Global Church News

  • Cambodia slaps ban on sale of breast milk

    Apr 07, 2017

    Cambodia banned the export of breast milk on March 28, ending a business of a U.S.-based company that had been selling the milk in the United States.

  • Nations have a moral duty to destroy nuclear weapons

    Apr 07, 2017

    “The threat of mutually assured destruction through nuclear weapons cannot be the basis for an ethics of fraternity and peaceful coexistence among peoples and states,” the Vatican’s delegate said in an address to a UN session on nuclear disarmament.“

  • Vatican official hopes Trump can be persuaded to change policies

    Apr 07, 2017

    The Vatican hopes that U.S. bishops and others will continue to raise their voices in defense of the obligation to fight climate change and, in time, can persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to change his position, a top Vatican official said.

  • Cardinal Tagle to wash feet of drug addicts on Holy Thursday

    Apr 07, 2017

    In the past years, the Archbishop of Manila observed the Holy Thursday tradition washing the feet of the elderly, women, and people with disabilities

  • French lady writes Way of Cross meditations

    Apr 07, 2017

    Pope Francis has chosen the French biblical scholar Anne-Marie Pelletier to write the meditations that will guide him and thousands of pilgrims during the Way of the Cross service at Rome’s Colosseum.

  • Philippine church program offers hope to drug addicts

    Apr 07, 2017

    Shirtless men engage in casual chatter in street corners, mothers cradle their infants in the alleys, while children run around the narrow streets of a village in the Philippine capital Manila.

  • Thousands of people make a pilgrimage for peace

    Apr 07, 2017

    Great participation of Catholics and non-Catholics in the annual Lenten march for peace 20 km. The pilgrims walked through the night for 7 hours until the Mass in the Basilica of Mount Mary. Card. Gracias: "Peace, harmony and brotherhood will prevail." Large presence of young people.

  • Vatican calls on Jains to work together for peace and non-violence, starting with families

    Apr 07, 2017

    The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue yesterday, March 29 released a message for the Jain festival of Mahavir Jayanti titled Christians and Jains: Together to foster practice of nonviolence in families, signed by Pontifical Council President Card Jean-Louis Tauran and Secretary Mgr Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot.

  • Chemical attack in Syria 'shocks the soul,' says top US bishop

    Apr 06, 2017

    Religious and political leaders have renewed calls for peace as they decried dozens of reported civilian deaths by poison gas this week in the Syrian conflict.

  • For the Indian Church, yoga is not needed to experience the divine

    Apr 06, 2017

    The Syro-Malabar Synod of Bishops issued a note for the clergy, saying that yoga is beneficial for the body and the mind, but should not to be confused with spirituality. The practice is compulsory in Indian schools, but is often used to promote “a Hindu lifestyle."