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July 29, 2021
Valentine Iwenwanne
Every year, thousands of Europe-bound Nigerian youths illegally travel along often-dangerous migration routes through the Sahara desert and across the Mediterranean Sea, voyaging on hapless boats, most intent on reaching Italy where they hope to make a better living. Their hopes often crumble like a house of cards.
July 15, 2021
Catholic News Agency
Madrid, Spain, Jul 14, 2021 / 05:30 am. A body representing Spain’s medical colleges said on Monday that a government minister’s threat to conscientious objection on abortion is “unacceptable, illegal, and unjust.” The General Council of Official Medical Colleges (CGCOM) was responding to proposed changes to the country’s abortion law announced by Spain’s Equality Minister Irene
July 13, 2021
Catholic News Agency
Camagüey, Cuba, Jul 12, 2021 / 12:03 pm. Father Castor Álvarez was beaten and arrested in Camagüey while he was defending young protesters amid protests of Cuba’s communist government on Sunday. Protests took place across the island July 11. According to information confirmed by CNA’s sister agency, ACI Prensa, the priest is being held at
July 13, 2021
Staff Reporter
Pope Francis's stay in hospital following the operation on July 4 was originally slated for five days. That prediction was extended last week, and Pope Francis prayed the Angelus in hospital. On Monday, the Vatican announced that he would remain in hospital some days more.
July 13, 2021
Staff Reporter
"A man of justice, peace and unity," Pope Francis writes, "[the late Cardinal Monswengo] has been deeply involved in integral human development in the Democratic Republic of Congo."
July 12, 2021
Tommaso Pozzi
The statement said Pope Francis had “spent a quiet day and has completed the immediate post-operative course.”
July 12, 2021
Catholic News Agency
Glasgow, Scotland, Jul 12, 2021 / 05:30 am. Pope Francis will visit Scotland “for a very short time” in November, a spokesperson for the country’s bishops’ conference said Monday. The pope is expected to attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow on Nov. 1-12. “The pope will be in
July 11, 2021
Staff Reporter
"Free health care," the pope said, "that assures good service, accessible to everyone," is a "precious benefit" that "must not be lost."
July 10, 2021
Staff Reporter
Pope Francis is resting after undergoing a planned three-hour operation on July 4, for what the Vatican described as symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon. Pope Francis has been touched by the many messages of support received following his operation. He will recite the Angelus prayer from his hospital room on July 11, 2021.
July 09, 2021
Staff Reporter
The tenth anniversary of South Sudan’s birth as an independent nation “calls to mind your past struggles and points with hope to the future,” reads a letter addressed to South Sudan’s political leaders, which was signed by Pope Francis, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, and Jim Wallace, this year’s Moderator of the Church of Scotland’s
July 09, 2021
Staff Reporter
Pope Francis spent a "quiet day" on Thursday, "with normal clinical progress." The bulletin said the Holy Father "continued to eat regularly and continued his scheduled treatment," but offered no details regarding the treatment itself. "He walked in the corridor and resumed his work, alternating it with moments of reading texts."
July 09, 2021
Catholic News Agency
London, England, Jul 7, 2021 / 08:05 am. A woman with Down syndrome said on Tuesday that a U.K. law allowing abortion up to birth for disability made her feel that she was “better off dead.” Heidi Crowter, a 26-year-old from Coventry, in central England, made the comment outside the High Court in London on