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Resignations and appointments (11/30) (Vatican Press Office)

Fri, 2017-12-01 06:12
Pope Francis accepted the resignations of bishops in Australia and the Gambia for reasons of age and appointed their successors. He also named a bishop in Italy, created two Nicaraguan dioceses, and named their bishops.

Malawi bishops challenge pro-abortion lobby to a referendum (Vatican Radio)

Fri, 2017-12-01 06:12
“Both the mother and unborn child have the right to life,” said the archbishop who leads the episcopal conference. “All instances of direct abortions are a violation of the rights of the unborn because it is a willful killing of innocent life.”

Pakistan's religious minorities underrepresented in legislative bodies (AsiaNews)

Fri, 2017-12-01 06:12
Pakistan, the world’s 6th-most populous nation (202 million people), is 96% Muslim.

Ireland awaits word on abortion law options (OSV Newsweekly)

Fri, 2017-12-01 05:12
Michael Kelly of The Irish Catholic writes that “it looks increasingly likely that the choice out before the people [in a referendum] may be the option of abortion on demand or wider access to abortion in certain circumstances.”

Chile: former First Lady speaks out against papal visit (BioBioChile)

Fri, 2017-12-01 05:12
The report comes from Bio Bio, one of Chile’s 15 regions. Marta Larraechea criticized Pope Francis for his support of a bishop accused of concealing cases of clerical abuse. The Pontiff is scheduled to visit Chile and Peru in January.

Large iceberg breaks free from glacier in southern Chile (Reuters)

Fri, 2017-12-01 05:12
L’Osservatore Romano (Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story. In its report, the Vatican newspaper cited “experts” who attributed the incident to the “overheating of the climate.” Reuters, on the other hand, cited Chilean authorities who said that “the cause of the rupture was unclear.”

Zambian bishop laments rise in spouse murders (AMECEA)

Fri, 2017-12-01 05:12
The African nation of 15.5 million is 75% Protestant and 20% Catholic.

Australia: same-sex marriage bill expected to pass Senate; conscience-protection amendments defeated (The Guardian)

Fri, 2017-12-01 05:12
The defeated amendments would have prevented “discrimination based on a person’s beliefs about marriage,” prevented “charities being stripped of charitable status,” and allowed “parents to remove their children from classes that clashed with their traditional marriage beliefs.”

Ukrainian Orthodox leader claims Catholics violently confiscated churches (Moscow Patriarchate)

Fri, 2017-12-01 04:12
In an annual report delivered at an Orthodox bishops’ meeting in Moscow, Metropolitan Onufriy, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), alleged that “representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church ... used violence to take away churches from our communities” in Ivano-Frankovsk, which is located in western Ukraine.

Russia rejects US call to cut ties with North Korea (Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty)

Fri, 2017-12-01 04:12
L’Osservatore Romano (12/1 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Leading Russian Orthodox official critiques documents of 2016 pan-Orthodox council (Moscow Patriarchate)

Fri, 2017-12-01 04:12
The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church took place in Crete in 2016. Five of the 15 Orthodox churches, including the Russian Orthodox Church, did not participate. Metropolitan Hilarion, who offered the critique, is the Russian Orthodox Church’s chief ecumenical officer.

Church in South Korea steps up anti-abortion campaign (Yonhap)

Fri, 2017-12-01 04:12
Yonhap is a news agency based in South Korea’s capital. The nation of 51 million is 24% Buddhist, 24% Protestant, and 8% Catholic. 43% of South Koreans have no religious affiliation.

Spanish Cardinal Canizares: Catalan separatists at odds with Church teaching (CNS)

Fri, 2017-12-01 03:12
Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera of Valencia has argued against Catalan independence, in an op-ed column published this week. The cardinal wrote that “there can be no moral legitimacy for unilateral secession.”

Pope begs forgiveness for suffering of Rohingya (CNS)

Fri, 2017-12-01 03:12
Pope Francis offered an emotional prayer for the Rohingya people of Myanmar, after meeting with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. “In the name of all who have persecuted you and persecute you, that have done you harm—above all for the world’s indifference—I ask for forgiveness,” the Pontiff said.

After carefully avoiding mention of the Rohingya while he was in Myanmar, the Pope was clear in his statement in Bangladesh: “Today the presence of God is also called the Rohingya.”