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November 16, 2020
A Polish cardinal recently sanctioned by the Vatican for sexual abuse has died at the age of 97
November 13, 2020
When 90-year-old Cardinal Christian Tumi was interrogated in captivity by armed separatists in Cameroon last week, he calmly told his captors that he had been called by God to preach only what is true. A video published on social media Nov. 7 revealed a conversation that took place while Cardinal Tumi was held overnight by separatist militias
November 12, 2020
In response to reports that militants linked to the Islamic State had beheaded more than 50 people in northern Mozambique, a Catholic charity is sending emergency aid to the affected diocese. Local media in Mozambique have reported that Islamist militants carried out executions on a soccer field in the village of Muidumbe in the country’s
November 09, 2020
The French bishops’ appeal to continue public Masses during France’s national lockdown was rejected Saturday by the Council of State. “The bishops deplore above all that the faithful will thus remain unable to participate in Mass, the summit of their faith and an irreplaceable encounter with God and with their brothers,” the French bishops’ conference
November 06, 2020
Cardinal Christian Tumi, who was kidnapped by gunmen Thursday evening in Cameroon’s Northwest Region, has been freed. “Glory be to God. Cardinal Tumi has been freed by the Separatist fighters. He is fine and in good health,” Bishop George Nkuo of Kumbo diocese announced on the afternoon of Nov. 6. The 90-year-old archbishop emeritus of
October 28, 2020
Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, apostolic nuncio to the UN, made the remark at an event marking the 75th anniversary of the intergovernmental organization’s founding.
October 14, 2020
Pope Francis called for the laity to “take a step forward” in carrying out the Church’s mission of evangelization in a preface to a book written by an Italian bishop. “The time is now. The mission of the laity is not a privilege of a few and it involves total dedication,” Pope Francis wrote in the
October 05, 2020
Pope Francis told a group of investment bankers Monday that fair conduct and transparency are essential in the field of finance. “Christian thought is not contrary in principle to the prospect of profit, rather it is contrary to profit at any cost, to profit which forgets man, makes him a slave, reduces him to one
September 28, 2020
Pope Francis said on Sunday that the Christian life requires concrete commitments and spiritual combat in order to grow in holiness.
September 28, 2020
Cardinal George Pell is set to return to Rome on Tuesday, his first time back in the Vatican since 2017
September 25, 2020
The Vatican announced Thursday night that Cardinal Angelo Becciu had resigned from the rights extended to members of the College of Cardinals, but it did not specify which rights the cardinal had lost
September 23, 2020
“To emerge better from a crisis, the principle of subsidiarity must be enacted, respecting the autonomy and the capacity to take initiative that everyone has, especially the least,” Pope Francis said.
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