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January 08, 2020
January 08, 2020
The UK’s independent regulator for doctors has said it will review its decision to close a case against a Christian doctor facing second-hand complaints of breaking professional conduct rules by discussing religion with patients. Tim Dieppe, head of public policy at the evangelical think tank Christian Concern, spoke in favour of Dr Richard Scott, the
January 08, 2020
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany, New York, is in a tough spot. Appointed apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo after the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone, Bishop Scharfenberger is the public face of the Church in a place riddled with scandal and in dire need of urgent repair. But he apparently has little power to effect reform and little information with
January 08, 2020
The Rector of Oscott seminary, Canon David Oakley, has been appointed the new Bishop of Northampton. Canon Oakley, 64, will be installed as the diocese’s thirteenth bishop on 19 March, the Solemnity of St Joseph, and will receive his episcopal ordination from Cardinal Vincent Nichols. He replaces Bishop Peter Doyle, who reached the canonical age
January 08, 2020
A Mexican priest who had been kidnapped is in the hospital in serious condition after having been discovered released on the side of a highway with four gunshot wounds. Fr Roly Candelario Piña Camacho, a Piarist priest from the Diocese of Tlaxcala, was found wounded on the side of the México-Puebla federal highway on January
January 08, 2020
CNN has reached an undisclosed settlement with Nick Sandmann, a Kentucky Catholic high school student who sued the cable news outlet for defamation over its coverage of an incident that occurred after last year’s March for Life. Sandmann, a junior last year who was at the centre of the viral video controversy, sought $275 million
January 08, 2020
Law enforcement officials have conducted interviews with several senior figures at the Papal Foundation, a U.S. based charity which supports the charitable works of the Holy Father. Officers from the FBI have spoken to at least three foundation staff members over last several months, with enquiries focused on the role of Theodore McCarrick, who served
January 08, 2020
After Iran attacked an air base in Erbil early Wednesday, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil said the current tensions between Iran and the U.S. threaten the fragile Christian communities in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains. “The current tensions between the two powers must not escalate. Iraq has been suffering from proxy wars for decades; they have torn
January 08, 2020
A new US government report says that human rights abuse in China has worsened in the last year, and specifically highlighted the escalating persecution of Chinese Catholics in the wake of the Vatican-China agreement of 2018. “During its 2019 reporting year, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China found that the human rights situation has worsened and
January 08, 2020
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany, New York, is in a tough spot. Appointed apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo after the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone, Bishop Scharfenberger is the public face of the Church in a place riddled with scandal and in dire need of urgent repair. But he apparently has little power to effect reform and little information with
January 08, 2020
The Rector of Oscott seminary, Canon David Oakley, has been appointed the new Bishop of Northampton. Canon Oakley, 64, will be installed as the diocese’s thirteenth bishop on 19 March, the Solemnity of St Joseph, and will receive his episcopal ordination from Cardinal Vincent Nichols. He replaces Bishop Peter Doyle, who reached the canonical age
January 08, 2020
The UK’s independent regulator for doctors has said it will review its decision to close a case against a Christian doctor facing second-hand complaints of breaking professional conduct rules by discussing religion with patients. Tim Dieppe, head of public policy at the evangelical think tank Christian Concern, spoke in favour of Dr Richard Scott, the
January 08, 2020
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, has said he was not given the results of a Vatican-ordered investigation into the scandal-hit diocese. “I was not given that,” Bishop Edward Scharfenberger told local news station WKBW in an interview on Monday, regarding the Vatican’s report of the investigation. “I don’t know what