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The late Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonised in a joint ceremony in Rome next April 27. Last Monday, September 30, during the Public Ordinary Consistory for the much-anticipated canonisations, Pope Francis announced Divine Mercy Sunday as the chosen date for the event. The second Sunday of Easter is now set…

Tanzania – Police have detained 15 people after the latest acid attack by Muslim extremists left a Catholic priest seriously injured. Fr Joseph Anselmo Mwagambwa was attacked on the island of Zanzibar on September 13, the third priest struck in recent weeks. Police, who have been hunting for acid attackers since the high profile attacks…

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch has appealed to international aid agencies to reach a community of nuns and orphans in their charge trapped in the Syrian village of Maalula. Most Rev Ignatius Zakka has called for help on behalf of some 40 nuns and children now trapped in worsening conditions in the monastery of…

A new book on the life of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio before his elevation to the papacy reveals his efforts to shield Argentine citizens from the Argentine regime during the Dirty War Years. Prompted to investigate the cardinal’s past by allegations made against him as soon as he became Pope Francis, journalist Nello Scavo of the…

A parliamentarian in Kabul has called for those who convert from Islam to Christianity to be killed. Nazir Ahmad Hanafi made his proposal, he stressed, to halt the growing number of Christians in the country, which is blamed on the presence of American troops. “The Afghan people continue to convert to Christianity. This is an…