Global Church News

  • Assyrian monk gets two years in a Turkish prison for giving a piece of bread

    Apr 10, 2021

    Fr Aho will serve 25 months in prison for providing “help to a terrorist organisation”. The clergyman, absent from the courtroom, has always rejected the charges. The trial was held without journalists and public. Anti-Christian repression is growing as evinced by the Assyrian monk’s trial and the fate of Hagia Sophia.

  • Hans Küng, influential Vatican II theologian censured by John Paul II, dies at 93

    Apr 10, 2021

    Hans Küng (b. 1928), who died on April 6 at the age of 93, was the youngest and third most influential Catholic theologian of the second half of the 20th century, after Karl Rahner, SJ, (1904-84) and Edward Schillebeeckx, OP, (1914-2009); but he was first in flair and media savvy.

  • Caritas joins rescue efforts in Indonesia after cyclone disaster

    Apr 10, 2021

    Devastating floods and landslides triggered by cyclone Seroja, which struck a cluster of islands in south-east Indonesia and in Timor-Leste on Easter Sunday, have killed at least 120 people. Caritas and other agencies have swung into action to reach the survivors.

  • Pope lauds Myanmar youths' commitment to democracy

    Apr 10, 2021

    Pontiff praises young people making sacrifices as protesters launch Easter egg campaign to show defiance to the military.

  • Brazil ignored the cry of its people, now COVID-19 is decimating remote communities

    Apr 10, 2021

    With the arrival of the new, highly contagious P1 variant these figures may only be the beginning, health professionals have warned.

  • St Stanislaus

    Apr 10, 2021

    On April 11, the Catholic Church honors the memory of the 11th-century bishop and martyr St. Stanislaus of Krakow, who died for the faith at the hand

  • St Martin I

    Apr 10, 2021

    Catholics celebrate the memory of Pope St. Martin I on April 13. The saint suffered exile and humiliation for his defense of orthodoxy in a dispute over the relationship between Christ's human and divine natures.

  • St Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes

    Apr 10, 2021

    St. Bernadette Soubirous is the renowned visionary of Lourdes. She was born into a poor family in Lourdes, France, in 1844 and was baptized with the n

  • Lyric video song of 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines

    Apr 10, 2021

    On Holy Saturday, the eve of the inauguration of the yearlong celebration of “500 Years of Christianity” in the Philippines, the Catholic Church released the lyric video “Live Christ, Share Christ”, the official song of the celebrations

  • A charming dissident: Hans Küng and China

    Apr 09, 2021

    The Swiss theologian and co-author Julia Ching shared a bitterness about the injustice they suffered from the Church