Global Church News

  • St Francis de Sales

    Jan 21, 2022

    In the late 16th and early 17th century, St Frances conducted spiritual direction, both in person and in written correspondence.

  • Conversion of St Paul

    Jan 21, 2022

    The feast of the Conversion of St Paul has been part of the Church calendar for more than 1,500 years, and it is an unmovable feast.

  • St Irenaeus to become Doctor of the Church

    Jan 21, 2022

    The Pope had already announced this intention during an audience with members of the St Irenaeus Orthodox-Catholic Joint Working Group in the Vatican last October.

  • Myanmar Bishops seek help for displaced people

    Jan 21, 2022

    The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar (CBCM) has appealed for humanitarian assistance for the thousands of displaced people in the conflict-stricken Southeast Asian nation.

  • Persecution against Christians on the rise worldwide

    Jan 21, 2022

    The 2022 World Watch List (WWL) released on Wednesday by Open Doors International shows that persecution against Christians continues to rise especially in Asian and African countries and that the COVID 19 pandemic has further exacerbated discrimination.

  • Caritas New Zealand assists Tonga with emergency aid

    Jan 21, 2022

    As telephone links between Tonga and the outside world are reconnected following a volcanic eruption and tsunami, vital supplies have started arriving from Australia and New Zealand. On the ground, Caritas New Zealand is assisting Caritas Tonga to ensure emergency aid gets to people on the island.

  • Afghanistan has lost 500,000 jobs under Taliban

    Jan 21, 2022

    The ILO says women are particularly hit by job losses. This is likely to lead to an increase in child labour.

  • Myanmar's army bombs displaced Christians

    Jan 20, 2022

    Innocent civilians are continuing to flee fierce fighting between Myanmar’s military and armed resistance groups in the eastern state of Kayah, as the country's Catholic Bishops appeal for an end to the targeting of civilians and respect for churches, hospitals, and schools.

  • Afghanistan the most dangerous place to be Christian, advocacy group says

    Jan 20, 2022

    Afghanistan has unseated North Korea for the dubious distinction of the most dangerous country in the world for Christians, according to a group that reports on global Christian persecution.

  • Card. Zenari: Synodality and charity to heal Syria's bloody wounds

    Jan 20, 2022

    A conference on the themes of the Synod desired by the Pope is scheduled for March 15-17. Representatives from the dioceses, the Roman Curia, local and international charitable organisations will be present. Maronite Archbishop of Damascus: an opportunity "to rediscover our mission".