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November 02, 2020
Doreen Abi Raad
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the massacre by Islamic militants at Our Lady of Deliverance Church in Baghdad, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan reminded the faithful that “our martyrs are the torches of faith that illuminate our paths of life and ignite in us the fire of love toward everyone.” Two priests were
October 30, 2020
Staff Reporter
"We are moved, touched, and in a state of astonishment at this unspeakable act", said the statement from the Bishops' Conference of France.
October 16, 2020
Staff Reporter
A Colombian missionary sister who was kidnapped in Mali over three years ago is reportedly still alive, according to an eyewitness. Sr Gloria Cecilia Narvaez was taken from Karangasso village in the south of the country by jihadist militants on February 7, 2017. She previously appeared in hostage video footage, including a 2018 video in
October 15, 2020
Staff Reporter
Canada’s Catholic bishops have criticized the “potential overreach” of a proposed government ban on conversion therapy, arguing that the legislation’s “very disconcerting ambiguity” poses a threat to freedom of religion. On October 1, the Liberal Party government in Canada reintroduced a Bill, first put before the House of Commons on March 6, which would ban
October 14, 2020
Staff Reporter
The Catholic Church in Malawi has appealed for the government to step in after the latest in a series of violent attacks on churches. After St Patrick’s Church in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe and Kankao parish in the diocese of Mangochi had both been attacked by bandits in the last two months, another church desecration
October 09, 2020
Staff Reporter
A Catholic priest kidnapped two years ago in Niger by jihadists has been released along with three other hostages
October 08, 2020
Staff Reporter
Cardinal Zen has rejected claims that Benedict XVI approved a draft of the Vatican-China deal, and has accused Cardinal Parolin of “telling a series of lies”
October 06, 2020
CNA Staff
On August 4, a fire in the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon spread to a warehouse containing some 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate. The substance, which had been stored without the proper safety precautions, ignited in a massive explosion, sending a powerful shockwave through the city which blew out windows, knocked down buildings and killed
October 06, 2020
Ferdie Rous
Since the 60th anniversary of Nigerian Independence from British rule, the Nigerian government has struggled to quell public discontent.
October 05, 2020
Staff Reporter
The Nicaragua Catholic Bishops' Conference has described Daniel Ortega's presidency as "illegitimate" and has criticised a recent wave of governmental laws designed to punish political dissent.
October 01, 2020
Jonathan Luxmoore
Catholic Church officials in Russia have criticised planned religious law changes that will require all clergy who studied abroad to retrain in a Russian college
September 30, 2020
David Agren
The phoney priests had targeted people wanting to celebrate Mass in their homes and receive sacraments