Global Church News

  • Fabric of Sudanese society torn apart

    Jul 12, 2024

    The Catholic Bishops of Sudan and South Sudan are pleading for an end to the horrific war tearing apart Sudan.

  • BECs in DR Congo told to reinvent themselves to attract youth

    Jul 12, 2024

    “Everyone has a viewpoint to express, a gift to offer in service to the Church,” said Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo of Kinshasa, emphasising the importance of inclusive leadership to engage youth and ensure succession within the communities.

  • Forum explores synodality for inclusive Church reform in Asia

    Jul 12, 2024

    A three-day seminar on Synodality, hosted at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh Centre, has cast a spotlight on the transformative potential of inclusivity and dialogue within the Asian Catholic Church.

  • Japanese bishops issue new ecological guide

    Jul 12, 2024

    The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (CBCJ) recently launched a new publication titled Behold, It Was Very Good —An Invitation to Integral Ecology, marking its first major release since A Gaze Towards Life.

  • Oklahoma orders Bible to be taught in schools

    Jul 12, 2024

    The Oklahoma school superintendent - the highest education official in this American state - issued this directive on June 27, instructing public schools in the southern US state to teach the Bible - a controversial decision likely to fuel the cultural wars fracturing America.

  • Pretoria’s archbishop sees priests as spark for synodal communities

    Jul 12, 2024

    Inspired by the Second Vatican Council’s call for a Church in communion, Pope Francis launched the Synod on Synodality, a call for a more inclusive, collaborative Church – a synodal Church, an invitation for all members to actively participate in the life of the Church.

  • ‘First’ church in Japan celebrates 150th anniversary

    Jul 12, 2024

    Tsukiji Church, a cornerstone of Catholic heritage in Tokyo, celebrated its 150th anniversary with a Thanksgiving Mass on June 30, presided over by Archbishop Isao Kikuchi.

  • Choosing for the common good – revisioning the Church as synodal

    Jul 12, 2024

    In strongly secular cultures, where religion is seen as unnecessary, and in others, where Christianity is viewed as oppressive, it’s crucial to be faithful Christians. The synodal conversation must emphasise Christian love amid political divisions, avoiding fundamentalism and exclusion within the Church.

  • God called me to use radio to reach and inspire His people

    Jul 12, 2024

    Being a journalist in a media house was a dream since my teenage years, as was my desire to become a religious sister.

  • The doctor with a big heart

    Jul 12, 2024

    National Doctors’ Day is celebrated to recognize the contributions of doctors to communities and individual lives. The day is observed on different days in different nations.