The Chinese government has blocked a group of 50 pilgrims who had boarded a plane bound for World Youth Day in Kraków, reports AsiaNews.
Middle Eastern Christians “must be leading actors in dialogue with the realities of Islam”, Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako has said.
Mexican Bishop Eduardo Porfirio Patiño Leal has deplored a rise in “killings, kidnapping and torture”.
And a Wall Street Journal editorial writer has announced his conversion to Catholicism following the murder of Fr Hamel.
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