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April 20, 2021
Staff Reporter
Written by more than 30 experts and running to more than 700 pages all told, the report looks at religious freedom violations in 196 countries – basically every country on earth – and covers trouble spots both on and off journalists’ radar screens.
April 20, 2021
Tommaso Pozzi
In a statement issued on Monday, JRS-Kenya “reaffirms the appeal from the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops and recommends that the Government of Kenya exert maximum forethought and caution in this particular time of uncertainty, wisely considering the legal obligations imposed by international law and the Organization of African Unity (OAU) Convention.”
April 17, 2021
Staff Reporter
"They told us they didn’t know there were children associated with his pastor assignment,” parent Kim McRoberts told FOX19NOW. “At some point, we just had to laugh it was so ridiculously stupid."
April 16, 2021
Eduardo Campos Lima
According to Deacon Francisco Salvador Pontes Filho, president of the National Commission of Deacons, the number of permanent deacons who died between January 1st and April 10 is almost reaching the total number of deaths reported in 2020.
April 15, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
The priests who testified on Wednesday are Frs. Angelo Magistrelli, Enzo Pacelli, and Luigi Portarulo. They all appeared to cast doubt on the testimony of a key witness: former Saint Pius X seminarian Kamil Jarzembowski, whose claims regarding the climate and culture of the institution have contributed to public scrutiny and been a focal point of the criminal proceedings.
April 15, 2021
Tommaso Pozzi
As examples of the contributions Churches can offer the Conference on the Future of Europe, the letter mentions “arranging discussions with special focus on values, sustainability and social justice, particularly involving young people […] at the regional and national levels.”
April 14, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
The liturgy is reportedly billed as a “Mass of Thanksgiving” in a memo that went to Crookston priests. The Apostolic Administrator appointed for Crookston, 78-year-old Bishop Richard Pates (emeritus of Des Moines, Iowa) will reportedly concelebrate.
April 13, 2021
Staff Reporter
A statement on the website of the Crookston diocese says that Pope Francis has "asked for, and has now accepted" Bishop Hoeppner's resignation "after an extensive investigation."
April 13, 2021
Staff Reporter
“I have been praying for [Wright’s] eternal repose, for his family and for all those who loved him,” Archbishop Hebda said, adding that he is “also praying for the Brooklyn Center Police officer involved in the shooting, and for her family and friends. I suspect that they are grieving in a different way.”
April 12, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
The Times reported Sunday that the victim has sent a letter threatening suit against the Archdiocese of Westminster, for personal injury. She says she was “re-traumatised” by Church safeguarding staff after she reported her abuse.
April 12, 2021
Courtney Mares/CNA
The international theological symposium organized by the Congregation for Bishops will take place February 17-19, 2022 at the Vatican.
April 12, 2021
CNA Staff
A joint statement from the bishops of Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo on April 6 announced that the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation will be restored on Pentecost, May 23.