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April 29, 2021
Joe Biden's Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, was in the news again in recent days, after a relatively quiet time in office after his confirmation by the Senate. He was again taking up again a hobby for which he was famous in his former role as Attorney General of California: bullying Catholic nuns.
April 23, 2021
"Despite the Vatican-China agreement on Bishop appointments," the USCIRF report says, "Chinese authorities continued to harass, detain, and torture underground Catholic bishops—such as Cui Tai and Huang Jintong—who refuse to join the state-backed Catholic association."
March 18, 2021
The CCJP initiative to protect minority girls will include consultations with politicians and other decision makers at both state and national level, promoting community awareness about the problem, and providing legal help for victims.
March 07, 2021
The gathering took place in Hosh al-Bieaa – Church Square – in Mosul, where four churches sit: Syriac Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Syro-Orthodox, and Chaldean.
March 06, 2021
John Cookson reports from Iraq, on a momentous day of doings in an historic visit to the country by Pope Francis.
March 06, 2021
The core of Pope Francis's message was one of universal fraternity and universal respect for human life and dignity as the only sure foundations for society and the only true guides to responsible stewardship of the created order, with which God has entrusted us.
February 17, 2021
The girl has an official birth certificate showing her age to be 12, and family acquaintances had accused the report of “fabricating” evidence from studies of her genitalia, teeth and bones.
February 17, 2021
More than fifty Irish faith leaders — including several Catholic figures — have signed a statement condemning the persecution of the Uyghurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, China, where it has been widely reported that no fewer than a million Uyghur and other Muslims are confined to internment camps and set to labour as slaves.