for closer unity with Methodists (Church Times)

Wed, 2018-02-14 05:02
The General Synod of the Church of England approved a report “that proposes creating the full interchangeability of ministers between the two churches, moving towards full communion,” according to Anglican newspaper coverage.

Cardinal Zenari urges world not to forget suffering in Syria (Vatican News)

Wed, 2018-02-14 04:02
Cardinal Mario Zenari is the apostolic nuncio in Syria.

UK official applauds Church leadership in combating human trafficking (Vatican News)

Wed, 2018-02-14 04:02
Victoria Atkins, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism, made her remarks following a meeting of the Santa Marta Group, which fosters cooperation between bishops and law enforcement in combating human trafficking.

Oxfam prostitution scandal widens to at least 3 countries (Washington Post)

Wed, 2018-02-14 04:02
Founded in 1942 and headquartered in England, Oxfam is one of the world’s leading anti-poverty agencies.

Eastern churches need more support, representation in Rome, says Chaldean Patriarch (La Croix)

Wed, 2018-02-14 04:02
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Baghdad told the French daily La Croix that the Eastern Catholic churches need support from the Vatican. The Iraqi prelate also suggested that more Eastern Catholic prelates should be appointed to the Roman Curia, and that the Eastern churches should have greater latitude to establish their own parishes and hierarchies in countries to which their people have emigrated.

Microplastics pollute most remote and uncharted areas of the ocean (The Guardian)

Wed, 2018-02-14 04:02
L’Osservatore Romano (February 14 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Russian Orthodox, Catholic leaders assess gains since Pope met Patriarch (AsiaNews)

Wed, 2018-02-14 04:02
High-level delegations from the Vatican and the Patriarchate of Moscow met in Vienna this week to discuss the gains in ecumenical work in the two years since Pope Francis met in Havana with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity; and Metropolitan Hilarion, chief external-relations officer for the Moscow patriarchate, headed their respective delegations. Vienna’s Cardinal Christoph Schönborn was host.

Papal support for Brazilian bishops' annual 'fraternity campaign' (Vatican Press Office)

Wed, 2018-02-14 04:02
In a message to the Catholic bishops of Brazil, Pope Francis offered his support for their annual Campaign for Fraternity, which this year will focus on the need for reconciliation as a means of ending violence. “The forgiveness of offenses is the most eloquent expression of merciful love, and for us Christians, it is an imperative that we cannot do without,” the Pope wrote.

CWN editor discusses Bishop Barros controversy (First Things)

Wed, 2018-02-14 04:02
Phil Lawler, editor of Catholic World News, discusses the background and significance of the controversy surrounding the 2015 appointment of Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, Chile, in spite of the pleas of abuse victims.

South African bishops' official analyzes nation's political crisis (Vatican News)

Wed, 2018-02-14 04:02
South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, has demanded the resignation of President Jacob Zuma.

Australian bishops declare 4 days of fasting, reparation for child sexual abuse (Catholic Church in Australia)

Wed, 2018-02-14 04:02
“With the Royal Commission concluded, our country and our Church enter into a new moment,” the bishops’ conference stated. “We are calling upon the Catholic community in Australia to embrace this new moment by beginning the penitential season of Lent with four days of fasting and reparation.”

Faithful have a right to good preaching, Pope tells audience (Vatican Press Office)

Wed, 2018-02-14 03:02
At his regular weekly public audience on February 14, Pope Francis reiterated his argument about the importance of homilies, saying that “when the Word of God is not read well, is not preached with fervor... a right is denied to the faithful.” Continuing his series of catechetical talks on the celebration of the Mass, the Pope said that the homily should be followed by “a time of silence,” then the Creed and the prayers of the faithful.