Global Church News

  • On Mindanao the Manobo remember Fr Tentorio 10 years after his murder

    Oct 19, 2021

    The PIME missionary was shot to death on 17 October 2011 after a life defending the rights of local tribal communities whose lands continue to be threatened. The children who attended school thanks to him remember. For Fr Geremia, who continues his work, “our cry for justice” is “still keeping Fr Fausto’s memory alive” and is nurturing hope.

  • From Mumbai to Jerusalem, the synodal path begins in Asia

    Oct 19, 2021

    Dioceses are tasked with the first phase of the path announced by the Pope. Card Gracias calls for “listening to those who have left the Church”. Philippine bishops write to the faithful and plan a national assembly next March. For Patriarch Pizzaballa, “More than making theoretical speeches, it is useful to listen and meet experiences, from which to learn.”

  • Practicing sustainable agriculture creates new jobs

    Oct 19, 2021

    The 49th Social Week of Italian Catholics kicks off in the southern city of Taranto on 21 October dedicated to the theme: "The planet we hope for - environment, work, future. #tuttoèconnesso (everything is linked)”. Drawing inspiration from Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato si', discussions will also focus on virtuous realities that adopt a vision for an integral ecology in entrepreneurial, administrative, community and personal realms.

  • India: At least 25 dead in floods

    Oct 19, 2021

    At least 25 people are killed in floods and landslides after a weekend of heavy rainfall in India.

  • Nigeria: Dozens killed in attack in Sokoto state

    Oct 19, 2021

    43 people have been confirmed killed in the wake of an attack by gunmen on a weekly market in Goronyo, Sokoto state in northern Nigeria.

  • Irish Bishops invite faithful to walk together on Synodal journey

    Oct 19, 2021

    In the week that saw Pope Francis formally open the Synod of Bishops, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Auxiliary Bishop Michael Router, and the Synodal Core Group for the Archdiocese of Armagh, in Northern Ireland issue a pastoral letter inviting the faithful to “walk together” to build a richer and more dynamic Church.

  • American missionaries reported abducted in Haiti

    Oct 18, 2021

    A group of 17 missionaries and family members were abducted in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported. The missionaries were part of Christian Aid Ministries, based in Ohio, and were kidnapped while visiting an orphanage.

  • “A million children praying the Rosary” campaign for peace

    Oct 18, 2021

    The annual initiative on October 18 is organized by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), a pontifical foundation.

  • World Mission Sunday 2021: 'We cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard'

    Oct 18, 2021

    World Mission Sunday - the one day in the year when the entire global Church comes together in support of mission - will happen on 24 October this yea

  • Did you know Mother Teresa experienced visions of Jesus?

    Oct 18, 2021

    Even her friend of more than 30 years, Father Sebastian Vazhakala, did not know Mother Teresa had conversations with and visions of Jesus before forming the Missionaries of Charity.