Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before trips, archbishop reveals

Wednesday August 20th 2014
Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision.

St. Louis archbishop urges prayer in face of Ferguson violence

Wednesday August 20th 2014
Following more than a week of protests after the death of an African-American teen, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is asking Catholics to offer special prayers for peace in the coming days.

Pope Francis asks prayers for relatives killed in car accident

Wednesday August 20th 2014
The Holy See announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has asked that the faithful join him in praying for the repose of the souls of three members of his family who have been killed in a car accident.

Iraqi bishop warns that West will suffer from Islamism

Wednesday August 20th 2014
The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has warned that Christians around the world would face suffering from Islamists as his diocese has, and decisions that challenge the underpinnings of Western political ideas.

Pope's envoy, Chaldean Patriarch beg international help for Iraqi Christians

Tuesday August 19th 2014
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the Pope’s personal envoy to Iraq, has joined with Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako in an appeal for international intervention to stop the persecution of Christians and Yezidis.

Sabahans demand restoration of religious freedom

Continuing their “mamangkis” war cry against the threat to their Christian faith, they deemed the ‘Allah’ ban an attack a....

Family members of vandalised graves yet to contact MBPJ

The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is urging next-of-kin of the 25 graves vandalised in Kampung Tunku Christian Cemetery to co....

Looking towards the future with hope

Archbishop-elect Julian Leow has taken time out from his busy schedule to answer some questions for the HERALD.

St Andrew’s SVDP organises blood donation drive

The Muar parish St Vincent De Paul Conference of St Andrew marked its 33rd anniversary with a blood donation campaign on August 3.

Family members of vandalised graves yet to contact MBPJ

The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is urging next-of-kin of the 25 graves vandalised in Kampung Tunku Christian Cemetery to co....

Fr Sunny Chung celebrates his fourth sacerdotal anniversary

Fr Sunny Chung (pic), the assistant rector of the Cathedral Parish, celebrated his 4th Sacerdotal Anniversary, Friday August 1 at....

Pilgrims urged to celebrate the Joy of the Gospel

The Flag raising on July 17 signalled the start of the celebrations of the Feast of St Anne at the Church of St Anne, Port Klang ....

Marina urges concern for all facing oppression, regardless of race, religion

Social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir (pic) has spoken out against the show of support by many Malaysians only for the Pal....

Iraqi bishop warns that West will suffer from Islamism

The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has warned that Christians around the world would face suffering from Islamists as his diocese has, and decisions th....

Pope approves military action in Iraq, but not unilateral US bombing

Pope Francis said that military intervention to stop the slaughter of Christians in Iraq is warranted, but cautioned against unilateral action by the....

Korean Church has revitalized my faith, Filipino youth reflects

At the conclusion of the 6th Asian Youth Day, a young Filipino pilgrim stated that the greatest thing he will walk away with is a higher value of his....

Pope Francis backs intervention in Iraq to stop 'aggressor'

Pope Francis supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians....
Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision.
The Holy See announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has asked that the faithful join him in praying for the repose of the souls of three members of his family who have been killed in a car accident.
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the Pope’s personal envoy to Iraq, has joined with Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako in an appeal for international intervention to stop the persecution of Christians and Yezidis.
Pope Francis said that military intervention to stop the slaughter of Christians in Iraq is warranted, but cautioned against unilateral action by the US, in a press conference as he returned from a 5-day trip to South Korea.
Following more than a week of protests after the death of an African-American teen, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is asking Catholics to offer special prayers for peace in the coming days.
The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has warned that Christians around the world would face suffering from Islamists as his diocese has, and decisions that challenge the underpinnings of Western political ideas.
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the Pope’s personal envoy to Iraq, has joined with Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako in an appeal for international intervention to stop the persecution of Christians and Yezidis.
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Sometimes everything can seem right on the surface while, deep down, nothing is right at all. We see this, for example, in the famous parable in the gospels about the Prodigal Son and his Older Brother.
As I write this, Israel has declared a seven-hour unilateral truce in Gaza.
At the conclusion of the 6th Asian Youth Day, a young Filipino pilgrim stated that the greatest thing he will walk away with is a higher value of his faith, thanks to the profound devotion of Korean Catholics.
Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra as an alternative to a life of drugs and conflict.
Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia, the young Italian religious who won the last season of The Voice Italy, renewed her temporary vows of poverty, chastity and obedience on July 29 at one of the congregation’s convents in Sicily.
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