Category: World Report

Pakistani bishops say more help needed after deadly flooding

Three bishops of Pakistan dioceses most affected by recent deadly monsoon flooding appealed for more funding for emergency food, repairing damaged homes and providing medical needs for the worst-hit victims in their provinces. The South Asian country has been hit hard by record floods caused by monsoon rains and glacial melting since the rainy season…

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In Brief

Cuban dictatorship expels Jesuit’s superior The Cuban dictatorship has expelled Fr David Pantaleón, who served as superior of the Jesuits, from the island by not renewing his residency permit. “On the morning of Tuesday, September 13, Fr David Pantaleón, superior of the Jesuits in Cuba, left the island because his residency permit was not renewed,”…

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US court’s blocking transgender mandate a ‘victory’

A unanimous ruling by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans blocking the Biden administration’s transgender mandate “is a major victory for conscience rights and compassionate medical care in America,” said the attorney who represented the plaintiffs in the case. “Doctors cannot do their jobs and comply with the Hippocratic oath if…

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Myanmar’s soldiers lay land mines around church

Soldiers in Myanmar used a Catholic church as a kitchen and laid mines around the building, Church sources told ucanews.com. A video posted by local defence forces showed dirty floors and pews covered with dust along with cooking pots and military uniforms inside Mother of God Church in Mobye, in Shan state. The video went…

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UN human rights report on Nicaragua cites ‘attacks on Church’

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released a report September 13 that condemned the regime of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, citing a “deterioration of the human rights situation”. The report included a compilation of recent incidents in which the Nicaraguan government has attacked and repressed the Catholic Church. President…

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Vatican Roundup

Holy See and Kazakhstan strengthen collaboration On Wednesday, 14 September, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the capital Nur-Sultan, an agreement was signed between the Holy See and the Republic of Kazakhstan. A statement from the Holy See Press Office said that the agreement was signed on behalf of the Holy…

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German synodal way organisers vow to ‘take it to’ Rome

After bishops blocked a vote demanding changes to the Church’s teaching on sexuality at the German Synodal Way September 9, organisers voiced their displeasure with the outcome and vowed to “take it to” Rome. One of two presidents of the Synodal Way, Bishop Georg Bätzing, expressed “personal disappointment” that a blocking minority of bishops prevented…

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