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January 09, 2021
"Even in the most mature realities," Pope Francis went on to say, "there’s something that isn't right -- something that causes people to take to the streets against the community, against democracy, against the common good."
January 09, 2021
In an interview with Vatican News, Archbishop Nugent discussed his experience in Haiti and the significance of his new assignment, especially insofar as the Pope's commitment to interreligious dialogue is concerned.
January 09, 2021
Powerful aftershocks have continued to rock central Croatia after the earthquake on 29 December, which struck roughly 30 miles southeast of Zagreb and measured 6.4 on the Richter scale.
January 08, 2021
Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell, Scotland, says the severity of the situation warrants emergency measures.
January 08, 2021
London Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a “major incident” on Friday, and has asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for extraordinary powers to powers to close places of worship and make masks mandatory even in crowded spaces outdoors.
January 06, 2021
“The Archdiocese of Chicago takes all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously and encourages anyone who feels they have been sexually abused by a priest, deacon, religious or lay employee to come forward,” Cardinal Cupich wrote.
January 06, 2021
In past years, about 10,000 people would fill the basilica in Washington, D.C. for the prayer vigil preceding the world’s largest annual pro-life event, held in the nation’s capital every year since 1973 when the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton U.S. Supreme Court decisions legalized abortion in the nation.
January 05, 2021
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital recently announced that it is abandoning its former name, Virginia Mason Memorial, after receiving word that the Virginia Mason Health System, which Yakima Valley Memorial was a part of, may merge with CHI Franciscan, a Catholic nonprofit health system that operates 11 hospitals in the region.
December 30, 2020
"Helped by the international community,” Pope Francis said, “I hope that the country's leaders might be able to quickly alleviate the suffering of the dear population.”
December 29, 2020
The 66-year-old Archbishop-elect Farrell was ordained a priest in 1980. He did advanced study at Maynooth and in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University, before becoming and administrator and eventually President of St Patrick’s Seminary, Maynooth, in 1996.
December 28, 2020
A statement from Ampleforth acknowledged past failures and expressed readiness for a new inspection as soon as possible.
December 24, 2020
Vietnam is home to 97 million people, and has recorded only 1,420 coronavirus infections and 35 deaths through Dec. 23, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.