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May 05, 2021
In an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Paluku Sikuli Melchisédech of Butembo-Beni, in the north-eastern part of the country, says the government’s inaction in the face of the crisis is either “weakness, or it is complicity.”
May 05, 2021
Pro-life advocates are gearing up to challenge attempts by the British Parliament to impose drastic changes on Northern Ireland’s abortion policies. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has announced a legal action against the UK government’s grant of wide-ranging powers to Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis to implement “fully-funded abortion service” in Northern
May 04, 2021
Pope Francis says, "The true economy, the one that creates work, is in crisis."
May 02, 2021
In remarks following the public recitation of the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis invited the faithful to join the Burmese Church in praying for peace by adding a Hail Mary for Myanmar during the daily recitation of the Rosary in May.
April 30, 2021
Beginning on May 10, the government will allow religious services to resume, with a limit of 50 people in attendance, regardless of the size of the worship space or whether worshippers have been vaccinated.
April 29, 2021
Islamist militants have been launching violent attacks in the province since 2017, causing at least 2,500 deaths and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. Last week, the UN’s World Food program said the latest attacks have affected more than 50,000 people and left thousands homeless.
April 29, 2021
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reinstated the priestly faculties of Father Joseph Edward Bradley. The Bishop of Owensboro, Kentucky (USA) had temporarily suspended Fr Bradley from public ministry in 2019 after the Diocesan Review Board recommended that two allegations of sexual abuse of minors, dating to the early 1980s, be
April 29, 2021
Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare MCCI. Photo courtesy Fr. Carlassare.   Bishop-elect of Rumbek strikes defiant tone, arrests made in connection with Sunday attack Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare MCCI of Rumbeck, recovering from gunshot wounds to the legs, says the attack in which he suffered his injuries has not deterred him. Meanwhile, local authorities in Rumbek have made
April 28, 2021
The 2021-2022 Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers Programme is open to applicants with at least 18 years of age and living in the UK, who have no more than three years’ experience of being published and feel they would benefit from the support and insight of an established writer.
April 28, 2021
"Recent developments that penalise the celebration of Holy Mass have been disturbing not only to the Irish Bishops’ Conference but also to the Bishops of Scotland," says Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland. "We all recognise the need for restrictions to protect the common good of all people in a pandemic but to enact legislation that criminalises those who gather to celebrate Holy Mass is indeed extreme and unjust."
April 28, 2021
Although meditation is practiced by adherents of almost all religions, and even by non-believers, the Pope focused on the “specificity” of meditation in a Christian context, which he insisted “must not be eliminated.”
April 27, 2021
Father Swamy’s arrest in October 2020 provoked widespread protests, with Catholic leaders and faithful uniting with secular organizations to call for his release.