Category: World Report

Prelate to push EU support for persecuted Christians in Nigeria

The president of the European bishops’ commission has promised persecuted Christians in Nigeria that he will advocate for increased support from the EU. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, who leads the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), wrote a letter to the Nigerian bishops stating that the commission will advocate for EU assistance…

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Cardinal says Congo has failed, as country turned 60

As Congo celebrated 60 years of independence from Belgium, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo of Kinshasa said the “great dreams” of the people had been shuttered by successive regimes. “We have known successive autocratic regimes that have come to power like the colonialist without any concern for the will of the people, and this continues today: by…

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Vatican Roundup

Archives reveal Schonstatt movement founder accused of abuse Documents uncovered from the recently opened archives of the pontificate of Pope Pius XII revealed allegations of sexual abuse and abuse of power against the founder of the Schonstatt movement, Fr Joseph Kentenich. Reports of the apostolic visitation made in the early 1950s written by Dutch Jesuit Father Sebastiaan…

In Brief

Glenmary Challenge editor wins St Francis de Sales Award John Feister, assistant editor of Glenmary Challenge, is the recipient of the 2020 St Francis de Sales Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The award – named for the patron saint of writers and journalists – recognises “outstanding contributions to…