Global Church News

  • 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

  • Pakistan Church condemns 'Jesus Plus' movement

    Apr 09, 2021

    The Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Catechetics has warned Pakistan’s minority Christians not to follow churches branded as "Jesus Plus."

  • Indonesian cardinal calls for compassion for flood victims

    Apr 09, 2021

    More than 8,000 are taking refuge in shelters after floods and landslides killed at least 128 on Easter Sunday

  • Cardinal Sako suggests ways to promote interreligious harmony in Iraq

    Apr 08, 2021

    One month after Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq, Cardinal Louis Sako, the Baghdad-based Chaldean Catholic patriarch, called for the development of school programs to educate Iraqis about the value of diversity in their country, but he also asked for enforcement of laws protecting the religious sites of all faiths.

  • Lee Cheuk-yan: prisoners like Christ, Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Mandela

    Apr 08, 2021

    One of Hong Kong's main political figures pleads guilty, but says he did no wrong. Political prisoners are pioneers of freedom. “I do not want to see Hong Kong rule on the basis of such systemic violence.”

  • Thailand: Easter of conversion, Christ as the answer to the meaning of life

    Apr 08, 2021

    Recent research shows that the number of religiously unaffiliated is increasing in Thailand, more now than a decade ago. Many students oppose the compulsory teaching of religion in school. At the same time, conversions to Catholicism are growing, after a path of search and study.

  • St Julie Billiart

    Apr 08, 2021

    St. Julie Billiart, co-foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, came to her religious vocation late in life, at the age of 51. She was born in 1751, the fifth of seven children.