Global Church News

  • Archbishop of Lahore urges Pakistan, India to peace through dialogue

    Oct 19, 2019

    Archbishop Sebastian Shaw urged for peace between Pakistan and India during an event to commemorate the historic meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil of Egypt 800 years ago.

  • US Bishops: Assisted-suicide laws pose serious risks for people with disabilities

    Oct 19, 2019

    The Bishops of the United States express appreciation for a new report that details the dangers posed by assisted suicide, especially for people with

  • Mariangela and the Circle of Life

    Oct 19, 2019

    A story of dignity and love that reflects the words of Pope Francis: "Let us not build a civilization that discards persons whose lives we no longer c

  • Amazon Synod Briefing: Education and the rights of Nature

    Oct 18, 2019

    Synod participants continue their discussions in small working groups on Thursday morning, and a panel of experts share their experiences during a briefing at the Holy See Press Office.

  • Maharashtra, first Bible published in Devanagari Konkani language

    Oct 18, 2019

    The initiative of the Diocese of Sindhudurg is inspired by that of Goa and Daman, who published the first Romi Konkani translation in the language. 8 thousand copies were printed for distribution to villages and cities. The text will renew the spirit of the Christian community in the extraordinary missionary month.

  • Fruits of the Turkish offensive: 'Hundreds of Kurds and Syrian Christians fleeing Kurdistan'

    Oct 18, 2019

    The parish priest of the diocese of Amadiya confirms the exodus underway from the eastern sector of Syria. The regional government is preparing to welcome them, but lack sufficient resources. Erdogan snubs Trump and his emissaries, but accepts Putin's invitation. Increasingly insistent rumors of a reorganization of the Islamic State, jihadists returning to Mosul.

  • A man of huge longing, Fr Alfredo Cremonesi will be beatified on 19 October

    Oct 18, 2019

    The ceremony will be led by Card Becciu in the cathedral of Crema. Fr Cremonesi spent more than 30 years of his life on mission in what was then Burma. He was called "perpetual motion" because of his restlessness and passion for evangelisation. “if I were born a thousand times, I’d go back on mission a thousand times,” he said. The faithful acknowledged his martyrdom right away.

  • Algiers closes another two churches: the reasons are still unknown

    Oct 18, 2019

    The two buildings are in the same province and are the Church of the Gospel of Tizi Ouzou and the Church of Makouda. Religious leaders: "We remain confident, the Lord is faithful!" Since January 2018, the authorities have sealed 15 Christian places of worship. "Muslim fellow citizens alongside the Christians".

  • Some 15,000 children under the age of five die every day in the world

    Oct 18, 2019

    A study of 99 low- and middle-income countries reports that 123 million children died between 2000 and 2017. The main causes vary with age. Overall in 17 years child mortality dropped by half, from 10 to 5.4 million.

  • Lebanon tackles wildfires: three victims, burning forests and solidarity

    Oct 18, 2019

    An environmental disaster with two faces: solidarity among citizens and the lack of readiness institutions. These are the worst fires since 2007; originating in the western mountains the fires surrounded urban centers, including Beirut, Tripoli and Sidon. The courage and altruism of women religious, students and parents of the Carmelite St. Joseph school in Mechref.