Global Church News

  • Philippines to construct 100-foot Padre Pio statue

    Sep 30, 2022

    Cebu Archdiocese in the Philippines has started construction of a 100-foot-tall statue of Padre Pio in a sanctuary dedicated to the popular Italian saint.

  • Two Jesuits suspended in Jakarta archdiocese

    Sep 30, 2022

    Two Jesuits serving in the Jakarta archdiocese have been suspended from priestly duties for seriously violating religious vows, says Indonesian Jesuit Provincial Fr Benedictus Hari Juliawan.

  • First Jesuit school opens in Bangladesh

    Sep 30, 2022

    The Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits, opened its first school in Bangladesh to help form young people to become future leaders of the country.

  • ‘Be Welcoming’ sculpture blessed

    Sep 30, 2022

    Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, blessed a new sculpture entitled Be Welcoming, dedicated to migrants and refugees, saying it serves as a reminder to show kindness to those around us.

  • Nicaragua police place prohibition on processions

    Sep 30, 2022

    Police in Nicaragua have thwarted the celebration of feast day processions for patron saints in a city considered iconic for the ruling Sandinista regime, which continues increasing its repression of the Catholic Church.

  • Vatican opens new embassy in Timor-Leste

    Sep 30, 2022

    The Vatican has opened a new embassy in Timor-Leste capital Dili in an effort to strengthen ties with the Catholic-majority tiny Southeast Asian nation.

  • Church groups help flood-hit Muslims in Pakistan

    Sep 30, 2022

    Parishes in Pakistan’s Islamabad-Rawalpindi metropolitan area are providing aid to Muslims following unprecedented floods that have ravaged the country.

  • Cardinal prays at queen’s funeral, signaling Charles’ openness to dialogue

    Sep 30, 2022

    An English cardinal took part in the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, in an indication of openness of the British Royal family to ecumenical and interfaith dialogue.

  • Nearly 100 die in Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan clashes

    Sep 30, 2022

    Authorities say at least 94 people have died and more than 100 injured in clashes on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border – the deadliest in years. The battles come as regional power Russia focuses on its invasion of Ukraine.

  • Catechesis On Discernment: An example: Ignatius of Loyola

    Sep 30, 2022

    We are continuing our reflection on discernment — during this time, we will speak about spiritual discernment every Wednesday — and in doing so, referring to a specific witness can be helpful to us.