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February 04, 2021
Staff Reporter
Cardinal Archbishop of Yangon Charles Bo has called on the Myanmar military to release Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials detained on 1st February as part of their "shocking" coup
February 03, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Today, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology threatened Twitter with legal action for unblocking content "designed to inflame passions" about the ongoing farmer protests.
January 29, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Prominent Indian Catholics have praised the Indian Supreme Court's decision to overrule a a state court order on child sexual assault this week.
January 22, 2021
Sam Sweeney
ISIS destroyed the village church of Tel Hormiz, one of the last homes of the Church of the East. Sam Sweeney Reports
December 12, 2020
David Kilby
One group that seems to be forgotten in climate discussions is the indigenous people living in and surviving on the Amazon rainforest.
December 03, 2020
Catholic News Agency
Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including a Catholic university student, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for participating in illegal protests. Democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam were sentenced to 13.5 months, 10 months, and 7 months, respectively, in prison. They had each pled guilty last month to taking part in an
November 13, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
When 90-year-old Cardinal Christian Tumi was interrogated in captivity by armed separatists in Cameroon last week, he calmly told his captors that he had been called by God to preach only what is true. A video published on social media Nov. 7 revealed a conversation that took place while Cardinal Tumi was held overnight by separatist militias
November 12, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
In response to reports that militants linked to the Islamic State had beheaded more than 50 people in northern Mozambique, a Catholic charity is sending emergency aid to the affected diocese. Local media in Mozambique have reported that Islamist militants carried out executions on a soccer field in the village of Muidumbe in the country’s
November 11, 2020
Mark Pattison
Christians top the list for countries where they face either governmental or social hostility, according to a new report issued Nov. 10 by the Pew Research Center. Christians have topped the list each year since Pew started collecting data in 2007. The number of countries where Christians face some form of hostility rose from 143
November 09, 2020
Staff Reporter
Joan Roig Diggle was described by Cardinal Juan José Omella, archbishop of Barcelona, as an "ardent defender of the Social Doctrine of the Church".
November 06, 2020
David Agren
Hurricane Eta reached Category 4 strength with sustained winds of 110 miles per hour as it slowly moved along the Nicaragua coast
November 06, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
Cardinal Christian Tumi, who was kidnapped by gunmen Thursday evening in Cameroon’s Northwest Region, has been freed. “Glory be to God. Cardinal Tumi has been freed by the Separatist fighters. He is fine and in good health,” Bishop George Nkuo of Kumbo diocese announced on the afternoon of Nov. 6. The 90-year-old archbishop emeritus of
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