Global Church News

  • U.S. President calls climate activists doom prophets in Davos

    Jan 22, 2020

    United States President Donald Trump has condemned climate change activists as "prophets of doom" and warned that America first would defend its economy. He spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where sustainability and the future of capitalism are central themes. His comments were rebuked by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg who warned of a Climate Apocalypse without urgent environmental action.

  • Archbishop of Bangalore shocked at the desecration of St Francis of Assisi Church

    Jan 22, 2020

    Overnight hooligans vandalised the altar and destroyed the tabernacle. Hosts were scattered on the ground, dishonouring “Our Blessed Lord and Saviour”. Archbishop Machado proclaimed a day of reparation and prayer for Friday, January 24.

  • Youth at national Catholic gathering in Chattogram see themselves as ‘instruments of God’

    Jan 22, 2020

    More than 400 youth attended the 35th National Youth Day. One student from Rajshahi said that she understands that her “life is a gift from God. It is to serve others, not myself.” University vice rector was quite impressed by the meeting. For her, young Christians can “grow through higher education.” She told young people “If you want to reach the highest positions in administration, you must prepare yourself by studying.”

  • Jakarta, goodwill and dedication at the basis of Catholic journalism

    Jan 22, 2020

    An event organized by the Catholic Press Association highlights the value of the impact of the media on society. High government officials and members of the Episcopal Conference were present. Catholics "are Indonesian citizens, called to spread the truth and the good news". The fake news phenomenon and the risk related to hate speech.

  • Chief minister inaugurates the first hospital of the Daughters of St Anne

    Jan 22, 2020

    Located in the village of Raja Ulatu, the St Anne's Hospital and Research Centre has a capacity of 100 beds and will offer cutting-edge health services to the poor and needy. For the superior general of the congregation, “all mankind has the full right to have quality care”.

  • 'No misunderstanding': Cardinal Sarah meets with Pope emeritus

    Jan 21, 2020

    Cardinal Robert Sarah has met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to discuss the controversy following around their recently-published book "From the Dept

  • Eight die as fire hits Czech disabled home

    Jan 21, 2020

    Authorities in the Czech Republic say at least eight people were killed as one of the country's deadliest fires in decades swept through a Czech home for the mentally disabled near the German border. The prime minister visited the site of the blaze, which also injured more than 30 people.

  • 1 of 4 kidnapped Nigerian seminarians released after suffering serious injuries

    Jan 21, 2020

    A Nigerian seminarian who was abducted this month was freed by his kidnappers after 10 days in captivity. Three seminarians kidnapped with him remain

  • Catholic Bishops: US still 'painfully' far from Martin Luther King’s dream

    Jan 21, 2020

    The example of Martin Luther King, Jr., is still sorely needed in the United States, given continued injustices, racism and discrimination against minorities, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a message for MLK Day.

  • MLK's Dream 'was about the bettering of humanity'

    Jan 21, 2020

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to reflect on King’s vision and his example for everyone as a Christian leader who engaged in effective social action, said a leader with a historically African-American Catholic fraternity.