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May 11, 2021
Staff Reporter
Muslim leaders in Pakistan intervened after nurses at a mental health centre in Lahore were accused insulting Islam on social media. Pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need reported that three nurses at the Punjab Institute for Mental Health faced accusations of blasphemy related to a video uploaded to a nurse’s WhatsApp group. The
May 11, 2021
Staff Reporter
"Recognition should be given to those lay men and women who feel called by virtue of their baptism to cooperate in the work of catechesis,” says Pope Francis
May 10, 2021
Staff Reporter
The so-called “Liebe Gewinnt” (“Love Wins”) movement comes in response to a document from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which said that the Church has no power to bless “unions of persons of the same sex.”
May 10, 2021
Eduardo Campos Lima
Inmates’ relatives outside the Dom Bosco Juvenile Detention Centre, where detainees rioted in April of 2020 after authorities suspended family visits to prevent the spread of coronavirus. April 18, 2020. (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP) (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP via Getty Images)   Inmates’ relatives, pastoral workers decry insufficient information, safety measures By Eduardo
May 07, 2021
Staff Reporter
“It is paramount,” the Council say explains, “that we do not lower our guard in adhering strictly to the wearing of masks at all times in the worship service; the washing of hands with soap or sanitization before and after the service; sanitizing of all microphones and shared material; regular sanitizing of the places of worship; adequate social distancing in the places of worship.”
May 07, 2021
Staff Reporter
An open letter circulating among people of faith in Ireland demands that the government commit to “never again impose a blanket ban on public worship.” The letter, addressed to the Taoiseach (prime minister), calls on the government to respect “the fundamental right of freedom of religion” in accordance with the Irish constitution and international law;
May 05, 2021
Staff Reporter
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 03, 2021
Tommaso Pozzi
One modifies the General Regulations of the Roman Curia in an attempt to discourage and curtail corruption. The other allows Cardinals and Bishops to be tried for criminal offences by lower-level Vatican Courts.
May 03, 2021
Tommaso Pozzi
Pope Francis cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed Charles de Foucauld and six others at an Ordinary Public Consistory held at the Vatican on Monday. De Foucauld is noted for his life as a hermit among the Tuareg people of the Sahara Desert in French North Africa. Although he became an agnostic as
May 03, 2021
Eduardo Campos Lima
Eduardo Campos Limareports that the bishop at the centre of the controversy says he is leaving Ecuador and returning to his native Spain with clear conscience.
May 02, 2021
Staff Reporter
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
Staff Reporter
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.