Category: World Report

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Ciborium with Eucharist stolen from Colombian cathedral Fr Gonzalo Marín García, a priest of the primatial cathedral of Colombia in Bogotá, said in a statement released September 6 that a ciborium containing the Eucharist that was used for daily Mass has been stolen from the cathedral. Fr Marín said the Archdiocese of Bogotá wanted to…

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New UK Health chief under fire for pro-life views

A Catholic Member of Parliament who was appointed to the role of Health Secretary in the UK has come under fire for her pro-life views. Following the announcement that Liz Truss, the previous Foreign Secretary, was to replace Boris Johnson as the UK’s new Prime Minister, it was later announced that Therese Coffey had accepted the…

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Vatican Roundup

Pope Francis shares nuclear war concerns The role of the Church in a world shaken by war and other global issues was the subject Pope Francis raised with his diplomatic representatives around the globe September 8. “Unfortunately, Europe and the entire world are shaken by a particularly serious war, due to the violation of international…

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Pope Francis beatifies 33-day Pope John Paul I

Pope Francis beatified John Paul I, who reigned as pope for only 33 days, amid a thunderstorm in St Peter’s Square on Sunday. In his homily for the rainy beatification Mass on September 4, Pope Francis said that John Paul I “embodied the poverty of a disciple” through his “victory over the temptation to put…

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US bishops condemn anti-Catholic comments by school official

Connecticut’s Catholic dioceses have condemned comments made in a video by a public elementary school assistant principal who admitted on hidden camera that he discriminates against Catholics in the hiring process. “The revelations that an official in the Greenwich school district discriminated against people of the Catholic faith who are seeking employment are extremely disturbing…

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Ukrainian bishops praise efforts to restart schooling disrupted by war Ukrainian bishops welcomed efforts to restart classes for a new school year and offered church basements as emergency air raid shelters for children. “The Ukrainian authorities know education is vital for the country’s future, so everything is being done to get youngsters back to school,…

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Abducted American religious sister freed in Burkina Faso

An American religious sister ministering in Burkina Faso who was kidnapped in April is free and safe after nearly five months of captivity, according to her congregation and the local diocese. Sr Suellen Tennyson, 83, a New Orleans native, has served at a missionary outpost in northern Burkina Faso since 2014. She was abducted by…

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English diocese committed to protecting threatened mural

The Diocese of Salford, UK has reiterated its commitment to preserving and protecting a historic Catholic mural in a church, following increasing concerns about its survival due to the threat of vandalism. The artwork was created in 1955 by George Mayer-Martin, a Hungarian Jew who sought refuge in the UK following the spread of Nazism…

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