Global Church News

  • 101 baptisms mark reopening of Beijing’s cathedral

    Jul 29, 2022

    The Archdiocese of Beijing has marked the reopening of the cathedral church after a six-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic by baptising 101 new Catholics.

  • Indian archbishop asked to resign over liturgical dispute

    Jul 29, 2022

    An archbishop of the Eastern Rite Syro-Malabar Church resigned following the Vatican’s directions after he was accused of defying the Church’s supreme synod in the decades-long liturgical dispute.

  • Exhibition recalls memories of Korean martyrs

    Jul 29, 2022

    A Catholic museum has launched a year-long exhibition on the persecution and martyrdom of Catholics in the 19th century and to showcase mementos kept by them.

  • Indonesia revokes textbook containing ‘heretical’ Christian teachings

    Jul 29, 2022

    The Indonesian government has revoked a textbook for secondary school children following protests from Catholics and Protestants against its “deviant” content, including one on the doctrine of the Trinity.

  • Australians promote Billings fertility pioneers as potential saints

    Jul 29, 2022

    An Australian couple who pioneered one of the world’s most successful natural fertility methods are being celebrated as potential saints by those in the medical profession who worked with them, as well as families who benefited from their innovative ovulation method, now taught in more than 40 countries around the world.

  • Radio Hekima FM 102.7, winning hearts

    Jul 29, 2022

    For Tanzania’s Mbinga Diocese, with a high Catholic population and situated more than 700km by road from Dar es Salaam, having a Catholic radio station was a dream that started in 2013.

  • ‘Our angels have wings’ Zelenskyy says on Ukrainian Statehood Day

    Jul 29, 2022

    Ukrainians will fight for their statehood to the last and will not stop until they liberate the last metre of Ukrainian land, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video address for Ukrainian Statehood Day, July 28.

  • Pope’s apology to Canada’s Indigenous peoples truly remarkable

    Jul 29, 2022

    How many times do public figures apologise “if anyone was offended” by some grievous wrong, as if what is wrong is contingent upon negative consequences? It is a non-apology apology.

  • Bishops must be good listeners

    Jul 29, 2022

    While the perfect bishop does not exist, he does have to be a person who knows how to get others involved in the life of the Church and to listen to everyone, including those with whom he may disagree, said a new member of the Dicastery for Bishops.

  • Bishops of England and Wales offer reflections on National Synodal Synthesis

    Jul 29, 2022

    As the Church in England and Wales concluded the first phase of the synodal journey leading to the 2023 Synod on synodality, English and Welsh Bishops have pledged to continue working for a more listening, collaborative and inclusive Church, acknowledging the need to reflect further on the “hurt and pain” voiced during the diocesan consultations, but also pointing to the “many signs of hope” that have emerged.