Category: World Report

Indonesia archdiocese extends lockdown indefinitely

The Jakarta Archdiocese has extended its Covid-19 emergency period for a second and indefinite time as the Indonesian government prepares to introduce new measures. The extension from June 1 was taken by the archdiocese a few days after Jakarta authorities decided to extend lockdowns in the capital until June 4 to curb rising Covid-19 cases.…

Vatican Roundup

Pope advances new decrees for Causes of Saints Pope Francis has advanced the causes for canonisation of 12 holy men and women by authorising the publication of decrees recognising various miracles. The Holy Father also extended this action last week to the martyrdom of a missionary in El Salvador and a group of Cistercian monks.…

In Brief

Indian Catholics reject politician’s ‘baseless’ conversion claim Church leaders and activists have rejected a claim by a member of parliament from India’s Andhra Pradesh alleging that Christian missionaries use money for religious conversion. Raghu Ramkrishna Raju claimed in a television debate last week that Christian missionaries are pumping large sums of money to carry out…

Indian laureate leads call for world leaders tackle child abuse

More than 88 laureates and children’s rights advocates have called on world leaders to prioritise vulnerable children in the Covid-19 pandemic. Indian Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s foundation Laureates and Leaders for Children has also asked for a US$1 trillion financial package to protect children. “The Catholic Church has always a special place and concern…

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Vatican Museums to reopen on June 1

The Vatican Museums will reopen on June 1, two days before Italy opens its borders to European visitors after nearly three months of lockdown. Entrance will only be possible via prior reservation to limit the number of people in the museum and stagger entrance times. All visitors will be required to wear a mask, and…

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