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January 13, 2021
Ferdie Rous
According to Australia's financial watchdog, the error was due to a 'computing code error'
January 13, 2021
Desmond O'Grady
Armenia and Azerbaijan reached an agreement this week to work together for the development of Nagorno-Karabakh -- an ethnically Armenian region -- which has been a major theatre in several conflicts, including the war the countries fought last year. The Armenian Ambassador to the Holy See, Garen Nazarian, spoke with the Catholic Herald late last year to provide the Armenian view of the most recent war with Azerbaijan, which broke out last September.
January 11, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
Pope Francis also discussed the increasingly diffuse social tendency to judge persons’ worth on the basis of “productivity” and to discard anyone “unproductive” – especially the sick, the elderly, and the unborn – a tendency he identifies as the chief characteristic of the “throwaway” culture.
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 27, 2020
Staff Reporter
Police in Gabon, Central Africa, attacked and arrested clergy in their efforts to shut down the Catholic Church’s plans to reopen churches. On October 4, the Episcopal Conference of Gabon announced that churches would reopen on October 25, after being forced by the government to close for seven months during lockdown. “On Sunday, October 25,
October 21, 2020
Staff Reporter
The police in Uganda have apologised to the Catholic Church and the people of Buganda for firing tear gas during Mass to enforce social distancing. The Mass was led by Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa of Masaka, who was holding a thanksgiving service for the outgoing leader of the Mbogo clan, Gajuule Kayiira Kasibante, at
October 20, 2020
Ferdie Rous
As Chileans prepare to vote on the future of their constitution on Sunday, protests in Santiago descend into chaos
October 20, 2020
Ferdie Rous
As Trump and Biden vie for Catholic votes, a new poll finds that Catholics are strongly in favour of Amy Coney Barrett's nomination as a Supreme Court justice
October 19, 2020
Staff Reporter
Nigeria’s Catholic bishops have endorsed recent youth protests calling for an end to police brutality and corruption in the country. In a statement signed by Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), the Nigerian bishops gave their “full support of the ongoing action by Nigerian youths who are seeking an
October 09, 2020
CNA Staff
South Korea’s National Assembly is considering a proposal to allow abortion up to 14 weeks as the deadline approaches to revise the country’s abortion law. After the national law prohibiting abortion except in the cases of rape, incest, genetic disease, or risk to the mother’s health was overturned by South Korea’s Constitutional Court in April
October 02, 2020
Staff Reporter
A Nigerian Catholic priest, abducted for the second time in two years, has now been released whilst two other locals have been kidnapped. Fr Jude Onyebadi, who went missing on Saturday evening in Delta State, south Nigeria, was later freed by his kidnappers and is now receiving treatment in a hospital in Asaba. The priest
September 11, 2020
Staff Reporter
the bishops lamented that up to "80 per cent of our country is still occupied by armed groups" who are "involved in war crimes, crimes against humanity, environmental crimes and large-scale looting of our mining resources".