Category: World Report

Pope Francis creates 13 new cardinals

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals last Saturday, urging them to remain vigilant lest they lose sight of their goal of the cross and resurrection. “All of us love Jesus, all of us want to follow him, yet we must always be vigilant to remain on the road,” Pope Francis said at the consistory .…

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Supreme Court overturns New York Church restrictions

The US Supreme Court said that New York state restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic are a violation of the First Amendment’s protection of free religious exercise. After the ruling the Bishop of Brooklyn, whose diocese was a plaintiff in the suit, said that religious worship should be considered an essential during the coronavirus pandemic. “It…

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Vatican Roundup

Pope thanks Argentinian women’s network for pro-life commitment Responding to a letter sent by the women’s network Mujeres de las Villas, the Pope offers his “sincere thanks” for their work. Since 2018, the network has been fighting for the protection of the unborn, especially in the working-class neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires. In particular, the signatories…

In Brief

China claims papal critique over Uyghurs has ‘no factual basis at all’ Following Pope Francis’ mention in passing of the Uyghurs as persecuted in a new book, the Chinese foreign ministry said the claim is groundless. “I think often of persecuted peoples: the Rohingya, the poor Uighurs, the Yazidi – what ISIS did to them…

Pro-life midwifery student receives apology and payout

A pro-life undergraduate student in a midwife program has received an apology and payout after she faced suspension. The Daily Telegraph reported November 24 that Julia Rynkiewicz, a  25-year-old Catholic, had reached a settlement with the University of Nottingham in the U.K. She was blocked from entering her program’s hospital placement phase after the university learned…