Category: World Report

Cardinal Zen’s detention provokes international outcry

Cardinal Joseph Zen, retired bishop of Hong Kong, reassured Catholics he is fine after being detained and held by national security police for his support of anti-government protesters. “I have spoken with Cardinal Zen,” Hong Kong Bishop Stephen Chow Sau-yan wrote on his Facebook page. “He told me to let his friends know that he…

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Pope Francis to visit three cities in Canada in July The Vatican confirmed Friday that Pope Francis will visit three cities in Canada during the last week of July. The Pope will travel to Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit on July 24-30, the Holy See press office said on May 13. The Pope had announced…

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Vatican Roundup

King and Queen of Jordan honoured with Peace Award On the occasion of its 29th Annual Gala on 9 May, the Path to Peace Foundation presented the 2022 Path to Peace Award to King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The prestigious annual award, presented…

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Word on Fire issues statement on allegations

Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, founded by Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron, issued a brief statement May 2 saying it had fired an employee possibly over an incident involving some unwelcome advances. “The accusations against this employee surrounded events in the employee’s personal life, not the Word on Fire workplace, and did not involve…

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Catholic priest in Nigeria released 40 days after abduction

A Catholic diocese in Nigeria has announced “with joy” the release of a priest held captive for 40 days. The Diocese of Zaria in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, said that Fr Felix Zakari Fidson was released on May 3, reported ACI Africa. Diocesan chancellor Fr Patrick Adikwu Odeh said: “With hearts filled with joy, we announce the return of…

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